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Wednesday December 8th

Jessica Sleep


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New Study Abroad Policy Aims to Improve International Experience

University officials say a new study abroad policy could give students a more affordable and higher-quality international experience. The policy, effective spring 2003, states that undergraduate students can only receive academic credit for study abroad programs that are formally administered and approved by UNC. The Educational Policy Committee and the administrative boards of the College of Arts and Sciences and the General College approved the policy at a March meeting. Madge Hubbard, senior associate director of the Study Abroad Office, said the policy is an effort to strength

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UNC Housekeepers to Protest Alleged Exploitation

UNC housekeepers plan to descend upon the steps of South Building today to protest the exploitation and injustice they say has resulted from the University's administrative practices. The rally will take place at noon and will include members from UE Local 150, the N.C. Public Service Workers Union; and UE Local 150 A, the UNC graduate student and adjunct faculty union.

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Low Vote Count Stops Fee Increase

Students voted to increase student activity fees in Tuesday's special election, but provisions in the Student Code will prevent the referendum from passing, said Speaker of Student Congress, Tony Larson. Students voted 241 to 176 to raise the student activity fee $16.50 for all students. But Larson said Article 6, Section 503 of the Student Code requires that at least 10 percent of the student body must vote to approve any increase in student fees. "I am fairly certain that it will not pass," he said.

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Investigation Likely Won't Affect Hiring

University officials say it is unlikely that UNC will change its hiring practices despite the work of an undercover animal rights activist that led to recent charges of animal rights violations in campus laboratories. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals accused UNC of laboratory animal abuse and neglect after it released video footage Thursday that was taken with a hidden camera by an undercover investigator.

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Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting

Imagine believing that you are Britney Spears or that you are sitting in front of hundreds of people wearing nothing but your underwear. No, you're not under the influence of drugs or alcohol; you're under the influence of hypnotist Tom DeLuca. An enthusiastic Memorial Hall audience witnessed DeLuca use his powers of suggestion Tuesday night to elicit hysterical behaviors from student volunteers. DeLuca's performance, entitled "An Evening with Tom DeLuca: Theatre of the Imagination" was sponsored by the Pop Culture Committee of the Carolina Union Activities Board.

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UNC Not Sure About Matching Child-Care Fees

UNC-Chapel Hill officials say that although they have begun meeting with involved students, it is still too early to determine whether the University will be able to match funds generated by the recently approved child-care referendum. Before student voters passed the referendum last February, the Chancellor's Child-Care Advisory Committee made a formal recommendation to the administration that the University match any revenue generated from the increase in student fees.

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Online 2002-03 Parking Registration Starts

UNC students began to cast their lots in the campus parking lottery Monday, hoping to obtain a jackpot in the form of a parking permit. But campus construction and recent legislative actions have resulted in changes to this year's parking assignment process, officials said. Registration opened to students at 2 p.m.

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2 UNC Employees Charged With Embezzlement

Police arrested Kenesha Nicole Nelson, 22, of 211 Hyatt Court No. 26 in Siler City at 12:30 p.m. Thursday for one felony count of embezzlement after issuing a warrant for her arrest on Wednesday, reports state. Capt. Mark McIntyre, the investigating officer for University police, said Nelson was employed at the Ambulatory Care Center, where she worked in the obstetrics and gynecology department.

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Blue Cross Gives Gift to Help Fund New Research Center

Officials at UNC's School of Public Health announced Tuesday that a $1 million gift from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation will help fund the school's new state-of-the-art research center. UNC boasts the top-ranked school of public health at a public university nationwide and the only school of its kind in North Carolina. The gift, which will be awarded over four years, will go directly to help fund the new 125,000-square-foot research facility.

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Speakers Discuss Women's Issues

Female state legislators, professors and University officials addressed students Monday in the Pit during the main event of Women's Week. The hourlong event, sponsored by the Carolina Women's Center, was one of many programs planned for the annual celebration of women. Other events last week included "Take Back the Night," a rally to end sexual assault against women, and a breast health workshop. After opening remarks by center director Diane Kjervik, Susan Moeser, the University organist and Department of Art faculty member, introduced her husband, Chancellor James Moeser.

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