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how they saved darfur
unknown

it's 8 pm.
 1
the multi-million dollar
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campus is deserted.
 3
the students have retired
 4
to their individual caves,
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to their computers and video games.  
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a few have ventured to the
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multi-floor student union
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complete with food court
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to hear a panel of the university's
 10
professors discuss darfur
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for extra credit in that
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8 am pre-requisite class they
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neglect to attend on
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a weekly basis.  
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"it's a rather complicated
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issue.  but, yes, that's correct:
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2.5 million have been displaced.
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many are without sufficient
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food or shelter,"
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explains an aging history prof,
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as he points to the computer-
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generated map projected across
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his grey hair and wrinkled face.
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in his british accent,
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a poli sci prof carefully states,
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"well i hesitate to
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call it a genocide,"
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as he shrugs his shoulders
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and slowly exposes his palms.
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"thanks for coming everyone.
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you can help yourselves
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to cookies in the back."
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11 Feb 07


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Which school, I'd love to know.

Yes Darfur is complicated....
I like the social obseastions you made.
 — meghanmidget

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