Leah Asmelash

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Campaign for Carolina begins historic fundraiser to improve arts, scholarships

UNC launched “For All Kind: the Campaign for Carolina” today with a kick off event in Polk Place. A fundraising campaign aiming to raise $4.25 billion by the end of 2022, Campaign for Carolina marks the largest campaign in the school’s history and the second largest among public universities in the country. Its goals are, among other things, to eliminate financial barriers to education and improve the arts at UNC.  Here’s how the fundraiser affects students. 


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Q&A with Thomas Wolfe Award winner Kevin Young

Kevin Young is the author of 11 books of prose and poetry. Two of his books, "Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015" and "Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News," have been longlisted for National Book Awards for poetry and nonfiction respectively. Young is also the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and is the incoming poetry editor at The New Yorker.


Police watch over a group of protestors near the Silent Sam statue during a demonstration on Thursday afternoon. 

Lawsuit threatened if Silent Sam is not removed

Representatives of UNC Student Organizations and a lawyer representing the UNC Black Law Students Association sent a letter to Chancellor Carol Folt, UNC President Margaret Spellings, the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors saying they will sue the University if they do not act on Silent Sam. 



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Margaret Misch, community member and protester, holds a sign reading "Defend Academic Freedom." She said she's been supporting this cause for years.

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Margaret Misch, community member and protester, holds a sign reading "Defend Academic Freedom." She said she's been supporting this cause for years.