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  • The Minnesota Daily finished a series of scary articles about the threat of avian bird flu on an up note last week: Administering tests for the virus is now "quick and inexpensive," the paper writes.
  • A Roanoke College professor has decided to retire, citing age as the reason, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. Yeah, 100 years old is probably about the right time.
  • The University of North Carolina's student body president has designed a handbook to help first-generation college students navigate the experience, the Daily Tarheel reports .