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Forum to address drug laws

Representatives from Families Against Mandatory Minimums and the November Coalition will speak tonight in a forum entitled "Racism in the 'Justice' System." Arguing that America's laws in the war on drugs are racially biased, speakers will encourage attendees to consider possible changes in policies regarding controlled substances.

The forum will begin at 7 p.m. in Von Canon C.

Blue Devil Holiday Food Drive seeks donations

The Facilities Management Department and Duke Student Government are co-sponsoring a holiday food drive until Dec. 21.

More than 8,500 Durham children need a holiday meal, drive organizers said. The goal this year is 30,000 cans for the Food Bank of North Carolina. Last year, the group collected a record 25,000 cans.

Cans may be dropped off in bins tied with red bows in academic buildings, East Campus dormitories and the Medical Center.

Airport shuttles offered

Transportation Services will be operating free shuttle service to and from Raleigh-Durham International Airport for Thanksgiving Break. Reservations are needed for rides from West Campus, Trent Drive Hall and East Campus to RDU and may be made up to one week in advance by calling 684-2218.

The shuttles run from noon until 6 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday.

The anticipated time of arrival at RDU is 25 minutes after departing East Campus. Trips from RDU are filled on a first come, first served basis and will pick up at Terminal A Pre-Arranged Transportation Island (purple booth across from baggage claim) and at Terminal C (outside baggage claim).

For reasons of safety, convenience and courtesy to others, each student is strongly encouraged to bring only one piece of luggage on the shuttle.

Pratt hosts two seminars

The Pratt School of Engineering is hosting two separate seminars Tuesday at 4 p.m. In 203 Teer Building, Dr. Henry Rice, assistant professor of pediatric surgery, will deliver a seminar on "Neurogenic Differentiation of Adipose Derived Stormal Cells."

In 115A Hudson Hall, Qing Liu, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, will deliver a Fitzpatrick Center for Photonics and Communications Systems seminar on "Computational Photonics: Multi-Scale Light Propagation, Photonic Crystals and Optical Imaging."


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