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Tuesday September 28th

Meredith Nicholson


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BOG to Focus on Enrollment

UNC-system officials decided Thursday to override a mandatory reduction of Elizabeth City State University's budget despite the fact that the school exceeded the system's 18 percent out-of-state enrollment cap for the second year in a row. The UNC-system Board of Governors' Budget and Finance Committee voted unanimously to spare ECSU from any monetary penalty because the university already has had its budget trimmed because of the statewide budget reduction earlier this fiscal year.

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Black Students at UNC Well-Served, Study Says

Norledia Moody was a little worried when she left her small, rural hometown and her predominantly black high school for UNC two years ago that she would feel like a minority for the first time. But Moody, a junior journalism major, said that it was an easy transition and that she never has felt out of place at UNC. Now Moody helps other incoming minorities make the same transition by co-chairing the Minority Student Recruitment Committee, an organization sponsored by the Office of Minority Affairs that recruits minority students.

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December Graduates Say Goodbye to UNC

While many UNC students were packing up to go home for Winter Break, a select few were walking across the Smith Center floor for the final time. Students graduating at the end of the fall semester celebrated their Commencement on Dec. 20. Students who graduated in the summer also were honored at the ceremony. Chancellor James Moeser; Robert Albright, senior class vice president; and Branson Page, president of the Graduate and Professional Student Federation were among those who addressed the 1,463 graduates.

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Secretary Williford Resigns

Student Body Secretary Rebecca Williford resigned Tuesday, citing the worsening of a persistent health problem. Interim Student Body Secretary Matt Compton will remain in the position until Dec. 6. "Resigning was an extremely difficult decision, but one that is unfortunately necessary in light of persisting health problems," Williford stated in a press release. "I am very thankful to have had this opportunity to contribute to the University, and I remain deeply committed to the goals of the Daum administration."

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UNC Tries to Balance Perception, Tuition

UNC long has prided itself on providing an affordable education for the people of North Carolina -- an ideal later reflected in a clause in the N.C. Constitution proclaiming that tuition at the University should remain free of expense "as far as practicable." But as the cost of tuition rises, so do fears that the University is becoming inaccessible to all but the most wealthy residents of the state.

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2 Students Arrested On Drug Charges

Two UNC students arrested in Ehringhaus Residence Hall on drug-related charges Wednesday appeared for the first time in court Thursday morning. The charges against Charles Bryan Corey, 20, and Jason Lee Hallenbeck, 19, at Orange County District Court in Hillsborough were continued until Dec. 12. Police arrested Corey, a sophomore chemistry major in pre-medicine who worked at UNC Laboratories, and Hallenbeck, a sophomore political science major, at 3:25 p.m. in 51 Ehringhaus. They were released on a written promise to appear in court.

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Council Discusses Faculty Salaries

Members of the Faculty Council debated Friday whether tuition money allotted for faculty raises should be distributed across the board or based on merit. Provost Robert Shelton announced that the 1.2 percent raises funded by campus-based tuition increases would be given to faculty who were particularly deserving or who are in danger of being lured away by other universities. But some council members said they think this is sending the wrong message to the faculty, insinuating that those who do not receive raises are not as highly valued.

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Students, Faculty Sign Divestment Petitions

At universities across the nation, tensions are rising because of a campaign aimed at toppling the Israeli economy to end the occupation of Palestinian lands. This summer, UNC joined roughly 50 universities nationwide where faculty and students have formed campaigns to urge university officials to withdraw funds from any company that substantially supports Israel.

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Ehringhaus Ends Term as UNC Counsel

Susan Ehringhaus will end her 29-year term as vice chancellor and University general counsel at the end of the calendar year. Ehringhaus, who has been with the University for 32 years and served under six chancellors, will begin her new position Jan. 1, 2003, serving a special joint assignment with the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association of American Universities, based out of Washington, D.C.

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Major Construction Projects Under Way

Students arriving on campus this year were greeted by more orange fences and fewer trees, and officials say this will not be an uncommon sight on campus as the semester goes on. Bruce Runberg, associate vice chancellor for planning and construction, said that projects on campus will be stepped up this year and that there are more than 90 projects in the works.

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