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Age of Integration

Looming in the middle of Central Grounds, the Office of Admissions has long been one of the focal points of the University, but few think of this building as having an integral part in black history. In the past 50 years, from the first black student admitted in 1950 to last year's heated debate over affirmative action, the office has surfaced and resurfaced in the national spotlight with respect to the relationship between race and the college admissions process. Few people know of the office's history and the three prominent figures that have shaped the University's racial integration policy.


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A League of Nations

The annual University housing race has begun. As another spring semester begins to unfurl, University students are scrambling once again to secure housing for the upcoming school year. But this race for space is not easy, especially for those seeking to live on-Grounds next semester.


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Odds and Ends

A new library look Students on the fourth floor of Clemons will now be snug as a bug on a rug. During winter break, Facilities Management replaced the old carpet just before students returned en masse to check their e-mail, meet with groups and write papers on the highly trafficked fourth floor. "This new carpet is a better quality carpet," said Charles L.


Life

Sorori-Tee

After four excruciating rounds of rush, the University's 16 sororities gave out their bids Monday and swormed toward their new members with balloons, Greek paraphernalia and, most importantly, bid day T-shirts.


Life

Politics as Usual

Sean Donahue retired last week. The third-year College student, who has reported on and worked for President Clinton for the past nine years, is now planning his first spring break trip - and this time, it doesn't include the President. A White House correspondent at age 12 and a member of Clinton's advance staff team since his first year on Grounds, Donahue bid goodbye to his White House days on Jan.


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The Epicenter of Disaster

Saturday, Jan. 13 was a bright, sunny day in San Sebastian, El Salvador, but 11 University volunteers woke up with mixed emotions as their 10-day health care education mission came to a close. Although they were glad to return to the comforts of American life, the members of Nursing Students Without Borders were reluctant to leave the friends, teachers and health care professionals they had met in South America.


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Laissez-faire founders in the luxury of modern politicking

My acquaintance leaned to me and conspired, "I feel like we're fo-xes in the hen-house." Her, a Naderite, and myself, a Libertarian, sat within the guarded confines of the inner sanctum, stage right, at the Texas Inaugural Ball (thanks to a well-connected friend) - directly astride Bruce Cheney's box (which he occupied for zero seconds). All the stars were there: Dixie Carter, the oldest Judd, Kelsey Grammar, Ben Stein.


Life

Odds and Ends

Quoth the Ravens, 'Nevermore' Shall the New York Giants win the Super Bowl, that is. Pulling pranks is one of the staples of college life, and University students' frequent shenanigans prove are no exception. This time, Super Bowl Sunday inspired a group of pranksters to fit this stereotype. Fans of the football team mischievously placed a sign reading, "Go Baltimore Ravens - Evermore ... " in room 13 of the West Range, the Edgar Allen Poe Room. The sign's bold letters, proclaiming Ravens pride, were written in black and purple, the team's official colors, and hung on a wooden chest under the room's window. Edgar Allen Poe occupied the room during his brief enrollment at the University in 1826 but withdrew after one year because of overwhelming gambling debts.


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Must be the money!

Even in the middle of chilly Charlottesville winters, third-year College student Abby Goward spends much of her time working by the white-tiled Aquatics & Fitness Center pool.


Life

Saturday night fever

For students who enjoy spending their Saturday nights sitting in to watch "Saturday Night Live" rather than going out to turn on their freak and kill off their brain cells, they probably fail to realize that a University alum sits behind the "Weekend Update" desk and delivers the "news" to millions of viewers.


Life

Odds and Ends

Rockin' Cabell, A Cappella style When you think of non-Nickelodeon game shows back in those early days in TV land before "Survivor," "Millionaire" and "Temptation Island," what is the first thing that comes to your mind? No, not "Family Feud." It's "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego." This Monday at 8 p.m.


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The Perfect Play-Grounds

One-year-old Stephanie Thrift happily munches on a chocolate Rice Krispie treat as her father wheels her stroller through the doors of Pavilion VIII.


Life

Rock 'n Rub

First there was acupuncture, the ancient Chinese needle-poking treatment. When the cringe-worthy trend hit the spa scene, only the most daring would submit to it for "relaxation" and healing. But a West Coast competitor has emerged, and while it does not involve pricking the skin, it still deviates from the traditional concept of a hands-on massage.

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