Campus Briefs

Kenneth Starr to be on panel on campaign finance

The Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies and the American Association of Political Consultants are co-sponsoring a forum tonight entitled "Campaign Finance Reform: Soft Money and Hard Choices Before the Supreme Court."

Kenneth Starr will be a panelist in the discussion. Starr is well known as the independent counsel on Whitewater and the report delivered to the House Judiciary Committee investigating President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Other Panelists include: Cleta Mitchell, partner at Foley & Lardner LLP, Former FEC Commissioner Trevor Potter, Robert Bauer, a partner at Perkins Coie LLP and Thomas Mann, senior fellow in Governance Studies at The Brooking Institution.

Professor James A. Thurber will moderate the panel.

The forum takes place tonight from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Butler Boardroom on the sixth floor of the Butler Pavilion.

For more information, call the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at x3491.

- JOSEPH POPIOLKOWSKI

Sprinkler box causes fire alarm on South side, students caught in elevator

Public Safety responded to a fire alarm early Thursday morning and a stuck elevator early Sunday morning in the South side residence halls.

The fire alarm was caused by a malfunctioning sprinkler box hanging loose in the first floor stairwell of Anderson Hall, a Public Safety official said.

Physical plant has since fixed the problem.

Just after midnight on Sunday, Public Safety and DCFD responded to a call of two students trapped in an elevator.

A malfunction in the Centennial Hall freight elevator caused the two students to be stranded between floors for 10 minutes.

- J.P.

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