VOLUME 112, ISSUE 125
SBP ELECTION PROLONGED
Debate set the tone for 2004, a
year that saw close scrutiny of
international actions, national
politics and academic freedom
The tragedies mounted, beginning with
the deaths of hundreds of American soldiers
in Iraq and culminating, just days before the
new year, in a historic natural disaster that
took more than 150,000 human lives in
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George W. Bush acknowledges applause at the Republican National Convention, two months before he defeated Democratic challenger John Kerry to win a second term.
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countries surrounding the Indian Ocean.
Yet 2004 also was a year for victories, from
the landmark opening of the Sonja Haynes
Stone Center for Black Culture and History
to Matt Calabria’s election as Student Body
President after a contentious race that
promised change to the Student Code.
UNC stood at the center of many battles,
some of which won national attention.
Though controversies concerning academic
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freedom and civil rights were settled in the
University’s favor, UNC’s administration
continues to grapple with lawsuits.
Contention on campus mirrored the
climate of a polarized nation, in which
parties sparred no-hoTds-'barred for their
candidates. Out of this melee came President
George W. Bush, who garnered the support
of 59 million Americans in his re-election
bid and must lead a divided country.
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