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Pedestrian Safety Campaign Begins

Students volunteered their services Wednesday by stepping out into the street to take an active role in pedestrian safety. In an event called "Yield to Heels," volunteers stationed at four crosswalks throughout campus distributed logo T-shirts and informative fliers with coupons for local businesses. The event was part of the Department of Public Safety's ongoing pedestrian safety campaign.

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Friends Praise Life of Professor

Those who knew the late journalism Professor John Bittner honored him -- sometimes tearfully -- with praise of his friendship, character and scholarship at a memorial service Wednesday afternoon. Family, friends, colleagues, neighbors and students gathered in 111 Carroll Hall to celebrate the life and achievements of Bittner, who died April 9 at age 58. "(Bittner) was an elegant writer and an insightful scholar," said journalism Professor Don Shaw, who shared his remarks and two poems via video.

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New Safe Ride Program Now in Effect

A new program to maximize the safety of students returning home from Franklin Street during late-night hours is now in effect. Student government instituted the Safe Ride program, which began its pilot phase Monday, to curb drunk driving and to keep students safe, said Anup Dashputre, chairman of student services for student government.

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Young Reflects on His Year as SBP: Unexpected Trials, Some Successes

"I would say a 9.8." On a scale of one to 10, that's how Justin Young rated his student body presidential term. What happened to the other 0.2? "Tuition, parking and Qatar," he said. Young, who hands his office over to Student Body President-elect Jen Daum today, said his greatest strength as president was representing the student body. He said he thought he was in tune with a majority of the campus community -- which is why he said he feels so badly about the issues that didn't result in the most positive outcome for students.

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Officials Defend Effectiveness Of UNC's Anti-Hazing Policy

One fraternity's official reprimand and an anonymous letter from a concerned parent are calling into question the issue of hazing at the University. In January, Kappa Alpha fraternity received an Honor Court reprimand for a hazing violation last September, said Dave Gilbert, judicial programs officer and assistant dean of students. He said the official hazing reprimand -- the only one issued this academic year -- included a written warning and a sanction for the fraternity to conduct an educational program.

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Teach-in Aims to Promote Awareness of Iraqi Issues

Concern over continued U.S. bombing in Iraq attracted about 30 people to Bingham Hall on Wednesday night for a teach-in sponsored by Students United for a Responsible Global Environment. SURGE featured speakers Rania Masri, a graduate of N.C. State University, and Tomas Murawski, a UNC senior and SURGE member. The event's organizer, SURGE member Elizabeth Ferris, said her goal was to raise awareness about Iraq and the U.S. bombing campaign against it. "I didn't know what was going on (in Iraq) a year ago, and now I'm horrified by it," she said.

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Growth, Kids Mark 4th Marathon

"A day to go wild for the life of a child," stated one of the posters taped up in Fetzer Gym, where walls quaked for 24 hours with singing, playing, competing, performing, fund raising and, most of all, dancing. This weekend, 577 dancers, 200 moralers, 300 volunteers and 120 committee members filled the gym for the annual UNC Dance Marathon. Last year, the marathon boasted 400 dancers.

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Ballot May Feature Two Referendums

Two student-initiated referendums are likely to appear on the Feb. 12 student elections ballot. One potential referendum is sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Federation and will propose adding 75 cents to the student activity fee for child care for UNC students with children. The other asks students to vote in support of urging N.C. legislators to pass campaign finance reform. The GPSF's proposed resolution is scheduled to go before Student Congress on Tuesday. If passed by Congress, the referendum will appear on the Feb.

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Presentations Focus on Twin Towers

The twin towers of the World Trade Center were the focus of a presentation conducted Wednesday night by the students of a City and Regional Planning Department seminar taught last semester. Led by students who took the first-year seminar, the presentation featured various aspects of the popular American edifices that were destroyed by a terrorist attack on Sept. 11. The students tackled the development of the trade center project in the 1960s and 1970s, the building's architecture and construction components, and the structure's impact on the city of New York.

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Kickoff Scheduled For Carolina First

Kickoff Scheduled For Carolina First By Kara Eide Staff Writer Officials have tentatively scheduled April 26 as the date to announce the total results of the Carolina First fund-raising campaign after an extended period of "quiet" fund raising. The celebratory event, which also signifies the start of the public phase of the campaign, was originally going to take place Oct. 12 -- University Day -- but was postponed indefinitely after the events of Sept. 11.

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