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Monday October 25th

Kevin Kiley

Erskine Bowles plans to step down as UNC president once a successor is found.

Teams launch search effort

Picking the next UNC-system president is not an easy job, even for the group of more than 40 people charged with the task. Before they can even think about candidates, members of the committees must get input from various sources, develop a sense of the system’s direction and draft a job description for the person who will replace outgoing President Erskine Bowles.

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Grade inflation questions loom for SBP

It was the challenge that many say epitomized how former Student Body President Eve Carson led.It was a largely unanticipated faculty issue in her first month in office — a vote on a new method of reporting grades known as the Achievement Index — that drove the Carson administration to act in a matter of days.

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Provost candidates share backgrounds

Chancellor Holden Thorp’s new right-hand man is going to be a lot like him.In addition to wearing glasses, all four of the finalists for the position of executive vice chancellor and provost are white males with a science background.All four have extensive experience in academics and administration, which qualifies them to be the chief academic officer.

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Libby Longino of Dallas, will use the Rhodes Scholarship to study forced migration at Oxford.

Two selected as Rhodes scholars

Seniors Libby Longino and Henry Spelman didn’t exactly hit it off when they met as freshmen in a poetry writing class.“I didn’t really notice Libby, and she thought I was pretentious,” Spelman said.Friends said Longino would come home after class and talk about a guy who the rest of the class couldn’t relate to.

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