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Tuesday September 27th

Jennifer Coughlan


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GROWISE\Proceeds\Stolen

Senior Laurel Varnado arrived to work at W. B. Yeats on Wednesday night a bit distressed.Varnado, president of Giving and Reaching Out to Women -- International Student Education, came to work after a benefit dinner the the UNC organization held in the Great Hall.But as much as $250 of the event's total proceeds of $300 to $350 were stolen.The money was going to provide scholarships for indigenous elementary and high school girls in Africa.Varnado said that after the dinner she went to work at W. B.

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UNC May Seek Grant From Alcohol Institute

Several UNC officials met on Wednesday to continue pursuing a grant aimed at raising student awareness about the University's alcohol policy.If awarded the $8,000 grant from the Governor's Institute on Alcohol and Substance Abuse Inc., UNC will use the money to increase students' familiarity with the policy and to address specific alcohol abuse issues on campus.The meeting came two weeks after two students received citations due to a policy they say is confusing and unfair.Freshmen Jackie Fritz and Michael Dorfman received citations on April 2 for possession of alcohol, although they

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4 Alumni Selected to Fill BOT Seats

The Board of Governors approved the appointment of three prominent N.C. businessmen and an Atlanta lawyer to the Board of Trustees on Thursday, filling positions that will open this summer.Paul Fulton Jr., Karol Mason, Hugh McColl Jr. and Nelson Schwab III -- all UNC graduates -- will replace four trustees whose terms end in late June. The appointments will become effective July 1 after the terms of Chairwoman Anne Cates and members William Jordan, Cressie Thigpen and Charles Sanders expire.Cates will leave the board to become a member of the BOG in July.

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Students Request More Education Of Alcohol Policy

Two UNC students are questioning the clarity and fairness of the University's alcohol policy after receiving citations April 2 that they claim are unjust.Freshmen Jacki Fritz and Michael Dorfman were in a Hinton James Residence Hall room with open alcoholic beverages when four University police officers issued citations to both of them.But the students said they were not drinking.Dorfman said the citation will force him to take a class in responsible alcohol use, complete community service and pay a $25 fine.

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Dinner Talk Focuses on Racism

Students and activists dined on sub sandwiches in a discussion-style setting Monday evening to define and share thoughts on institutional racism.About 50 people, representing a wide array of campus and local organizations, attended the dinner discussion, which was led by African-American studies Professor Valerie Kaalund.Kaalund focused the conversation on institutional racism in areas like scientific research, education and politics.

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Council Hears UNC Issues

UNC faculty, students and administrators gathered to discuss the recently approved Master Plan and a hodgepodge of other University issues at Friday's Faculty Council meeting.Chancellor James Moeser opened the meeting in Wilson Library and addressed implications of the Master Plan, a model for long-term growth approved Thursday by the Board of Trustees.Council members expressed concern that the relationship between UNC and town officials might become strained because town officials and local residents wanted to delay University action on the plan.

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New Program Fuses Math, Decision-Making

Revisions to the curriculum of mathematical sciences have created opportunities for a new degree in mathematical decision-making at UNC.The new Mathematical Decision Sciences program will teach students quantitative methods to making difficult choices involving calculus, probability, operations research, statistics and the accompanying sophisticated computer software.While a similar degree has existed at UNC for more than two decades, the MDS program offers a new form of the discipline.

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`Progress' Joins Faculty, Student Activists

In a step to unite student and faculty efforts at UNC, the Progressive Faculty Network and the Progress Students Coalition have joined forces to form a group named -- quite simply -- Progress.While the organizations will continue to work separately, Progress aims to foster communication between the groups -- both of which are prominent activist organizations on campus."The main focus is to be a medium between students and faculty," said Rudy Kleysteuber, Campus Y co-president and participant in the formation of Progress.Rashmi Varma, an English professor and member of the Pr

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`Titans' Coach Visits Campus

The former coach who was the basis for the central character in the movie "Remember the Titans" said Monday night that racial diversity has come a long way but that a great deal of progress is still needed.Herman Boone used the discussion to address some of the real-life issues he faced in 1971 as head football coach of the then newly integrated T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va.

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UNC Study To Test Liver Disease Treatment

UNC doctors will begin a study to determine the effectiveness of a new liver dialysis treatment as early as this week. The study, which is expected to last about one year, was initiated by the introduction of the HemoTherapies unit for people with advanced liver disease. The results will influence whether UNC will begin to incorporate the device into treatments for local patients.The HemoTherapies unit is a compact, mobile device that utilizes a filter system to remove harmful ammonia and other organic compounds from the blood.

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