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Monday December 6th

Ruthie Warshenbrot


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UNC early applicants decrease

Fewer students applied to UNC by the Nov. 15 early action deadline than had applied to the University by this time last year, according to preliminary numbers from undergraduate admissions officials. UNC offered only two deadlines this year: the early action deadline, Nov. 15, and the regular deadline, Jan. 15. The binding early decision deadline of Oct. 15 was abolished with much fanfare last year and took effect for this fall’s applicant pool. Stephen Farmer, senior associate director of admissions, said 11,035 students applied early decision and early action to UNC last year.

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Late Ruling May Alter Sanders Case

A lawyer is arguing that a Chatham County judge's failure to make a ruling within the allotted time period might result in the reversal of a decision clearing the University of discrimination charges. UNC employee Bobbie Sanders accused the University of discriminating against her based on age and sex in June 2000.

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Survey to Look at TA Compensation

The Teaching Assistant Task Force met Monday morning for the second time to approve the administration of a survey that will be sent to University departments concerning TA compensation. A draft of the survey was created by task force members Sandra Hoeflich, assistant dean of the graduate school, and Lynn Williford, director of institutional research, to explore the distribution of TA salaries by weekly hours and levels of instruction. The survey is one way the committee is studying TA compensation because of its importance in attracting top graduate students to UNC.

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Congress Forum Aims to Boost Dialogue

Student Congress officials met Monday to plan a Fall Forum for this semester that organizers hope will open a dialogue between the student body and Congress members. Planners say the forum -- the first organized by Congress members in recent years -- is designed to keep students aware of and involved with campus issues. Carey Richter, student affairs committee chairwoman for Congress, said she and Speaker Tony Larson drafted a resolution to form the committee that will plan the event. The resolution passed in Congress last week.

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Students Not to Blame for Water Depletion

Officials say an increase in area water usage last week cannot entirely be blamed on UNC students hitting campus but on a general lack of rainfall. Nonetheless, University officials said precautions still are being taken to conserve water. On Friday, the Orange Water and Sewer Authority started enforcing Stage 2 water restrictions in response to the worst drought the area has ever experienced. Stage 2 restrictions limit certain kinds of outdoor water use. For instance, residents are limited to watering with hoses or sprinklers one day per week.

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Rally Voices Housekeeper Concerns

About 70 people rallied Tuesday at the steps of South Building to bring attention to UNC housekeepers' concerns, eventually prompting a response from Provost Robert Shelton. Members of UE Local 150, which is the N.C. Public Service Workers Union, and UE Local 150A, the UNC graduate student and adjunct faculty union, collaborated to voice their opinions at the rally. Several participants, some wearing UE shirts, held posters and signs with slogans like "We Need a Raise" and "Workers Demand Respect." The signs, along with cheers such as, "Who are we?

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Architects Share Plans for Arts Common

Architects from the UNC Arts Common Master Plan came to campus Thursday to present their preliminary plans for a new, art-centered section of campus and to answer student concerns. Polshek Partnership Architects, a planning and architect company from New York, was hired by the University in early December and has been working on planning the Arts Common, the second wave of UNC's Master Plan, since February. Duncan Hazard and Peter Mullan from Polshek Partnership sat in the Pit area at noon Thursday to answer questions and gather ideas from students.

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UNC-CH Weighs Free Speech, Civil Discussion

As a liberal arts university, UNC-Chapel Hill offers many classes that encourage discussion among students, but sometimes discussions can get out of hand and turn offensive. Officials at N.C. State University are investigating racial tolerance after several offensive comments were exchanged in classroom discussions -- an issue many UNC-CH officials do not think is a problem here.

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Officials Will Cut DPS Budget to Fix Deficit

Chancellor James Moeser said Thursday that the administration will cut expenses from the Department of Public Safety's budget rather than resubmit a proposal for night parking fees. On March 28, the UNC Board of Trustees rejected the UNC administration's proposal for a night parking fee that would have alleviated DPS's projected budget shortfall of nearly $2 million. The proposal was sent back to Moeser and his vice chancellors with a request to submit a balanced budget without a night parking plan. Carolyn Elfland, associate vice chancellor for campus services, said data will be c

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