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Acclaimed Indian Writer Amitav Ghosh To Visit UVM

March 10, 2003
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Amitav Ghosh, one of India's finest novelists, will be visiting the University of Vermont for a week, beginning on Monday, March 10. He will be the guest of the English Department, coming here as the Buckham Scholar for Spring 2003. He'll meet with a variety of classes in comparative studies and po...

Four Presidential and Five Vice-Presidential Candidates Duke It Out for SGA Leadership

March 10, 2003
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A pub on campus, cleaning up the environment, helping to foster diversity. These are just some of the ideas of the four presidential and five vice-presidential candidates for the Student Government Association's executive elections. The presidential candidates are as follows: Tim Allen. John Mruz, Joe...

Turkey’s Role Still Unclear In Possible War With Iraq

March 10, 2003
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The Turkish cabinet met for six hours straight, debating whether or not to allow the U.S. to use Turkey as a "launch pad" for troops. The highly contested American suggestion was to station 62,000 troops in Turkey and then launch them into Iraq in the event of a possible war. Turkey, which borders Ir...

Confrontational Die-In Recieved With Mixed Feelings By Students

March 10, 2003
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Monday, March third, Billings cafeteria is packed with students eating lunch, talking, and laughing. These students have no idea that in fifteen minutes the Students for Peace and Global Justice will stage a "Die-In"--a peaceful protest where students, dressed in black, will fall down and pretend to...

U. of Arizona To Raise Tuition By A Grand Amount

March 10, 2003
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TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona Board of Regents approved the largest tuition increase in the state's history Thursday, voting 9-0 for a $1,000 hike for resident undergraduates coupled with a 140 percent increase in mandatory financial aid. The increase will bring next year's in-state undergraduate tuition t...

University Of Pennsylvania Under Scrutiny

March 10, 2003
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PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania's Office of Information Security was one of an unknown number of universities across the nation to receive an abundance of complaints from Universal Studios in the last week regarding students who were illegally sharing movie files. Penn received 100 alleg...

Effecting Change is Money

March 10, 2003
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Right now, UVM is dealing with many issues, and it is important for people to raise their voices. President Fogel wants many changes to happen very quickly, and his wants affect everyone! A possible increased athletic fee, Honors College and the possible construction of an over 8,000-seat venue are am...

The Brown Baron Strikes Again

March 10, 2003
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Burlington Area residents reported a disturbance early Thursday morning when an unidentified Caucasian male allegedly allowed his Scottish Sheep dog to relieve himself on the sidewalk in front of UVM President Daniel Fogel's residence. This week's incident was the latest in a series of canine related cr...

UVM Participates In National Blood Related Study

March 3, 2003
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Deep vein thrombosis, a potentially fatal condition that afflicts about 270,000 people annually in the United States, will likely be treated differently due to the dramatically positive results of a new study, which is featured in the Feb. 24 electronic version of the New England Journal of Medicine. R...

Standards of Excellence Awards

March 3, 2003
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Six houses in UVM's Greek System have been recognized for their positive work on and off campus during the fall semester of 2002 with the Standards of Excellence award. The award, issued by the Department of Student Life, acknowledges Greek houses that have excelled in 10 different categories: A...

Class of ’06 Loses a Member

March 3, 2003
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On Saturday, Feb. 22, freshman Ashlee D'Avignon died in a car accident in Middlebury. D'Avignon, originally from Virginia Beach, VA, had recently moved to Middlebury. She was undeclared in the College of Engineering and Mathematics. "She was very kind at heart, she had a certain softness and sweet...

Chirac Leads Opposition To Bush-Led Iraq War Effort

February 24, 2003
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As of Wednesday Jan. 22nd, France and Germany have officially declared their opposition to a US attack against Iraq. The current French president Jacques Chirac announced that it should be the United Nations Security Council, not the US, to instigate any military force on Iraq. Germany's chancellor Gerha...

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