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Homecoming Queen Launches Service Project

UNC's Homecoming Queen Shayla Higginbotham will kickoff her required service project, "HEELing Hearts," from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Pit. Each year, Homecoming kings and queens are required to complete a service project that they pitched during their campaign. "During the holiday season, I feel that children will not be able to erase the memories of September 11, so that inspired me to coordinate the HEELing Hearts project," she said.

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UNC Bestows 5 Davie Awards

Chancellor James Moeser and the UNC Board of Trustees presented the William Richardson Davie Award on Wednesday to five outstanding contributors to the University. "We honored some really great friends of the University who served us well," said Tim Burnett, chairman of the BOT. UNC alumni Erskine Bowles, John Burress, Edward Smith and Nelson Taylor received the award as well as Walter Davis, who acquired $32 million that was used to pay for the construction of Walter Royal Davis Library.

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Japan, America Unite With SUSHI

Hand-painted pumpkins and odango, a traditional Japanese food made of sweet rice powder, covered the tables in the lobby of Alderman Residence Hall as part of a celebration of the moon Thursday night. Twenty students attended the Otsukimi celebration, which was sponsored by the Society of Undergraduate Students With Interest in Japan. Otsukimi is a traditional Japanese holiday that is similar to Americans' traditional Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations.

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Wolfe Scholarship Supports Young Writers

The Creative Writing Program and the Department of English recently announced a new scholarship for young creative writers. The new Thomas Wolfe Scholarship will offer full four-year financial support to one incoming freshman per year, beginning fall 2002. The application will require applicants to submit up to 50 pages in prose, 40 pages in poetry or 60 pages in play writing. In addition to the submissions, applicants must complete a questionnaire and submit a 500-word personal essay entitled "Why I Write." Thomas Wolfe, an Asheville native, was one of the most prominent autho

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Student Leaders Look to Fill 20 Positions

Members of student government are looking to fill 20 crucial openings in their staff in the next few days, and they say they're looking for students who want to have their voices heard on campus issues. The openings are for external appointment positions, which give students the chance to serve as representatives on various boards and committees. There are a total of more than 100 appointments, which the executive branch of student government usually fills in the spring, but 20 positions still remain open.

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