students danced the night, morning, and afternoon away for 18
hours straight April 19-20. The dance marathon raised $5,500 for
the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Participating
groups paid $150 and unregistered dancers made a small donation
at the door. To keep dancers alive and well, the Council on University
Programming provided ice cream and nonalcoholic cocktails, board
games and Play-Doh for brief breaks, and a nurse if anyone fainted.
on the rise
College will increase both tuition and room and board by 5 percent
next year. Average undergraduate tuition will rise $1,302 to
$27,324, and room and board will increase $415 to $8,727. Most
competitive private colleges have raised costs 4-5 percent.
Corporation for National and Community Service reports that
65 percent of the nation's top 51 universities were below the
national average-12 percent or less-in how much federal work-study
funds went to community service in1999-2000. Chicago spent just
over 7 percent, the new required minimum.
is the star
Trial's Team Ringo Starr took third place at this year's National
Championship, the team's highest ranking in its five-year history.
a landslide: the Unusual Suspects won the Student Government
election with twice as many votes as the closest competitors.
The Suspects, a.k.a. second-year Enrique Gomez, third-year Jerome
Van Der Ghinst, and second-year Jasmine Harris, promise to communicate
better with students-especially minority students-and simplify
the application process for Recognized Student Organizations.