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Tuesday September 28th

Joelle Ruben


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South Campus Apartment Project Delayed Indefinitely

The construction of student apartments on South Campus has been pushed back from its 2003 start date because of ongoing construction in the area. University officials have not released a replacement date for the start of the construction project, but it will be delayed for at least two years. Christopher Payne, director of the Department of Housing and Residential Education, said the idea for student apartments on campus emerged from student requests voiced during the creation of UNC-CH's Master Plan.

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University Kicks Off International Education Week

The University kicked off its International Education Week on Monday with a private reception for applicants and past recipients of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship. Provost Robert Shelton, who opened the event by speaking about the University's commitment to international affairs, first thanked his mother -- whose birthday was Monday -- for encouraging him to study abroad. He then introduced speaker Harriet Fulbright, wife of the late Sen. J. William Fulbright, D-Ark.

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Protests Over Labor Subside As Merchandise Money Rises

Despite the continued national popularity of UNC apparel, the University has seen little student activism this semester aimed at protecting the labor responsible for creating that merchandise. This relative silence is a far cry from various protests of recent years, many of which criticized the labor practices of manufacturing corporations that held contracts with UNC. At the same time the University has increased its monitoring of corporations, it also has seen a substantial rise in the number of licensing contracts.

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Campus Opinions on Iraq Diverge; Both Sides Vocal

As the possibility of a war with Iraq approaches reality, there has been a more pronounced division of student and faculty opinions on campus. Most events have been planned by anti-war factions, but an increasing number of activists on both sides have congregated at planned events and spontaneous gatherings. At a recent teach-in, "Don't Attack Iraq: A Teach-in on the Ethics and Politics of an Invasion of Iraq," 35 College Republicans expressed disapproval by holding signs and questioning speakers.

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New Program To Promote 'Active Living'

About 200 people attended a ceremony held at the Lumina Theatre on Monday morning to celebrate a new public health program that incorporates physical activity into all aspects of daily life. The event was followed by an evening forum, which featured a question-and-answer period about Active Living by Design, a recent outreach of the University's School of Public Health.

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Sciences INSPIRE Student Initiative

When Rohit Prakash began contemplating a program to supplement the science curriculum at nearby schools last April, he didn't anticipate much interest. "I was expecting maybe 15, 20 e-mails from hopeful volunteers," he said. But Prakash, now a sophomore, said he has received more than 500 e-mail responses to join INSPIRE, his initiative to improve science education by pairing UNC students with area teachers.

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TA Meal Canceled Due to Poor Planning

An annual barbecue held in appreciation of teaching assistants will not be held this year because of poor planning efforts by student government. The annual TA Appreciation Barbecue, first held in 1998, gives graduate students and the University community the chance to gather and unwind over food and festivities in Polk Place. But Branson Page, president of the Graduate and Professional Student Federation, sent a message to the GPSF listserv Monday after hearing from former Student Body President Justin Young that the event would not take place. The e-mail included a message from Y

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C-START Funding Denied

One of UNC's most unusual undergraduate experiences is being denied official funding from the University after its two-year trial period ends this spring. But after the donations of two professors, the program will continue through next year while organizers attempt to find permanent funding. Carolina Students Taking Academic Responsibility through Teaching, known as C-START, offers undergraduate students the chance to invent, structure and teach their own course to fellow students.

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Mesmer-Rhyising

One of the University's smallest dance groups made a big impression Tuesday night when it drew more than 100 attendees to its second annual spring show in the Great Hall located in the Student Union. Mezmerhythm, a multi-genre dance group formed in 1999, packed its two-hour performance "Rhythms of the Night" with eight different styles of dance. Participants showcased their talents in jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, African, South Asian, lyrical and modern dance styles.

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Teach-in Examines War, Economics Relationship

Scholars from Chapel Hill and Texas convened in the Hanes Art Center Auditorium on Friday to present a teach-in examining the relationship between war and economics. The teach-in, titled "The New War Economy: Who Will Pay?," featured Robert Jensen, a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin as its keynote speaker. The event was sponsored by the UNC Department of Epidemiology.

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