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Sunday September 26th

Karey Wutkowski


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Group Chooses Senior Class Gift Artist

The senior class gift committee has selected Korean artist Do-Ho Suh to sculpt its vision for the Unsung Founders Memorial into a reality. Suh, who is internationally known for his works of public art, was chosen from a pool of 11 candidates who presented their work to the gift committee. Senior Class Gift Chairwoman Reida Lawrence said Suh's interview on campus in February revealed that he is right for the job. "We were very impressed with him getting a feel for the University so quickly," Lawrence said. "He is going to create something very, very powerful for the University."

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Budget, Enrollment Worry Faculty

University administrators and faculty members focused many of their comments at Friday's Faculty Council meeting on the state's continuing budget crisis and the ripple effect it could have on UNC-Chapel Hill's instruction and research abilities. The council also passed a resolution to voice its concerns about future enrollment increases outstripping funding from the N.C. General Assembly.

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Students Embrace Newly Established Sexuality Alliance

Junior Alice Newton is aiming to get some extra credit. Intrigued by discussions that took place in her "Politics of Sexuality" class, Newton says she realized that there is a lack of support between the straight community and the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community at UNC. To bridge this gap, she has established the GLBT-Straight Alliance, getting the group off the ground in less than a month. Almost 100 students, classifying themselves as gay, straight, queer and undefined, crowded into Manning Hall on Wednesday night to throw around ideas and set the alliance's obje

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Officials Hope Donors Will Fund New Video Board

Officials say that while funding has not been secured for a Kenan Stadium video board, they will not look to permanent corporate signage to provide the needed money. UNC Director of Athletics Dick Baddour said he has been looking to obtain a video board for Kenan Stadium for the past five years and hopes to have it installed before the fall 2002 football season.

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Event Evokes Dialogue on Military Action

Rows of students lined the Pit and squinted into the midday sun on Wednesday, listening to members of the University community speak out for and against the ongoing U.S. military presence in Afghanistan. Members of the Coalition to End the Cycle of Violence organized the event to vocalize opinions against the war and espouse the message that being anti-war does not imply anti-American sentiments. Graduate student Michal Osterweil emceed the event, speaking over the buzz of passers-by and student election campaign activity to introduce speakers, musicians and skit participants.

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Students Focus Tuition Battle on BOG

Student Body President Justin Young said he is working with other student leaders to make members of the UNC-system Board of Governors "more receptive" to student opinion of tuition increases. Young said that although the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees listened to a student government presentation at Thursday's meeting, the trustees were already prepared to recommend a one-year, $400 tuition increase. "It seemed like a lot of them had their minds made up," he said.

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Improved Union Stairs Scheduled to Open

A main artery on campus is reopening after construction has been finished on the set of stairs connecting South Road and the Pit area. The previous set of stairs was a main entrance and exit area to the heart of campus before being demolished in summer 2000 as part of the Student Union renovation and expansion project. But with brass-colored handrails and brick trimming, the newly completed stairs have improved the appearance of the area, said Union Director Don Luse. "We think it will make a much more pleasant entrance into the Pit area," he said.

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Officials Confident Qatar Won't Cost University

University officials say the Qatari foundation will more than adequately cover all indirect costs that might come out of establishing an undergraduate business degree program in the nation's capital. The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development -- the charitable organization aimed at building primary and secondary schools in the Middle Eastern nation run by one of the emir's wives -- would pick up the bill for all overhead costs, from every hour of administrative work logged to every international phone call placed. UNC officials also say the Chapel Hill campus

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Senior Class Fills Vacant Positions

The senior class marshals have selected a new chief marshal and senior class vice president-elect to fill spots vacated at the end of last month. The senior class marshals met Sunday to select who would move up from marshal positions to the open posts. The marshals chose Brian Oten to serve as chief marshal and Byron Wilson as the senior class vice president-elect.

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Alumnus Gives $10 Million to International Studies

A UNC alumnus who felt the University sent him out into the world ill-prepared to deal with the global economy has donated $10 million to support international study initiatives. Alston Gardner, who graduated from UNC in 1977, said he didn't leave the United States until he was 30 years old, when his business ventures forced him to interact in the international realm. "My sense was that you didn't have to wait until you were 30 to have an international experience," said Gardner, who lives in Atlanta.

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