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Nixon panel to be held today

A panel discussion at the Law School today will explore the legacy of Richard Nixon '37, the only University graduate to become president of the United States. The event, titled "The Nixon Legacy: Duke Law, the Nation, the World," is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. in the School of Law room 3043.

The panelists include Edward Nixon, Trinity '52, the former president's brother; Ole Holsti, George V. Allen Professor Emeritus of political science; Philip Lacovara, who served as counsel to the Watergate special prosecutor and argued the Nixon tapes case before the U.S. Supreme Court; and Raymond Price Jr., former head of President Nixon's writing and research staff and special consultant to the president.

GPSC sponsors 'Evening of Local Flavour' tonight

The Graduate and Professional Student Council, Forestry and Environmental Management and ACTION are sponsoring "An Evening of Local Flavour: A Benefit for the Durham Food Co-op" tonight from 8 to 11 p.m. The event, at 1101 West Chapel Hill St. in Durham, will feature free organic hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages, local beer and wine and live music. Smart casual attire is recommended.

The purpose of "An Evening of Local Flavour" is to educate the faculty, staff and students at the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences about sustainable buying options in North Carolina. The ultimate goal of the event is to educate and unite the voices of environmentalism and business so that lasting solutions for resources can be created.

'Sheesha' planned for Friday

The International Association is hosting "Sheesha" Nov. 15 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the Main Quad in front of the Cambridge Inn. The event will feature food from International Delights, entertainment and Sheesha--vessels made to boil water so that people may smoke tobacco through its pipes.

Multicultural Career Conference set for Saturday

The Career Center and the Center for Multicultural Affairs--in collaboration with the Asian Students Association, the Black Student Alliance and Mi Gente--are hosting the Second Annual Multicultural Career Conference Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The conference, which will be held in the Von Canon rooms of the Bryan Center, provides professional development for minority students through workshops featuring employer and alumni panels. In addition, students will have the opportunity to network with conference participants.

There are free giveaways for the first 100 students to arrive at the conference, as well as opportunities to win door prizes--including Palm Pilots and DVDs--"for students who stay through the Minority Alumni Panel.

Cox and Labaton to discuss corporate ethics

Brainerd Currie Professor of Law Jim Cox, one of the nation's most-quoted experts on current corporate malfeasance, and Stephen Labaton, legal correspondent for The New York Times, will engage in a public dialogue on ethics in the corporate world Nov. 16 at the Fuqua School of Business.

Their discussion will take place at 1 p.m. in the R.J. Reynolds Auditorium in Fuqua's west wing. A limited number of seats are available to the public.

Cox, who specializes in corporate and securities law, has published widespread material in the areas of market regulation and corporate governance. He has testified before the U.S. House and Senate on insider trading and market reform issues, and has been quoted extensively by the national media.

Labaton, Law '86 and Graduate School '86, is a member of Duke Magazine's Editorial Advisory Board. He has reported groundbreaking stories on the Securities and Exchange Commission, including reporting that led to close scrutiny of SEC chair Harvey Pitt, who recently announced his resignation.

Durham committee approves laundry facility rezoning request

On Oct. 23 the development team for the old Medical Center laundry facility secured a recommendation for a small area plan amendment from the Durham city planning commission. The zoning committee unanimously agreed Nov. 12 to recommend rezoning to allow for 16 housing units per acre at the site. The Durham Housing Authority will seek final approval from the city council Dec. 2. The development team is attempting to transform the facility into a senior citizen housing development.

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