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Student bloggers share tips on craft

A blog can serve many different purposes: a journal, a diary, a yearbook, a portfolio, a collection of information, a source of entertainment or just a place to write down your ideas. Blogs are a popular tool for UNC students as well. And students are finding countless numbers of ways to utilize them effectively.

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'Picking Cotton' will be 2010 summer reading

This year’s summer reading selection will give students a chance to explore themes of racism, stereotypes, sexual assault and the power of forgiveness.“Picking Cotton” was chosen out of 282 nominated books due to the range of issues and the variety of perspectives it addresses.Freshmen students and incoming transfer students will be expected to read and discuss the book as part of the Carolina Summer Reading Program.The book was co-written by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton — both from North Carolina — with Erin Torneo.The book is a true account of a reconciled relationship between a rape victim, Thompson-Cannino, and the innocent man, Cotton, who went to prison for 11 years for the crime after she picked him from a lineup.

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Law school touts new Web site

The UNC School of Law’s Web site just received a makeover.After 18 months and $30,000 in development, the long-thought-out Web site has been completely revamped. The new site provides new search features such as the tag cloud, a redesigned physical appearance and more organized data.

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New stovetops aim to prevent cooking ?res

While they can’t guarantee that you won’t overcook your dinner, campus officials are working to make sure your stove doesn’t burn down the entire building.The Department of Environment, Health and Safety has begun implementation of project Safe-T-element, an endeavor to limit cooking-related fires at UNC.

UNC Dance Marathon committee members dance tuesday afternoon in the Pit. DTH/Will Cooper
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Dance Marathon recruits

Correction (March 22, 2010 10:37 p.m.): Due to an editing error, this story misattributed a statement to Kate Gillam, media representative for Dance Marathon. Gillam did not say that organizers did not expect all 1,800 people who signed up last year to participate. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.Wearing Santa hats, leopard-print leggings and neon skirts and socks, recruiters for UNC Dance Marathon haven’t yet lost their enthusiasm for the 24-hour dance event.But with a participant limit set for the first time, organizers said they won’t be able to recruit the same number of dancers they did last year. 

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Ellis supports mental health

By Tyler HardyStaff WriterHomecoming queen candidate Lauren Ellis was born at UNC Hospitals — a true Tar Heel born and bred.More than 20 years later, she is now working to give back to UNC and the surrounding Chapel Hill community.With her service project, Ellis is focusing on collaborating with The Arc of Orange County, an organization working to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the services and support they need to grow, develop and live in communities across the nation.

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Miller hopes to bring arts classes to schools

Catie Miller never had to go to art class in elementary school.It came to her.Without a room, the school’s only art teacher wheeled a cart full of art supplies from class to class.If elected Homecoming queen Saturday, Miller hopes to use the position to put a halt on the neglect of art in schools.“I want to show why art is important, why it does matter,” Miller said.

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UNC Students discuss safety with Chapel Hill municipal candidates

The issue of safety took precedence Tuesday as a group of about 20 students voiced their concerns to Chapel Hill mayoral and Town Council candidates at a meet-and-greet in Bingham Hall. The event, hosted by student government’s town and external relations committee, was intended to help students learn about the candidates’ stances on local issues in a more intimate setting.“The idea was for the event to be on a more personal level,” said committee chairwoman Hilary Workman.

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Tar Heel Tech Fair attracts students with games

Compact discs served as horseshoes Tuesday at the second annual Tar Heel Tech Fair as students in the Pit put their CD-throwing skills to the test while learning about UNC’s technological services.The event, which also attracted students with text messaging contests and Nintendo Wii games, included informational stands where students learned about projects by Information Technology Services and UNC students.But many fair participants said that while they spent considerable time playing games, few of them actually visited the informational booths.

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