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Sunday September 26th

Rob Leichner


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BOT Committee to Discuss UNC Student Fee Increases

The finance committee of the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees will meet today to discuss a proposed $74.92 increase in student fees for the 2003-04 school year. Technology, health services, the Department of Athletics, student activities and student transit services all are scheduled to receive additional funds under the plan proposed by the Chancellor's Committee on Student Fees. The finance committee meeting will be at 2 p.m. today in 203 Kenan Center, and a recommendation will be made to the full board at its meeting Thursday.

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PR Lot Faces Another Semester Without Gate

Students have been storing cars in the park-and-ride lot on Estes Drive for more than a semester now, but a secured entry gate has yet to be installed. No timetable has been set for the completion of construction on a gate at the PR lot, one of UNC's largest spaces for student parking. Department of Public Safety officials originally hoped to have the gates in place by the end of the fall semester. But DPS officials said Tuesday that other gates being installed at on-campus parking lots are nearing completion.

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UNC Sports Fans Well-Behaved, Officials Report

UNC-Chapel Hill football fans did not have any home victories to celebrate this season at Kenan Stadium, but some schools' fans engaged in violent "celebrations" resulting in injuries, scuffles with police and thousands of dollars worth of damage. But UNC-CH officials say that they are prepared to deal peacefully with situations that could arise this basketball season and that fans here generally cooperate with them. "Our students have complied when we ask that they do not go any further," said Maj. Jeff McCracken of University police.

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Smith Center to Operate in Red

Despite excitement over an improved men's basketball team that annihilated Penn State by 30 points Monday night, officials say the Smith Center -- the team's home court -- still is on track to lose money this year. Rising competition from other concert venues and a lack of revenue from non-basketball events have kept the center in the red for years, officials say.

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Police Have Composite Of Suspect In Thefts

University police released Tuesday a composite sketch of a man suspected of stealing laptop computers from three prominent campus locations in October and November. Student laptops were stolen from Lenoir Dining Hall, Davis Library and the Undergraduate Library. The most recent victim confronted the suspect when he tried to conceal the victim's computer in his backpack in Davis on Friday, according to police reports.

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SHS Gets High Marks on Preliminary Survey

The ambulatory care facilities at Student Health Service received a score of 97 out of 100 on a preliminary survey conducted Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, SHS officials said Friday. "We're ecstatic at the preliminary survey findings report," said Bob Wirag, director of Student Health.

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Task Force to Begin Discussion of Tuition Increase Proposals

The Tuition Advisory Task Force, established to create a long-term campus-based tuition increase proposal, is preparing to spring into action at its fourth meeting today by beginning to look at specific proposals. "I'm sure there will be a tuition increase a year from now," Provost Robert Shelton, the task force's co-chairman said. "If it doesn't come from campus-based (increases), it will come from somewhere else."

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Proposals Aim to Imbue Honor System With Respect

Faculty members ignore it because they think it's ineffective. Students don't make an effort to understand its intricacies because they think it lacks significant meaning. This common lack of respect for UNC's student-run honor system prompted Chancellor James Moeser to appoint a task force of students and faculty last year to review the system. Now, the Committee on Student Conduct is reviewing the task force's proposed changes, which address faculty involvement, student awareness and integrity issues.

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Congress Changes Nominee Process, Code

Student Congress passed a bill Tuesday night closing a loophole that allowed student organizations to compensate members for serving on Congress upon learning that a member is being paid by the Inter-Fraternity Council. Congress Speaker Tony Larson, who proposed the bill, said Wednesday that other groups might have paid members to serve and represent their issues without his or previous speakers' knowledge. "I don't know how widespread the practice was, but I know it has happened, and I thought it should be stopped," Larson said.

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Officials Link Granville, Avery Crimes

Chapel Hill Police Department officials say they are working with University police to investigate a possible connection between the Thursday night robbery at Avery Residence Hall and a breaking and entering and larceny at Granville Towers East the same night. Photographs of the suspects from Granville security videotapes match the description given by the victim of the Avery crime, officials said. Originally, a second man was thought to be a witness, but now he is listed as a suspect on the Department of Public Safety Web site because of the possible link to the Granville crime.

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