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Sunday September 26th

Paige Ammons


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Seminar To Advise Next Year

A new student seminar designed to provide input on a UNC business school in Qatar will begin its advisory role only after a decision is made about whether to pursue the school, Chancellor James Moeser said Monday. Student government officials recommended the seminar, the formation of which was announced at Friday's Faculty Council meeting.

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Women's Center Gains New Location, Expanded Purpose

The Carolina Women's Center will be able to provide more services and more accessibility because of their new location on campus. The center, an advocacy group for female students at UNC, moved from its former office on Airport Road to a temporary location on Franklin Street last week. By next year, they will move to their permanent on-campus location at West House, which is currently occupied by the Institute for Arts and Humanities. The move will occur as soon as the institute is ready to move to its new building, which is under constructed.

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Greeks Hit Sprinkler Deadline

All Greek organizations with operating houses have met today's deadline to comply with Chapel Hill's sprinkler and fire alarm regulations. But a few fraternity houses have had to close their doors during the past year to renovate and install sprinkler and alarm systems. Because of a fire in the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house in 1996 that killed five UNC students, the town issued an ordinance requiring specific sprinkler and alarm systems to be installed in all fraternity and sorority houses.

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Business School Transitions To New Network

A change in the University's computer network structure last weekend baffled some business school students, but officials said most students were only slightly affected by the modification. Beginning last Friday, all students enrolled in the Kenan-Flagler Business School were placed behind a different router in the University's computer network system. Officials say this step is one in a gradual process by UNC's technical support services to improve the University's computer network. "This is the first step in changing the entire campus network architecture," said Jim Gogan, direct

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University's Crime Rates Down in 2001

The Department of Public Safety released its annual report on campus crime and security Monday, in line with federal mandates. The University's 2001 Security Report indicates that arrests on campus are down significantly and that resources for safety information are more readily available. All institutions of higher education are required to post crime statistics and preventative safety measures online Oct. 1 or they will lose federal funding.

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UNC: Bill Will Arrive This Week

According to a letter sent by University officials, UNC students soon will have full mailboxes and comparatively lighter wallets. The letter, written by Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Nancy Suttenfield, was sent to all UNC students and explained that students should expect to receive two more tuition bills before the end of the semester -- the first of which accompanied the letter.

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Students Sticking To Flights

Despite recent terrorist attacks that have made some fear air travel, many UNC students say the scare has not deterred them from flying. For the first time in U.S. history, air traffic nationwide was grounded Tuesday after terrorists hijacked and crashed four planes, killing everyone on board. Raleigh-Durham International Airport resumed limited flights Thursday only after increased security measures had been put in place.

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Dancing, Revelry Follow Annual BSM Coronation

Members of the Black Student Movement donned formal attire and gathered Saturday night at the Morehead Planetarium Ballroom to crown the 2001-02 Mr. and Ms. BSM. A night of dancing and revelry followed the crowning of seniors Thurston Cherry and Sundarkia Newman as Mr. and Ms. BSM. "This is a time of celebration, a time to look back at the things we've accomplished, and a time to look forward and continue with the movement," said BSM President Kristi Booker.

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Program Directors: Less Class Days Not Necessary

The directors of several UNC programs said Monday they doubt the necessity of a new resolution asking for a shortened academic calendar -- even though the resolution aims to benefit their programs. The resolution, which was passed Friday by the UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Council, requests that the Board of Governors give UNC-system schools freedom to set their own academic calendars. Faculty members in favor of the resolution said it would eliminate students' conflicts with summer jobs, classes, internships and study abroad opportunities.

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Alumnus Honors Dad With BCC Gift

Now that officials from the Sonja H. Stone Black Cultural Center have raised enough funds to cover costs of the freestanding center's construction, they are shifting fund-raising efforts in a new direction.A 1986 UNC alumnus donated $500,000 to boost the center's construction, allowing officials to begin organizing a program agenda.Speed Hallman, an employee in the Development Department, said officials now are soliciting donations for events sponsored by the new center.

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