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House Bill 607, which would prohibit compelled speech in higher education, passed the N.C. House of Representatives and moved to the N.C. Senate last month.

House Bill prohibits compelled speech in UNC System schools, raises concerns and support

House Bill 607 prohibits UNC System schools and community colleges from compelling students, faculty and administrators to express a given view of social policy during their consideration for admission, employment or professional advancement. Members of the UNC community have varying perspectives about whether this bill protects or constrains their abilities to speak freely.

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Veronica Flaspoehler, pictured above, will succeed Douglas S. Dibbert as the next General Alumni Association president on July 17.

Photo courtesy of Veronica Flaspoehler.

'It’s really a dream job': Veronica Flaspoehler to be next General Alumni Association president

The General Alumni Association's next president, Veronica Flaspoehler, will assume office on July 17. Flaspoeher graduated from UNC in 2008 as a first-generation college student. She has been involved in volunteer work with the GAA since graduating. “It all came to be through my volunteer activities that I found this new passion and this love that I had for Carolina that I didn’t know as a student,” she said.

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Lauren Hawkinson, president-elect of the Graduate and Professional Student Government, poses in front of the South Building in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Sunday, March 26, 2023.

Q&A: Graduate and Professional Student Government President Lauren Hawkinson

The Daily Tar Heel's Akash Bhowmik sat down with Graduate and Professional Student Government President Lauren Hawkinson to discuss her administration's platform, the issues faced by graduate and professional students at UNC and how she hopes to build connections with students and administrators across campus. "I think that the offerings that the Graduate School provides for career and professional development are wonderful for graduate students, but I think there's definitely more work that can be done in the larger campus community for graduate students in particular," Hawkinson said. "I'm excited to be a part of that group working towards finding solutions there."

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The Old Well on Thursday, April 27, 2023.

Upcoming Old Well accessibility renovations to be finished before fall FDOC

Construction will begin on May 30 for renovations to improve accessibility to the Old Well. Changes include a permanent ramp and lowered fountain. “By making our academic symbol of the University accessible, it's showing that we are embracing all abilities, all students and that we want them at our campus,” Jennifer Diliberto, a clinical associate professor at the School of Education, said.

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Cheryl Autry helps her son Dylan, a sophomore at UNC, move in to his on-campus dorm on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022.

Finding community in UNC's on-campus dorms, a guide to moving in

Transitioning from living at home to living in a residence hall, often with a stranger for a roommate, can be challenging and scary.  “We’re all trying to live with new people, and that’s scary for everyone,” Christina Ahn, the vice president of the Residence Hall Association, said. “It’s an adjustment that everyone has to make, so really just try to be understanding of what other people’s living situations are like, but also make sure that they know what your living situation is like.”

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