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Daily Debriefing

(11/17/10 4:00am)

Eighty Wake Forest University students attending an off-campus Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity party were issued citations for underage drinking by Winston-Salem police early Sunday morning, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Police arrived at the party to investigate a claim of assault after a partygoer threw a beer on another attendee. Upon arrival, police estimated that 200 to 300 people were inside the house and called the fire department. The fire detectors were covered with plastic cups and duct tape, and the fire department issued several citations for fire code violations to the fraternity. The Wake Forest administration said that the students and fraternity members will be meeting with the dean of student services for disciplinary action, the Journal reported. The university recently changed its alcohol policy to encourage responsible drinking.

Local companies take home grants from GE

(11/17/10 4:00am)

IceCode a West Lebanon-based firm that has worked with the College to develop technology to remove ice from wind turbines has been named one of five companies that will receive $100,000 innovation awards from GE to develop their ideas, according to Business Wire. IceCode received the grant after participating in the "GE ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid," which is part of GE's plan to transform global energy use and develop a more efficient electric grid through open collaboration, according to GE.

High stakes foment eating issues

(11/17/10 4:00am)

Binging, purging, starvation, excessive exercise, diuretic use, self-hate: these are the conventional signs of eating disorders. At Dartmouth, 8.9 percent of students reported have experienced an eating disorder or an eating-related concern, according to a Student Health Survey conducted in the Spring of 2010. Under 5 percent of students reported being diagnosed or treated for an eating disorder.

Assembly committees still working on recs.

(11/17/10 4:00am)

In the seven months since Student Body President Eric Tanner '11 took office, Tanner and Student Assembly members have worked to organize a new issue-based committee system and have moved away from programming events fulfilling two of Tanner's campaign platforms. The committees have yet to release any of the recommendations to administrators, however, though that has been their primary project thus far.