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Nun assails justice system

Sister Helen Prejean said Sunday during a speech on campus that the death penalty is used because of a corrupt justice system and societal problems, such as racism and discrimination against the poor. Prejean, the author of "Dead Man Walking," spoke at the Continuing Education Auditorium in support of New Mexico legislation for repealing the death penalty. She said that the death penalty is not only inhumane, but is corrupted by the system that uses it.




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Professor says community is answer to crime

A UNM sociology professor studying community policing said filling the streets with police is not necessarily the answer to fighting crime. Professor Richard Wood said, although more police working at once can help fight crime, the best way is for police to build a bond with the communities they serve.


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Experts joust over capital punishment

A panel of experts played a game of verbal tug of war at the UNM School of Law Wednesday as they discussed the ethics of capital punishment. Professor Robert Schwartz served as the moderator of the four-person panel discussion.Schwartz said the group offered two opposing views on the death penalty - those who believe it should never be applied and those who believe it should be applied only under particular circumstances.


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Senators spar, thank each other at meeting

Threats, apologies, disagreements, accusations and appropriation bills filled Wednesday night's ASUNM Senate meeting. Finance chairman Sen. Grant Nichols said some student organizations lost 15 percent of their Associated Students of UNM funding



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Campus News In Brief

Harvard University professor Michael Herzfeld will deliver the 12th Journal of Anthropological Research Distinguished Lecture Thursday at 7:30 p.m.


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Hundreds join campus safety walk

Last night’s drizzle and cold weather didn’t stop about 200 students from searching in the dark for broken lights, tripping hazards and overgrown shrubs during the Spring Campus Safety Walk. The bi-annual event, now in its sixth year, is sponsored by a variety of campus organizations and departments. Students break up into about 30 groups and scan different University zones for dangerous areas that could be improved, then they fill out questionnaires based on their observations.


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Surplus may aid lottery recipients

SANTA FE - Thanks to a booming surplus, students who have been lobbying to expand funding for the state's lottery scholarship may soon get their wish. A group of 50 UNM students joined their peers statewide at the Roundhouse during Student Day at the Legislature Monday to lobby for support of using all state lottery revenue to back the Lottery to Success Scholarship.




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Greeks to raise money for children with HIV

UNM fraternity and sorority members will sing, dance, attend seminars and compete in sporting events during Greek Week to raise money for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. For the next five days, the groups will compete against each other while raising money to help the foundation, which serves the needs of children who are HIV-positive.


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Campus News In Brief

Phi Delta Phi, a graduate student organization that promotes professionalism and ethics in the legal field, is sponsoring Ethics Week today through Friday at the UNM Law School.


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School of Medicine celebrates 40 years

SANTA FE — More than 400 people gathered at the Eldorado Hotel Friday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the UNM School of Medicine and honor former state Sen. Fabian Chavez, who was instrumental in establishing the school.


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UNM school marks milestone

The UNM School of Medicine will celebrate its 40th anniversary with some distinguished guests in Santa Fe today.



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Fledgling peer group seeks student support

Members of Students Educating Peers About Sex are seeking support to keep the student organization afloat because the Student Health Center cut all ties with the group Feb. 10. UNM student Jeremy Jaramillo, Students Educating Peers About Sex president, accused representatives of the Student Health Center of forcefully taking over the program, firing employees and unfairly removing it from its health center offices. “They were taking over all of our daily activities, changing all our forms, changing our recruitment forms, changing our mission and we were compromising a lot with them,” he said.



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Sigma Chi suspended through fall

UNM has suspended the Sigma Chi fraternity through the fall semester for its role in taping a swastika to the roof of a black student’s car that was illegally parked in the fraternity’s lot.

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