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Qatar Decision Up to Chancellor Moeser Alone

While the proposal to establish a business school in Qatar could affect multiple segments of the University community, the decision rests with one man -- Chancellor James Moeser. "I have no idea whether we will ultimately move forward with this," Moeser said in an interview Monday.

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Leaders Work Out Specifics Of Tuition Poll

Student Body Vice President Rudy Kleysteuber said Thursday that a referendum assessing support for a potential tuition increase will go before students in mid-January. Kleysteuber said a definite date for the voting, which will be online, will be set by the end of this week. But he said this is not a typical referendum. Rather than presenting voters with a statement they can choose whether or not to support, it will offer voters several options, including no tuition increase and several amounts of a potential increase.

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Student Seminar Created to Study Qatar

A student seminar has been formed, in response to a proposal by student government officials, to advise Chancellor James Moeser on the formation of a UNC satellite campus in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar. Moeser announced the creation of the committee in Friday's Faculty Council meeting, saying it was the result of a proposal by Student Body President Justin Young and Student Body Vice President Rudy Kleysteuber.

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Council Supports Qatari School

Members of the Faculty Council voted Friday in favor of a resolution supporting the development of a satellite UNC business school campus in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar. The resolution passed 44 to 25, with nine votes being undecided. The council met Friday afternoon to review information about Qatar, ask questions and allow faculty members to advocate their position on the issue.

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Students Question Lack of Parking Input

Members of the Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee met Wednesday to rehash issues of student parking on campus and begin discussing changes to evening parking regulations. In a TPAC meeting Oct. 24, Provost Robert Shelton announced his decision to phase out on-campus parking during the next six years for students living in residence halls. In Wednesday's meeting, student representatives expressed concern that their voices were not heard before a decision was made, said Paul Manos, student government representative to TPAC.

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Provost Rejects CIT, CTL Merger

Provost Robert Shelton decided last week not to merge two faculty resource centers after receiving a report from a task force formed to aid the union. Instead of conducting the merger, which has met with criticism from faculty in recent months, the provost asked the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Center for Instructional Technology to conduct self-examinations and update their mission statements. The CTL is an academic development and support center, and the CIT is a support center for integrating technology into learning.

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Lamp Sparks Fire in Craige

No one was hurt in a Thursday fire in 456 Craige Residence Hall that began when a halogen lamp fell onto a mattress. Robert Bosworth, deputy chief of operations with the Chapel Hill Fire Department, said no one was in the room when the fire started about 1 p.m. An e-mail to Craige residents from Lisa Wells, assistant director of residential education, stated that the fire started when a halogen desk lamp fell onto a mattress. The e-mail also stated the residents of the room have been temporarily relocated while the room is repaired.

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Officials Announce 8-Year Nike Contract

University officials announced Tuesday that UNC has signed one of the largest contracts ever agreed upon by Nike and a collegiate athletics department. The eight-year contract, the third UNC has entered with Nike, is valued at $28.34 million, a substantial increase from the University's current five-year $11.6 million contract that expires at the end of this school year. The contract, signed Monday, is landmark in nature not only because of its size and monetary worth but also because of the incorporation of UNC's labor code, a topic of contention on campus in recent years.

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Zoning Violation Unresolved

Town officials say a parking lot that came under fire last year still is not in compliance with Chapel Hill town zoning ordinances. Lance Norris, Chapel Hill inspections director, said the lot, which is located at 1119 U.S. 15-501, still has cars parked in it even though the owner -- whose exact identity is in question -- does not have a permit to operate a parking lot. UNC students have parked in the lot in recent years, including this year.

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Chambers Named Head Of Civil Rights Center

Julius Chambers, former chancellor of North Carolina Central University and famous civil rights lawyer, has been tapped to lead a new civil rights center at the UNC School of Law. The Civil Rights Center of the University of North Carolina, which will begin operating in the spring, will work to raise awareness and knowledge of civil rights issues, said Gene Nichol, the dean of the law school. "The principle goal is to further the study and understanding of civil rights and liberties issues," Nichol said. Jack Boger, UNC law professor and deputy director of the center, said Chambers

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