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Monday October 18th

Sarah Gennett


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UNC Professor Speaks On Ethics of Attacks

Students, faculty and local residents came together Tuesday evening to listen to a UNC philosophy professor speak about "Ethics and the War on Terrorism." Douglas Maclean, a former professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, began by discussing the idea that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are unlike any this country has ever experienced. "We must think and act anew if we are to save our country," Maclean said.

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Students React to Retaliation

This week's American and British air strikes on Afghanistan triggered a variety of UNC student responses, ranging from unconditional support to outright anger. Some students said they are surprised and even shocked at the strikes because they did not anticipate them so soon. But many said they felt retaliation was inevitable. "I was shocked because I didn't expect this to happen so quickly and really thought there would be more warning," said sophomore Laura Buchanan. Regardless of students' surprise at the attacks, opinions of the air strikes remain divided.

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Students Still Plan to Study Abroad

While the Sept. 14 deadline for studying abroad came at the height of people's fears -- three days after the terrorist attacks -- officials say the number of students planning to study abroad has not been affected. Bob Miles, director of the Study Abroad Office, said there is no firm evidence that the attacks of Sept. 11 have negatively influenced students' desires to travel internationally. But he said the applicants have not reached a final point of commitment, so the office will not know of any substantial impact until late October.

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Cancer Center Tests New Drug

UNC's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is participating in a study to test a new drug that might combat an incurable blood disease. Myelodysplastic syndrome currently is untreatable and often leads to acute leukemia. Researchers involved with the study, which is being conducted in 15 medical centers across the nation, hope that decitabine, the proposed drug, will prevent this progression. The physicians at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center said they are very excited about the study and hope it will indicate the benefits of decitabine that previous trials have.

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Local Arabs, Muslims Gain Student Support

Students concerned about campus tensions after last week's terrorist attacks met Sunday to collaborate on plans combatting negative attitudes targeted at the Muslim and Arab communities. Senior Kristin Rawls, president of the International Justice Mission, organized the meeting in the Campus Y lobby to increase awareness about actions and threats against Arabs and Muslims in the past week. The Ali-Iman, an Islamic school in Raleigh, closed last Tuesday and Wednesday after threats were called in.

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