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Schieffer Symposium panel acknowledges media bias

Alumnus and host of CBS' "Face the Nation" Bob Schieffer said he could not imagine a country without a newspaper in front of a sold-out crowd at the fifth annual Schieffer Symposium in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom on Wednesday night.

This year's Symposium focused on the economic crisis, the media coverage of President Barack Obama's performance and the future of journalism.

Local businesses offering text-message coupons

Saving money is now just a text message away.

Local eateries and stores, including Red Cactus, Waffle House and University Couture, have teamed up with Collegetokens.com, a Web site where students can search their area and find coupons to their favorite hangouts and have them sent via text message, one of the site's co-founders, Kelvin Stroud, said.



Stroud, a graduate of the University of Arkansas, said the idea came to him when he realized that the coupon books he got after he purchased his books every semester were a waste.

Google software allows friends to share location

Do you ever get the feeling you are being followed? With new advances in technology and tracking devices, you very well may be.

Google launched Latitude last month, which uses laptop and cell phone data to show one's location to friends.



Sam Altman, a Stanford University student, developed a company called Loopt in 2006. Similar to Latitude, it also provides location to friends and is now available for varying cell phones.

Campus to start chapter of French honor society

Parlez-vous francais? If so, you are in luck because a new French honor society is on campus this semester.Candace Ruocco, a senior French and...

Prom dress drive aims to help school for the deaf

Chandler Mallams, a junior deaf education major, said she had no idea what to do with all of the prom dresses she and her...

Fraternity works to regain chapter

The Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity is working to meet university standards to reclaim their on-campus living facilities after being suspended for misconduct last summer, an officer of the Interfraternity Council said.

Evan Berlin, the council's president, said the fraternity lost its charter and was kicked out of its house over the summer after being suspended for misconduct.



Gerald Ewbanks, a senior supply and value chain management major and the president of Phi Kappa Sigma, declined to comment on the specifics of the misconduct.

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