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Duke-ing it out
for presidential support
A shared logo has given Duke U. an undesired association
with presidential candidate David Duke. Both David Duke
and the university use white block letters on a royal blue
background to spell "Duke." This logo appears on university
clothing and paraphernalia as well as on David Duke's
campaign posters, bumper stickers, and other items. The
school has
received phone
calls from alumni
concerned about
the association
with Duke, said
John Burness,
senior vice
president for
public affairs.
While displaying
the university
logo, the alumni were asked if they supported candidate
Duke. Burness said he does not believe the candidate chose
the university logo by accident. Mark Ellis, chief of research
for the Duke campaign, said, "We didn't know Duke
University had a copyright on the color blue. Second of all,
we won't hold it against you if you copied it off one of our
bumper stickers." The university will not take any action tt
disassociate itself from Duke, Burness said. "If you call
attention to the issue, you call attention to David Duke, and
no one is interested in giving him any attention." u Michael
Arlein, The Chronicle, Duke U.
Talk about
bombing a test
A St. Cloud (Minn.) State U. student, hoping to avoid a
test, was sentenced to 25 days in jail for calling in a bomb
threat to the library.Junior Heather Dawn Mudek admitted
that she called the library twice within five minutes and said,
"There's a htmh in the huilding and it's going off in five
minutes." Mtidek said she made the calls that Friday
because she had a test in the building and was hoping to
postpone it until Monday. The test was postponed, but
Mudek said she still did poorly. She was too worried about
the bomb threat to study. "You find it's not worth it," she
said. "When I read in the paper that two cars had crashed
and the bomb threat had slowed the fire truck's response
tinme, I feel so had." In addition to the jail sentence, Mudek
also wassentenced to 40 hturs of community service and
S2,000 restitution, * Andrea Friedenauer, University
Chronile, St. Cloud State U.
Minority enrollment figures
set record highs
Minority enrollment at colleges rose by 10 percent from
1988 to 1990, setting record highs for every minority group,
said the U.S. Department of Education in a recently
released statistical survey. The survey, put out every two
years, compiles figures on racial and ethnic groups at higher
education institutions. Black students made their largest
enrollment gain in a decade, the survey showed. But
according to Robert H. Atwell, American Council on

Education (ACE) president, the black enrollment increase
should be viewed in perspective. "It's a very small uptake
after years of downturn," Atwell said. "We have miles to go."
According to the ACE report analyzing the education
department statistics, the number of black male students
increased 7.4 percent. This brought the total of black males
in college to 476,000, which topped their previous high of
470,000 in 1976, the first year of the education department
survey. The number of black females rose 8.7 percent in the
same two-year period, reaching a record total of 747,000
black female students, the report said. Jason Grant, The
Diamondback, U. of Maryland
Tuition lockout leaves
unpaid students in the cold
In an attempt to collect $300,000 in overdue tuition,
Hiram College locked several students out of their dorm
rooms after they did not comply with a written warning.
"There was nothing else we could do," said Russell Sibert,
director of pubhlic relations for the Ohio school. During
Christmas vacation, the university sent a firm letter to
students delinquent in payments, warning that if attempt at
payment were not made, they would not be permitted to
return to campus in January. Most students responded to
the letter, but about 10 others found their rooms locked
upon their return. "I'm really disgusted," said Tim Toth, a
senior who was locked out. "I'm not even going to
recommend this school to anybody after I graduate." Sibert
said, "There was no joy in doing this. We hope it doesn't
have to happen again." u Paul Curl, TheJatbar, Youngstown
State U.
OU officials sound alarm
on backpack thieves
Thieves at the U. of Oklahoma now are literally left
holding the bag. In an effort to deter book bag theft, OU
Department of Public Safety officers havebplaced "dummy"
hk hags
equipped with
alarms around
campus. When
someone swipes a
bag, the alarm
sound within five
seconds and out
said Joseph
Lester, the department's director. The thieves "will be
standing there holding the bag, so to speak. They will have
some explaining to do," Lester said. Since the program's
inception two months ago, one student has been caught red-
handed in front of a crowd of about 300, Lester said. No
reports tof stolen ook ags have ero filed since the
program was enacted. * Holly Clanahan, The OklahomaDaily,
U. of Oklahoma
UNC senior 'destroys' yearbook,
charged with embezzlement
A U. of North Carolina senior was charged with
embezzling more than $75,000from the campus yearbook.
Tracy Lamont Keene was the Yackety Yack's business
manager in charge of all transactions when he stole the funds
over a period of more than a year. Keene had orchestrated
the theft by sending multiple checks to his mother and aunt,
according to Clay Williams, police lieutenant detective for
UNC, Chapel Hill. "He sent the checks to them, and they'd
send him money as he needed it," Williams said. "Just about
every bit of the money is spent already." Yack Editor Shea
Tisdale said the incident wreaked havoc on the yearbook.
"Now we're going to have to try and rebuild from the damage
he's done. Whether that was his goal or not, he very nearly
succeeded in destroying the yearbook," he said. Keene was
scheduled to go before a grand jury Feb. 17 on 21 counts of
embezzling. He faces a maximum of 210 years in prison
and/or a fine. Bonnie Rochman, The Daily Tar Heel, U. of
North Carolina, Chapel Hill

You Can
Pick The
There's nothing quite like it every year. It's a rite of
spring in Hollywood and all over the world. It's
Oscar Night.
It draws a television audience bigger than the
Super Bowl. It's the night you see the film industry
and its stars put on their best public faces.
Who will it be this year? Will the controversial
"JFK" win best picture, or will it be "Bugsy"? Will
Nick Nolte win best actor for "The Prince of Tides"?
We'd like to know who you think will win, so we've
created the first annual "U. Pick the Oscar Winners"
contest. And, if you pick all the correct winners,
we've lined up some prizes worthy of this very
special event.
Here's how you enter. Just fill out the ballot on
page 18 and mail it to us before March 27, 1992.
We'll match your selection with the winners
announced on the Oscar telecast. If you pick them
all correctly and are selected from our drawing, here
is a list of prizes you could win:
First prize - A four-day all-expenses paid trip
for two to California. While you're here, you'll tour
the fabulous sights of the film capital of the world,
visit the studios, see the Johnny Carson show and
go to Disneyland. It will be four days to remember.
Second prize - A brand new laptop computer
and printer. It weighs about 6 pounds and fits
perfectly almost anywhere. And the laser printer will
allow you to produce professional-quality papers
and reports. We'll include some popular software to
make your package complete.
Third prize - A Sega Genesis 16-bit system.
It's the best-selling system of its kind and will
provide your with hours of relaxation when you're
not studying.
Fourth through tenth prizes - A one-year
pass to any AMC theater. Any time you want to see a
movie, you'll be able to go free for an entire year.
Remember to look to our In section and the ballot
on page 18. All you have to do is fill it out, then
watch for your chance to win. You'll hear from us
either by mail or phone. Winners will be announced
in the May issue of U. Send in your entry today.
Good Luck!
Pick The

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