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While Chicago’s bridge team failed to slam the competition in the 2004 North American College Team Championship online qualifier, relinquishing a New York finals trip to regional rivals Ohio Wesleyan and Carnegie Mellon, the parliamentary debate team dominated a March 5–6 tournament at Stanford. Claiming first place in the team and novice-team competitions, along with sundry top-ten spots in all categories, Chicago also “won” the tournament’s Friday night party, according to the March 12 Maroon….

Losing a battle, if not the war, against rodents and roaches, Burton-Judson Dining Commons was closed February 21–22, when Health Department officials found mouse droppings in the kitchen. Although the hall reopened for lunch the following Monday after passing an early-morning inspection, B-J and Housing officials reported cockroach sightings later that week—but the hall remained open. “All of our other facilities were scrutinized and passed,” says Ana Campos, assistant director of the University House System.“As a result of this episode, we’ve developed a whole new system of checks and balances so we can ensure that these problems don’t reoccur.”...

To help finance well-kept facilities, room, board, and undergraduate tuition is set to increase 5 percent, to $40,353, for the 2004–05 academic year. Financial aid also will be raised in accordance with Chicago’s need-blind admissions policy. With more than 9,000 applicants this year, total applicants were down 4 percent….

In his final year of wrestling Ryan Hlinak, ’04, competed at the March 5 nationals in Dubuque, Iowa, coming one win short of an All-American title. In the March 18–20 swimming nationals Northe Saunders, ’05, finished 9th and 6th in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle, respectively. Saunders had previously set the 100-yard freestyle record, 45.92 seconds, for the University Athletic Association. Meanwhile, the men’s and women’s track teams, UAA favorites, finished third in a March 5–6 tournament at Case Western Reserve.—A.L.M.


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