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Saturday March 25th

Jennifer Klahre


Hospital still searching for more donors

The new N.C. Cancer Hospital has high-tech equipment and state-of-the-art facilities, but administrators are looking for one more thing — a multimillion-dollar name.The hospital, which had its opening ceremony in September, is looking to sell naming rights to the building, which carries a price tag of $25 million to $30 million.In the meantime, the hospital is selling naming rights to rooms within the building. The money raised through the sale of these rooms will support patient program enhancements rather than research.

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Tracing swine ?u is difficult

As the University attempts to cope with a spreading H1N1 virus and considers new rules on how to prevent it, officials are finding that tracing the virus is more difficult than they thought.While UNC recorded its first case on May 29, the exact number of infected persons to date remains a mystery even to Campus Health Services officials. “Nobody would be able to say with certainty because employees have different health care providers, and the way people are being tested and treated kept changing throughout the summer,” said Mike McFarland, UNC spokesman.

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Course waiver reduced for UNC employees

The state has reduced a UNC-system benefit that lets employees take classes for free as a result of a drastic budget shortfall.Employees previously had the opportunity to take three classes a year at any UNC-system school free of charge, but the new cut reduced the benefit to eight credit hours a year.According to the budget, the benefit reduction will save North Carolina $700,000 a year.

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