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Wednesday October 27th

Joe Monaco


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Student Government Names Participants In Seminar on Qatar

Student government completed the selection process Thursday for the 30-student focus group that will meet today for the first time to examine the potential development of a Kenan-Flagler Business School unit in Qatar. "The applications were excellent," said Student Body Vice President Rudy Kleysteuber. "For a while we weren't sure we'd have the turnout we hoped for." Student Body President Justin Young was especially pleased with the wide range of applications received.

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Student Congress Rejects Finance Reform Referendum

Student Congress sent a message Tuesday that referendums and resolutions are not interchangeable by refusing to place a referendum supporting campaign finance reform on the spring ballot. "It is our job to pass resolutions saying things that student groups want," Speaker Mark Townsend said Thursday. "It would be trampling on our ability to do that if they could just go straight to the student body (with a referendum)." Townsend said the decision was essential to prevent Congress from heading down a "dangerous slope."

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Congress Denies Funding For 2nd LGBT Position

Student Congress rejected an appropriations request Tuesday night that would have allowed the hiring of a second UNC lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender coordinator. The first LGBT coordinator position, which is new this semester, is allocated a $1,500 stipend. Members of several LGBT groups asked for a second $1,500 stipend to create a second position. The students whose request was denied said they were upset by the decision. "(Congress is) an extraordinarily irresponsible group," said Fred Hashagen, the current LGBT coordinator.

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New Constitutional Society Hosts Kick-Off Event

The American Constitution Society For Law and Policy hosted a kick-off event Thursday evening for the society's new UNC and Duke University law school chapters. Titled "Taking Back the Constitution," the program, which took place at the UNC School of Social Work, featured speeches from a number of prominent attorneys, including the society's founder, Peter Rubin, counsel to former Vice President Al Gore in the two Florida election cases heard by the Supreme Court. Other speakers included Walter Dellinger, former acting U.S.

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'Killer Condom' Takes Bite Out of Awkward Issues

Nothing spurs conversation quite like a pack of genitalia-eating condoms. At least that's what the Carolina Union Activities Board was banking on. Representatives from four campus organizations attended CUAB's free screening of the film "Killer Condom" on Tuesday evening to discuss issues raised in the movie, including contraceptive use, morality and homosexuality. "We thought it would make people talk," said CUAB President Krisi Young of the film. "We wanted to provide an atmosphere where people will feel comfortable talking about what they've seen."

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Wall Comes Down With Ceremony

In an emotional ceremony that featured University drama students and Chapel Hill firefighters, the September 11 Tribute wall in Polk Place was dismantled Thursday. Coordinated by ArtsCarolina, an umbrella organization for various artistic groups on campus, the ceremony took place on the one-month anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "Today is the end of the 30-day mourning period that President Bush designated for America's firefighters," said Amy Brannock, ArtsCarolina director. "So we decided it would be an appropriate day to remove the wall."

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Congress Plans to Fill Vacant Seats

Student Congress handled matters related to the executive branch of student government and passed resolutions of international scope at the group's Tuesday meeting. Congress began their meeting by passing a resolution condemning the Sept.

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Officials Postpone Trip to Qatar

Security and travel concerns have prompted the University to postpone discussions with Qatar officials about developing a Kenan-Flagler Business School in the Middle Eastern nation. Education officials from Qatar began talks with UNC-system officials about two years ago about establishing a business curriculum and degree program for students in the area. Qatar is a small nation bordering Saudi Arabia, across the Persian Gulf from Afghanistan.

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The Search for a Final Inspirtation

Every love story has the mushy "farewell" scene.You know the scene I'm talking about. It usually takes place on a cool, clear night, just as the sun sinks below the horizon, and the stars begin to appear in the purple sky. It's the scene in which the brave and handsome hero bids farewell to the beautiful maiden, promising her he will return someday so that they might spend the rest of their lives together.I hate that scene. It makes me want to projectile vomit.Therefore, if nothing else, I can promise that there will be none of that "farewell mush" here today. No way.

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