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Monday December 5th

Mandy Melton


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Students Use Art to Tell UNC's `Hidden Truths'

Beneath the watchful eye of Silent Sam, a group of Art 63 students gathered Thursday night to remember the "hidden truths" of UNC.A mock funeral march down Franklin Street preceded the memorial service.As the students, who were clothed in black, traveled from Hanes Art Center to a fenced-in graveyard of artwork in front of Silent Sam, their somber faces and mournful attire drew many curious stares from observers.

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Forum Aims To Advance Moratorium

A wrongly accused former death row inmate and the sister of an N.C. death row inmate told audience members Thursday night that a moratorium to halt all executions is needed now and that the abolishment of the death penalty should soon follow.Rose Clark, the sister of death row inmate Ernest Basden, opened the campus forum sponsored primarily by the UNC Campaign to End the Death Penalty by apologizing in advance for her emotions.

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`Spin Doctor' Tells of Time At White House

Describing his former job as both the greatest and the worst in his life, former White House spokesman Lanny Davis offered his account Tuesday afternoon of his experience as a spin doctor. Davis, the author of the book "Truth to Tell: Tell It Early, Tell It All, Tell It Yourself: Notes From My White House Education," served as special counsel to President Clinton from December 1996 until February 1998.The book chronicles Davis' interactions with the media during investigations surrounding Clinton's campaign fund-raising tactics.

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Award to Send UNC Student Mehfar to Asia

When Alex Mehfar and his family moved from Iran to North Carolina in 1983, he had to start over with almost nothing.His father only had $300 to his name when the Mehfars arrived.But the senior economics major from Cary refused to let hardships get in his way of achieving success.Mehfar recently was named a Luce Scholar, an honor that only 18 Americans receive each year and that only 22 other UNC students have held since 1974.

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Congress Tackles Last Items

With standing-room only and a packed agenda, members of the 82nd session of Student Congress opened the final meeting of their term Tuesday night.But the crowd quickly dwindled as soon as Congress unanimously approved a resolution to approve new appointees to the Honor Court.The Honor Court appeared first on the agenda at the request of Rep. Mark Townsend.

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Sierra Club Speaks Out in Support of Odum Village

The local branch of the Sierra Club held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to voice concern that Odum Village might become a victim of UNC's Master Plan. But Master Plan Director Jonathan Howes said demolition of UNC's family housing community currently is not being considered as an option.

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South Campus Group Voices Concerns

Turning their frustrations into a formal complaint, two students have sent a letter to University officials requesting that South Campus residents be compensated for hardships caused by construction in the area.Sophomore Max Gustashaw and freshman Christina Baur, co-presidents of the newly formed South Campus Resident Alliance, sent the letter to Department of University Housing Director Christopher Payne, Chancellor James Moeser, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Sue Kitchen, Student Body President Brad Matthews and Student Body President-elect Justin Young on March 6.Gustashaw and B

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Students Air Honor Court Concerns Online

An online forum sponsored by the Freshman Focus Council will now allow students another opportunity to vent any of their concerns about the Honor Court.UNC's student judicial system is this month's topic of online discussion on the Freshman Central Web site, a site launched in January to help freshmen adjust to campus life.Freshman Web site Co-chairman Matt Tepper said the idea for this topic, which is generated by council members monthly, came from an Honor Court forum hosted by Chancellor James Moeser last week.Concerns about UNC's judicial process surfaced last fall when computer s

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Asian-American Professor, Writer Speaks at UNC

In an attempt to promote awareness of Asian-American Heritage Week, students and faculty gathered Thursday night to hear a Harvard University creative writing professor read from her work and field questions on embracing her Asian origins.Kyoko Mori has written several short stories, poems and novels about Asian-American women who have tried to retrace their heritage. "Mori has a unique perspective because she is both an Asian American and a woman," said Tin Nguyen, senior co-president of the UNC Asian-American Center for Development.

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