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What are students in "Jeopardy!"

University students may get a taste of Alex Trebek's query-filled life tomorrow at Newcomb Hall Plaza.

"Jeopardy!" is visiting the University after the school's first place finish in the "College Jeopardy! Online" competition last semester. Sony Productions, which is affiliated with "Jeopardy!," will set up shop in the plaza from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

According to Charles Osborn, University Union Special Programs chairman, there will be several activities available to students, including the opportunity to audition to appear on the television show.

Sony Productions is "bringing in a mock 'Jeopardy!' game just for fun, some computers to play the Internet game, and some written tests," Osborn said. "If they choose to take the test and pass, students go to the Newcomb Hall Ballroom."

In the ballroom at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., students who have passed the written test will audition to appear on "College Jeopardy!"

University Union members said they expect a large turnout for the event.

"We expect between 500 and 600 students, at least," Osborn said.

Politicos get teed off

University students and administrators putted for charity Friday at the "Politico Open," a miniature golf tournament.

"It was originally designed for two purposes: For students, administrators and faculty to interact in a fun atmosphere, and to raise money for charity," said organizer Brian Hudak, chairman of the University Judiciary Committee.

With seven administrators and 42 students in attendance, the tournament raised $350 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Hudak said the event's organizers thought a miniature golf tournament would be a good way to bring students and administrators together. The event's name came from its participants.

"We decided to invite people [to compete] who would commonly be called 'politicos,'" Hudak said. "We wanted to poke fun at the term."

Organizers plan for the tournament to take place on a regular basis, with one event in the fall and another in the spring. They said they hope to expand the tournament in the future to include more participants.

"We're trying to include more people and get sponsors from the Charlottesville community," Hudak said.

John Finley, Student Council Chief Financial Officer, won the open with a score of +2.

Compiled by Andrew Merson


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