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Fairfield’s student body leader prepares to make an impact

Paul Duffy, Fairfield University Student Association president, who also works as a bartender at the school's on-campus bar, is always willing to sit down and talk about his election, his ideas and his coming term. A busy man around campus, Duffy squeezed in an interview during his shift and in between his bartending duties.
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For security, safe roads remain a top priority

Crash! Bam! Whack! Anyone who has ever been involved in a car accident knows the crunching sound of metal hitting metal. More than a few Fairfield University students know this sound as well. There are about 80 car accidents a year on campus, according to security reports.
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Duffy prepares for his term

Paul Duffy, FUSA president-elect, was also a friendly bartender Monday night at the Levee. A busy man around campus, Duffy squeezed in an interview during his shift and in between his bartending duties. Duffy is "still on a high from the election" and although still just getting his feet wet in terms of actual presidential duties, he is excited to start getting his game plan together.
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Fairfield offers early retirement plan for tenured faculty

Out with the old and in with the new. That seems to be the reasoning behind the "Tenured Faculty Voluntary Early Separation Program" distributed earlier this month by Dr. Orin Grossman, academic vice president. This early retirement incentive program offers one year's salary plus $20,000 for "transitional costs" and is open to all full-time tenured f saculty members between the ages of 63 and 68 who have been working at Fairfield University for at least 15 years.
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Seniors vexed over $150 graduation fee

A $150 dollar graduation fee: another unnecessary payment that Fairfield University lays on you? Or the price for a commencement that you will remember for the rest of your life? "The fee covers the cost of commencement and various activities, which is an expensive operation," said Academic Vice President Dr.
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FUSA, Career Planning score new offices

Students taking refuge in the campus center seeking a place to study may have noticed their sanctuary has shrunk with the emergence of new offices on the ground floor. "The campus center is a convenient study location because it's more central on campus than the library," said Catherine Gruffi '06.
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Learning on the cheap: Students look for alternatives to bookstore

With the emergence of internet textbook retailers and local competitors such as Borders and Barnes ' Noble, Fairfield's bookstore is constantly trying to invent new ways to keep students shopping on campus. Regardless of these promotions of colorful displays, discounts or surveys, some students simply say they cannot afford the prices.
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School forming focus group on townhouse policies

Beer. Dim lights. Beirut tables. Basements. All of these have become synonymous with a townhouse party. However, a focus group comprised of students is being organized by Director of Residence Life Fran Koerting that may change townhouse partying policies as students know them.
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Dattco bus hits two parked cars at townhouses

Two students' cars were extensively damaged when a Dattco bus took a turn too widely outside the 1 Block of the Townhouses at 11:10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23. A silver Subaru Impreza owned by Nathan Rosencranz'05 suffered the most damage of three vehicles involved in the accident.