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Environmental Center to celebrate birthday

By Katherine Warren The CU Environmental Center will be celebrating 30 years of on-campus recycling with a Recycling Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Wednesday at the UMC Fountain. The festival will display recycled-art pieces from students, a display on the housing and dining compost systems and more.

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Peterson, CU begin recruiting process

The recruiting process for the 25 new faculty positions approved by Chancellor Bud Peterson is in its initial stages, and the names of new hires will be announced in spring 2007. The positions, announced by the chancellor during his convocation speech last week, were described in a press release as 10 tenure-track faculty, 10 instructor positions and five positions for "special opportunity hires.

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Student group spotlight: Model United Nations

Model United Nations, a student-run group at CU, focuses on learning diplomatic, public speaking and debate skills. Each member of the MUN picks a country to represent. Then, they research thoroughly and debate from that country's perspective. The members showing the most devotion and skill in representing their country are chosen to go to conferences and compete with other schools from around the nation.

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Festival for Unity showcases Latino culture

Families and onlookers walked and biked to enjoy the Festival for Unity on Sept. 17, a day that honored the independence of all Latin-American countries. The festival included a disc jockey; the Danza Azteca Tlaloc, who performed Aztec tribal dances; the Groupo Folklorico Nueva Alianza and many other features.

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Living the organic life

With snow in the forecast, now is the perfect time to head to a local neighborhood's natural grocer or the Boulder County Farmers' Market to get that last taste of fresh, summertime produce. A sign at the Farmers' Market this week announces, "There are more varieties of fruits and vegetables at the market at this time of year than any other time of the year."

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Lama love

The Dalai Lama gave a public talk Sunday to more than 14,500 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Mind and Life Institute, based in Boulder, sponsored the talk, entitled, "The Science of Compassionate Life." It has been nine years since the Dalai Lama has been to Colorado to speak to the public.

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CU students discuss ladies night lawsuit

A man in Denver filed a complaint this week with the state Department of Regulatory Agencies' Division of Civil Rights, stating he was discriminated against at a club in Denver. Proof Nightclub's weekly 'ladies night' allows ladies to get in free while men must pay $5 to get in. Stephen Horner, a 58-year-old male, believed this to be discrimination. There are laws against 'ladies night' in several states, including California, Connecticut and New Jersey, as well as in Boulder.

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Apple unveils new versions of the iPod

This week Apple released the new 8 Gb iPod nano, a device that can hold up to 2000 songs. The iPod is a popular device among CU students and has gained a friendly following across the nation. In an Apple press release, Steve Jobs said, "iPod nano is the world's most popular digital music player, and we've completely redesigned it to make it even better."

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Stadium hug attempts to break world record

CU students attempted to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records by participating in the world's biggest hug as a tribute to Gordie Bailey, who died two years ago from alcohol poisoning. CU groups G.O.R.D (Guidelines and Objectives on Responsible Drinking) and Power of One encouraged all students to participate in breaking the world record for the biggest hug on Sept.

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