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A patron scans his hand through a MorphoWave reader to access the Student Recreation Center on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

Campus Rec adds new option for contactless check-in to facilities

UNC campus recreation centers are offering a new check-in system called MorphoWave that allows students to check into facilities using only their hands. “You don’t have to have your ID with you and worry about putting it in a locker,” Goa said. “The feedback we’ve gotten from students that are utilizing them has been very very positive.”

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Mimi Chapman, the current chair of the faculty, poses for a portrait outside the UNC School of Social Work on Jan. 9. Chapman states her goal for the new semester is "to improve communication between the various (leadership) groups."

'What it really means to love Carolina': UNC leaders discuss power tensions

From the Board of Trustees to the Faculty Executive Committee and student governments, many groups have a stake in decision-making at UNC as part of the University's shared governance. Under this model, different bodies collaborate in processes with a goal to benefit campus constituencies. But recently, the integrity and effectiveness of that system has been called into question with controversies swarming around the University.

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A student walks into McClinton Residence Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. Residence Hall One, formerly the Charles B. Aycock Residence Hall, was recently renamed after Hortense McClinton, the first Black faculty member at the University, on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.

'A step, but it’s not the goal': UNC community members react to building renamings

In December, the University announced it would rename two buildings on campus, for Henry Owl, the first American Indian student and student of color to attend UNC, and Hortense McClinton, the first Black faculty member at UNC. These renamings are part of an ongoing effort to address campus buildings with names tied to white supremacists. But some community members say it's only a step in a larger process.

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