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UNC senior computer science major Rida Bayraktar, first-year neuroscience major Mina Bayraktar first-year Huss Kamal, and Alyse Bayraktar, 13 years old from Cary, are pictured on National Hijab Day on Feb. 1, 2023.

'It's a part of me that nobody can change': MSA celebrates World Hijab Day

Wednesday, Feb. 1, was World Hijab Day, an international holiday to raise awareness and celebrate Muslim hijabi women.  The UNC Muslim Students Association set up a tent in the quad to commemorate the day. “World Hijab Day is not one day, ‘Let's do it and then call it a day,’" Rida Bayraktar, UNC Muslim Student Association vice president, said. “It’s actually a continuous process about raising awareness about hijabi Muslim women and then carrying respect and understanding towards them.”

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The bugs on the quad filming their biggest venture yet.

Guskiewicz introduces new Committee for Academic Freedom and Free Expression

The new Committee for Academic Freedom and Free Speech was formally charged by Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz on Monday, Jan. 30. “This committee will advise the chancellor on ways to advance academic freedom and articulate free speech norms and best practices for the Carolina community,” a University spokesperson said in a statement. “The committee will determine the frequency with which they meet.”

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