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Here are this week's News items from the paper. Any past articles from this section can be found in the corresponding Archives sections.


More than just election results at Student Gov. meeting
By Chris Slater, News Editor
Date: April 18th, 2007

More than just election results were revealed in the April 11, meeting of the Student Government Association.
At the meeting, it was revealed that Jessica Cook had been elected President as opposed to her opponent Buck Skeen.
Incumbent Bryan Henderson was re-elected Public Defender over Senator Ryan Blankenship.
Students elected Senators include: Brittany Keys, Zeke Keyes, Nicole Edwards, Carmella Thompson, Akeya Carter-Bozman, Brad Garner, Michael Kinder, and Ryan Blankenship.

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Child Abuse Prevention Rally to be held in Mercer County April 20
By LeAnne Davis, Editor-in-Chief
Date: April 18th, 2007

In honor of recent news attention to victims of child violence in the Mercer County area, the Pam Hawkins Foundation will be hosting a Child Abuse Prevention Rally Friday, April 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the square on Mercer Street in downtown Princeton.
To promote their cause, representatives at the Foundation are conducting a "Blue Ribbon Campaign," distributing blue ribbons to the public.
By tying these ribbons to car antennas and wearing them on lapels and backpacks, the Mercer County public will show an outward stand against crimes of child violence, especially in the southern Appalachian region.

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SGA President-Elect Jessica Cook: The story behind the Student Government Associate Executive
By Chris Slater, News Editor
Date: April 18th, 2007

Cook Can Do It.
Such was the slogan of Jessica Lacey Cook's recent Student Government Association Presidential campaign.
Enough students had faith that Cook actually can "do it," as they voted for her to be President of the Student Government Association. Her victory was revealed at the April 11 Senate meeting.
But, what exactly has she done?

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Concord students speak with Congressman Rahall about Darfur crisis
By Jesse Call, CU News
Date: April 18th, 2007

The crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan is a massive humanitarian catastrophe that continues to expand. It is a serious issue that many college students have gotten behind in an effort to get assistance to the victims of the ongoing genocide. Joining those efforts was a group of students and others from the Concord University community.

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Harvard economics professor to lecture on April 24
By Corrie McKee, CU News
Date: April 18th, 2007

Benjamin M. Friedman, professor of political economy and former chairman of the Department of Economics at Harvard University, will be presenting a lecture at Concord University Tuesday, April 24 at 11 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. A question and answer session will follow.
He will be discussing his book, The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth, which will be on sale 25 percent off of list price at a Concord University Bookstore special display on the day of the lecture.

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CU awarded National Science Foundation Grant
By CU News
Date: April 18th, 2007

The environmental geoscience program at Concord University has been awarded a National Science Foundation research grant from the NSF Tectonics Program. The three-year project will be lead by Dr. Joseph L. Allen, associate professor of geology and chair of the Division of Natural Sciences.
The grant will provide summer stipends and travel funds for students and faculty to complete field research in the Sawatch Range of central Colorado and lab work at major research universities in New Mexico, Minn., and other sites around the country.

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CU football continues to sign athletes for fall 2007
By CU Atheltics
Date: April 18th, 2007

Josh Bowers, Wide Receiver, 5'11", 175, Martinsburg High School, Martinsburg, West Virginia. Quick Quote: "We are excited by the academic quality, the athletic talent, and the proud character of this recruiting class Josh is great example of the type of young man that will contribute not only to future championships, but to a better university as well."

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