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UNC approves tuition increases

Next year's tuition at the University of North Carolina will increase by $1,100 nonresident undergraduates, $250 for in-state undergraduates and $500 for all graduate students. All students will also have to shell out $170 more next year in fees.

The hikes were approved by the budget and finance committee of the UNC Board of Governors Thursday. The UNC-Chapel Hill trustees requested the increase last month.

The cost of attending UNC Chapel Hill next year will be $19,523 for nonresident undergraduates and $4,875 for in-state undergraduates.

Out-of-state graduate students will pay $19,476 and in-state graduate students will pay $5,478.

Chapel Hill's increases in tuition for out-of-state students were higher than any other campus in the system. UNC-Asheville had the next highest increase, at $600.

Dzau given prestigious medical prize

Dr. Victor Dzau, chancellor for health affairs at Duke University and president and CEO of the Duke University Health System, will be bestowed with the Robert H. Williams, M.D. Award at a Feb. 17 ceremony and banquet.

The award is given annually by the Association of Professors of Medicine, the national organization of departments of internal medicine at U.S. medical schools and affiliated teaching hospitals.

A Duke statement stated that the award is given to a distinguished physician who has demonstrated outstanding leadership as a current or former chair of a department of internal medicine.

Dzau joins two other Duke faculty members as recipients of this award: Dr. James Wyngaarden, who served the Duke Department of Medicine as chair from 1967 to 1983, and Dr. Eugene Stead, who served as chair of the Department of Medicine from 1946 to 1967.

Award-winning author comes to Duke

Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will deliver the Crown Lecture in Ethics at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fleishman Commons of the Sanford Institute.

He has written Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed and Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1998.

He will deliver a second speech, "What Is Science? Is History a Science?" at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Nelson Music Room in the East Duke Building on East Campus.

UNC prof to speak about the White House

Terry Sullivan, associate director of the White House Transition Project and associate professor in the political science department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is coming to speak at Duke. His lecture will take place Wednesday, Feb. 15 in Social Science Room 139 at 7:30 p.m.

His speech, entitled "About Being President: The NFL, Kansas and the Efficiency of Governing," will draw upon his experience easing the transition between the former President Bill Clinton administration and the President George W. Bush administration.

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