Thursday, January 24, 2002

AUSTIN — Officials at the University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday planned to notify more students who may have been in class with a student who died of suspected bacterial meningitis.
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ATHENS, Ohio — Ohio University officials are revisiting their policy to allow students who are victims of alleged hate crimes to report the offenses anonymously.
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BYU student claims N'SYNC singer stole song

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High: 67; Low: 41; Mostly sunny

1848 — A millwright named James Marshall discovered gold along the banks of Sutter’s Creek in California, forever changing the course of history in the American West.

1908 — The Boy Scout movement began in England with the publication of the first installment of Robert Baden-Powell’s Scouting for Boys.

1927 — Young director Alfred Hitchcock’s first film, The Pleasure Garden, was released in England.

David Dunai/ Staff Reporter
Trevor Hodne, an August 2001 graduate, and Kathryn Ellis, a May 2001 graduate, search for jobs on the Internet at the Career Services office Wednesday. Career Services sponsored Senior Conference 2002 to help with the employment search last weekend.

Job Hunting
Economic slowdown may affect employment search
By David Dunai
Staff Reporter

Seniors graduating in 2002 will have a tougher time finding jobs than graduates have in previous years because of the economic slow down, Carolyn Ulrickson, director of Career Services, said Wednesday.

Ulrickson said this difficulty does not mean that employment opportunities are not available and that Career Services will continue to help students find the job that would suit them the best.

Doug Brown, assistant director of the Graduate Career Service Center at the M.J. Neeley School of Business, said big employers have been impacted by the economic slowdown.

Currently, big companies work on keeping their employees instead of hiring new ones and they focus more on internships as an option for newcomers, Brown said.

“There is a sense of wait-and-see attitude among companies, but there are signs that yield for some optimism that the economy would start to go up,” Brown said.
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TCU PD flyers to notify students susceptible to theft
By Anthony Kirchner
Staff Reporter

Students who leave valuables such as compact discs, cell phones and backpacks in their vehicles may find a flyer on their windshield from the TCU Police this semester, Officer Pam Christian with Crime Prevention at TCU, said.
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Magazine lists TCU 14th best college value
By David Reese
Staff Reporter

TCU officials say a recent national ranking that lists the university as one of the, “15 great schools at great prices” is right on the money.
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Faculty debate over CUE proposal continues
Limited faculty input, balance of disciplines top issues of concern

By Brandon Ortiz
Staff Reporter

Amid controversy surrounding the proposed Common Undergraduate Experience, one of the architects of the document said he will send an e-mail response addressing concerns to all faculty Thursday or Friday.
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Jennifer Hawkins, a sophomore biology major, and Yi Zhang, a graduate student, experiment in an organic chemistry lab Wednesday.

Scaly Skin
Prevent chapped flaky
skin with a few precautions
By Karen Uhlenhuth
Knight Ridder Newspapers

Think of yourself as a humidifier — a chapped, flaking, scaly, itching humidifier. Because in effect, come January and cold temperatures and forced-air heat, that’s what you become.
Consider the physics. Your body is 60 percent water, more or less. The humidity of indoor winter air tends to hover closer to 30, and easily can plummet into the single digits, depending on how cold it is outside and where you set your thermostat.
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Five quick ways to protect your skin:

  • Use a humidifier to increase the amount of water in the air in your home or work place.
  • Limit your showers to no more than 15 minutes and use lukewarm water.
  • Apply a moisturizer to your skin while it’s still wet after you’ve showered or washed your hands.
  • Seek out moisturizing products that contain alpha or poly hydroxy acids, and humectants such as vitamin B-5.
  • Drink lots of water, and eat plenty of oily fish such as tuna and salmon.
    — Knight Ridder Newspapers


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