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Students Abandon Protests for Compromise

When Jen Daum was asked about her stance on tuition increases while campaigning for student body president in February, she vowed to fight them. "If the administration wants to play hardball with us, we've got to play hardball with them," she said during the campaign. "We've been too polite for too long." But since Daum was elected, her position seems to have changed --

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Technical Woes Void Class Gift Election

Student government officials voided the online election for the senior class gift Tuesday night after a software glitch blocked some seniors from voting. The election was rescheduled for Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The vote for Homecoming king and queen was unaffected, and the results will be announced Saturday at the home football game against the University of Maryland. Senior Class President Paymon Rouhanifard said some seniors who tried to vote through Student Central were classified as juniors and were unable to vote for the class gift.

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Congress Asks Town to Reconsider Ordinance

By a unanimous vote Tuesday, Student Congress asked the Chapel Hill Town Council to re-evaluate the impact of a proposed development ordinance on students and low-income families. Speaker of Congress Tony Larson said the ordinance would make off-campus housing less available and more costly for UNC students. "It's important to understand why (the ordinance) is so tragic for student housing," he said. The ordinance under consideration by the Town Council would limit the number of unrelated residents to two in a house and four total for a two-unit duplex.

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Connecting to the Classroom

Everyone seems to be using them -- students frantically typing papers, professors beaming class notes on to classroom screens, and administrators showing investments at Board of Trustees meetings. The IBM-made laptop computers introduced to campus as part of the Carolina Computing Initiative program almost five years ago have undoubtedly made an impression on the University.

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Budget Calls for Airport to Stay Open

Budget Calls for Airport to Stay Open By Jeff Silver Assistant University Editor A provision in the state budget approved by the N.C. General Assembly last week will force UNC to keep the Horace Williams Airport open until 2005, a move that counters administrators' wishes to begin closing the airport immediately. Chancellor James Moeser announced UNC's intentions to close the airport at a press conference April 30. He cited the cost associated with maintaining the airport and safety concerns as reasons for the planned closing.

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Tibetan Refugee Speaks on Campus

With stories of brutal torture and religions oppression, Tibetan monk Palden Gyatso urged a crowd Saturday night to push for an end to U.S. relations with China. Gyatso, who spoke through interpreter Tenzin Wangchuk, addressed a crowd of more than 200 people in Hamilton Hall at the event sponsored by Students for a Free Tibet. Tibet is a region located in the southwest corner of China.

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Summer Reading Author Defends Work, UNC's Decision

Michael Sells, author of the book that has been the center of a nationwide debate, spoke Thursday about Islam and its role in acts of religious violence. Sells told a packed house at Hill Hall Auditorium that his book, "Approaching the Qur'

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Kinnaird, Lee Face Off Again on UNC Campus

Round two of the on-campus debates between Sens. Ellie Kinnaird and Howard Lee, both D-Orange, brought the candidates to the UNC-Chapel Hill Employee Forum on Wednesday. Kinnaird and Lee are running against each other in the Sept. 10 Democratic primary for the 23rd District N.C. Senate seat, which encompasses Orange County.

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Greek Affairs Stresses Fire Code Compliance in Frats

Click here to see the full Spring 2002 Greek Report in PDF format. Two UNC fraternities were cited for a number of fire code violations that greatly exceeded that of other houses during the spring 2002 semester. Though officials call the numbers troubling, they say efforts are under way to fix the problems. Sigma Alpha Epsilon was cited for 49 fire code violations, and Zeta Psi was cited for 27, according to a report from UNC's Office of Greek Affairs.

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Desegregation Advocates Speak Out

"This is our day to fight," said National Public Radio correspondent Juan Williams, addressing a group gathered Friday to face the perceived resegregation of Southern schools. Williams spoke at a conference called "The Resegregation of Southern Schools?" sponsored primarily by the UNC Center for Civil Rights and the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University. The conference, which began with a media day Thursday and ended with a full day of sessions Friday, brought together educators and scholars from around the nation.

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