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Wednesday December 8th

Jennifer Johnson


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Hospital Will Offer Smallpox Vaccine

UNC Hospitals decided this week to implement a controversial smallpox vaccination program, becoming one of 60 hospitals in North Carolina to do so. All 5,000 employees of the hospital received an e-mail detailing the plan to inoculate 80 to 120 employee volunteers who would be responsible for treating smallpox cases in the event of a bioterrorist attack. The plan follows a nationwide vaccination program for hospital workers, which is expected to start after Jan. 24 in accordance with a declaration by President Bush.

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University Officials Focus On 5-Year Financial Plan

When Chancellor James Moeser came to UNC, he vowed to make it the top public university in the nation. But that goal has become more difficult to reach after withstanding several years of substantial budget reductions. Officials hope that with a comprehensive five-year financial plan, the University will be able to continue moving toward that goal despite an uncertain economy.

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1st Radiothon Raises Almost $200,000 for Hospital

Success is the word of the day for the largest public fund-raiser UNC Hospitals has ever put together. N.C. Children's Promise: $20 for 20 Hours raised preliminary figures of $183,216 in donations from radio listeners across the state and $7,500 in the lobby of the hospital during the 20-hour radiothon for the N.C. Children's Hospital. The radiothon began at 5 a.m. Wednesday and ended at 1 a.m. Thursday. During that time, listeners could call into their local radio stations and donate $20 or more for the 20 hours the radiothon was taking place.

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UNC Salary Disparities Examined

Since a recent study revealed salary disparities between male and female faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill, officials say the next step is to find out why. The comprehensive study was presented to the Faculty Council on Nov. 3 after several campus groups that deal with gender equity approached the chancellor and the provost in 2001, asking for an examination of salary disparities at UNC-CH. The full report's results were made available Wednesday.

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UNC Honor Court Seeks Education, Not Penalty

With no gavel, no bloodthirsty prosecution and no loud objections by the defense, the University Honor Court is a different proceeding from what most students imagine. The legal court system is an adversarial system that pits the prosecution and the defense against each other, but officials say the Honor Court is only quasi-adversarial because it tries to educate rather than punish the defendant. "We want the students to walk away with something, so we try to emphasize the educational mission of the University," said Student Attorney General Amanda Spillman.

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Armory Could Get Historic Standing

The Future Naval Officers Association has jumped the first hurdle in the fight to keep the Naval Armory building right where it is, but it might be to no avail. The North Carolina Register added the 60-year-old building to its study list last week, which allows it to be considered by the N.C. State Historic Preservation Office to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Naval Armory and Venable Hall, are scheduled to be demolished in 2005 to make way for a new $186 million science complex.

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Campus Launches Water Conservation Campaign

Campus Launches Water Conservation Campaign Campus Launches Water Conservation Campaign By Jennifer Johnson Staff Writer Posters, placards, stickers and a Web site - "Every Drop Counts" has all the makings of a successful campaign, including the cost of sacrifice. The Senior Level Emergency Committee, which oversees all emergencies on campus, launched the "Every Drop Counts" campaign last week to inform faculty, staff and students about the local water emergency and to limit the amount of water used on campus. The campaign's goal is to reduce water use on campus by 25 p

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Scholarships Benefit From High Trademark Revenues

Lately UNC apparel is making appearances all over -- from MTV to NASCAR -- and the numbers prove that sales are rising. Trademark licensing revenue for the 2001-02 year was the highest in the University's history, and scholarships are reaping the benefits. The total was $3.58 million, up about $399,000 from last year. After operational expenses, $2.52 million was given to general scholarships and $841,393 was given to the Department of Athletics for athletic scholarships.

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Plans for Horace Williams Tract Move Forward

The University's plans for the Horace Williams tract are methodically falling into place one committee at a time while residents and officials try to assess the impact on the area's future. Carolina North -- a research, commercial and residential community just two miles down the road from campus -- is still in the early planning stages. The campus, which will be completed within the next 20 to 50 years, will be situated on 892 acres off Airport Road and Estes Drive, which bridges Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

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