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Thursday April 22nd

KATIE CLINE


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Log in, sign up, find romance

Internet dating sites are yet to enter mainstream college life, but some technology-savvy students looking for love are finding a natural outlet in the Internet. "You kind of have a tendency to lose hope sometimes in a place like Chapel Hill," says Courtney Ferriter, a sophomore English major who uses JDate.com, an online dating site for Jewish singles. Although she has a profile on the site, Ferriter doesn't pay for the full membership - $34.99 per month - because it is too expensive.

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Officials stress desire for cleanliness in Stone Center

Stains and trash are an unwelcome sight in any classroom. But in a building that is barely a year old, it is too early for the condition to decline, said University officials. Since opening in August 2004, the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History has offered a multipurpose auditorium that is used for classes, performances and lectures.

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Stipends called into question

Students are footing the bill for stipends paid to seven positions of student government. But stipends for Student Congress leaders were eliminated last year, and the rest of the student government branches are now in question. A petition is circulating to put a referendum on a ballot that will allow students to vote on whether members of the executive and judicial branches should receive stipends. "Students paying other students is controversial," said Luke Farley, speaker of Student Congress. "This issue needs to be resolved once and for all."

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Families feud with students

Bales of hay in the elevators, broken bottles and late-night loud music were not what married students in Baity Hill expected when they moved in this summer. But when the students assigned to Cobb Residence Hall were relocated to the campus apartments at the beginning of the semester, the family housing turned into more of a dormlike environment for some. "You can hear a lot more commotion than if it was just families," said married student Chrissy Overcash, a senior dental hygiene major.

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Staking out reform

Polk Place has long been regarded as one of the more laid-back areas on campus. But some students have taken that feeling a step further this week, turning the lower quad into their own living room. A group of student activists has literally set up camp in the lower portion of Polk Place and is inviting students to come in, sit down and discuss world issues. The discussion will build into the student activists' trip this weekend to an anti-war demonstration in Washington, D.C.

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Votecarolina works for higher turnout

A lot can happen in four years. So members of VoteCarolina are encouraging students to make their voices heard by voting in the upcoming town election. "Even if 750 or 1,000 students vote, that would likely be enough to affect the face of (the Chapel Hill) Town Council," said Bernard Holloway, treasurer of VoteCarolina. Increased student voting can cause candidates to change the focus of campaigns, said Jeremy Spivey, VoteCarolina president.

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Pit plants give green growth

Amid the most massive period of University construction in recent history, officials are struggling to maintain the tradition, beauty and greenery that once thrived on campus. The University’s Master Plan, approved in 2001, details the construction of new buildings while addressing the need to keep open, natural spaces on campus. “We made a promise to incorporate 10 acres of open space,” said Jill Coleman, landscape architect for facilities planning. “To date, it is not 10, but in the end it will be.”

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Activist efforts stalled as semester nears end

The arrest of a Lenoir Dining Hall cashier catapulted UNC students and Carolina Dining Services employees into a marathon of activism during the past month. They conducted meetings. They signed petitions. They stormed South Building in protest. “What happened this semester is really an amazing consolidation of worker power and student power,” said Jillian Johnson, student organizer for Service Workers United and a member of Student Action with Workers. But with the end of the semester just days away, efforts have slowed almost to a standstill.

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Board discusses UNC relations

Concerns with local, state and national relations were divided and confronted by a network of University affiliates Friday. The UNC Board of Visitors met to work on ways to broaden their visibility to all levels of government. “Carolina, as y’all know, is a global university,” said Michael Smith, dean of the School of Government. The meeting featured UNC officials involved with all levels of government who discussed local, state and national relations. Visitors heard about problems the University faces on each level.

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