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Duke Task Force to Examine Racial Issues

Duke University President Nan Keohane formed a task force last week to examine minority issues on campus a month after Duke's campus newspaper printed an advertisement denying the need for slave reparations.But some students are skeptical that the administration's recent actions will result in any real change on campus.The task force, which will start meeting this fall, will be composed of the school's provost, executive vice president, chancellor for health affairs and other university administrators.

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Marshall Describes Post, Goals

Working for the people of North Carolina as secretary of state is a goal for Elaine Marshall every day, she told UNC Young Democrats on Monday night. Her dream, she said, is to work for North Carolinians in the U.S. Senate -- a seat she plans to run for in the 2002 elections. "It's time to send Jesse Helms home," Marshall said to an applauding crowd of more than 20 students.

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N.C. Senator Encourages Political Activism

An N.C. senator and former UNC student body president invited Young Democrats members to become involved in state politics and highlighted future plans for his inaugural term in the N.C. Senate.Cal Cunningham, D-Davidson, said Monday night that student involvement was not only important in his 2000 campaign but also in the future of North Carolina."Run for office and get involved," Cunningham said.

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State Students Missed in 2000 U.S. Census Tally

Less than a week after the release of the 2000 U.S. Census results, Raleigh officials are expressing concern that more than 5,000 residents -- mostly college students -- were not counted.Census tract 051100, which encompasses the N.C. State University campus and Central Prison in Raleigh, is 5,804 people shy of the area's 1990 Census totals. The 2000 Census reported 1,388 people in the tract.

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Environmental Officials Seek Solutions to N.C. Smog Problem

On a clear summer's day one can see forever, right?Blink an eye, or even both, and fast forward to a hot, muggy summer day, typical of the North Carolina climate.Driving along Interstate 40 during rush hour, cars pack the lanes, inching along slowly from Raleigh to Chapel Hill. Traffic piles up, cars sit idly and the air fills with nitrogen oxide, or smog, making the horizon seem to disappear in the distance.

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