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Tuesday June 15th


First-year students return to on-campus housing at Hinton James Residence Hall for UNC's spring semester on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.

Students and RHA plan return to residence halls for a more typical fall semester

Residence Hall Association President Elliana Alexander said RHA plans to host events next year for a more traditional Carolina experience. “Half of Carolina students would not have had a typical first-year experience,” Alexander said. “We are hoping to use our platform to be able to connect people to each other and also to make that transition back to campus life a bit easier for everyone.”

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DTH Photo Illustration. A student reads emails from the ROML Listserv on her laptop.

'Unsubscribe': Romance studies Listserv spammed with hundreds of emails

On Friday, May 28, students subscribed to the romance studies Listserv were bombarded with hundreds of emails. Despite the inconveniences it posed at the time, recent UNC graduate Cameryn Gonzalez-Gibbs said the email chain was an incident that was able to be laughed off. "If I could say anything to the person who started the email chain, I would say you definitely left your mark at UNC in a very unique and hilarious way," she said.

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Wilson Library overlooks Polk Place on March 1, 2021.

University Libraries launches Reckoning Initiative to advance anti-racism work

Elaine Westbrooks, vice provost for University Libraries and University librarian, said that prior to the pandemic, the Libraries held an exhibition examining the historical role of science in creating concepts of race, as well as other exhibitions meant to demonstrate active commitment to the equity and inclusion work stated in the Libraries' framework. “You should belong,” Westbrooks said. “You’ve earned the right to be here, and we want to ensure that you belong, you’re represented and you’re treated equitably.”

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Bob Anthony, curator of the North Carolina Collection and director of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is retiring on May 31, 2021. Photo courtesy of Jon Gardiner.

North Carolina Collection curator Bob Anthony to retire after 40-year career

Bob Anthony, curator of the North Carolina Collection and director of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, is set to retire on May 31 after a 40-year career. Lisa Gregory, program coordinator at the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, said Anthony has always been passionate about his work, and that his work has elevated UNC’s status in the minds of people who research the state.

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Photos are owned by the MacArthur Foundation and licensed under a Creative Commons license: CC-BY. Credit: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Photo is of Nikole Hannah-Jones

UNC has until Friday to offer Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure or face federal lawsuit

Nikole Hannah-Jones is considering taking legal action against UNC following the Board of Trustees' decision to not take action in granting her a tenured position.  "We are evaluating all available legal recourse to fully vindicate Ms. Hannah-Jones' rights, including possibly initiating a federal action against UNC, the Board and/or affiliated entities and individuals," the letter said.

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Mary Grace and Sebastian Graber pose for a virtual portrait in their home on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021. Grace is a transfer student at UNC.

UNC students express frustration at lack of COVID-19 vaccine mandate

As other institutions across the country announce that students must be fully vaccinated before they return, some UNC students have expressed frustration at the lack of a mandate at the University. "If we want the pandemic to end, it’s just logical to make it a requirement to show an immunization record for the COVID vaccine,” sophomore Sofia De Oliveira said.

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