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Egyptian diplomat calls for Middle East peace

As the peace process in the Middle East nears critical dates set by both sides, Egyptian Ambassador Nabil Fahmy told an audience in the Rotunda yesterday that Palestine must have its own state for there to be peace in the Middle East. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak took one large step in that direction this week, telling President Bill Clinton he was willing to recognize a Palestinian state in the West Bank. The move is a "real watershed in Israeli mainstream political thought," said William B.

Officials use fundraising engine in effort to eclipse rival

College Dean Melvyn P. Leffler wants the University to be one of the top 10 schools in the nation -- public or otherwise. But after witnessing the University's state funding slow to a trickle in the early 1990s, Leffler and other officials were both worried about holding onto the University's academic reputation and anxious to lead the nation in specific areas such as medical research, business technology and entrepreneurial leadership. To get there, he and other administrators, including President John T.

City offers prospects to new residents

Whether or not they appreciate it, University students are living in what many magazines have voted one of the most pleasant communities in the nation, and that quality has led to an influx of jobs and people that is altering the area's small-town features. Charlottesville is attracting high-tech businesses and young professionals to the area, helping to push its unemployment rate down to 1.4 percent -- the lowest in the Commonwealth. And most of the newcomers are settling in Albemarle County, one of the wealthier counties in the state, forcing it to build schools and add public services at a rapid pace and prompting debates over growth. The area is known for its temperate weather, picturesque scenery and low pollution levels.

LAG objects to possible privatization of staff pay

The Labor Action Group denounced a government commission's proposals yesterday intended to make University employee wages more market-driven. In a press conference held during workers' lunch breaks, LAG leaders explained to University workers why they should lobby against the proposed plan, now being considered by the General Assembly. "The workers are under attack by the establishment," said Larry Henry, a lobbyist for state employees.

Study indicates high levels of stress for college students

First-year college students feel more stressed now than ever before, according to a nationwide study released this week by the University of California-Los Angeles. Out of over 360,000 first-year college students surveyed, 30 percent reported being "frequently overwhelmed" by all they have to do.

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