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Demonstrators gather at the Board of Trustees' special meeting on June 30 as the Board goes into closed session to deliberate on Nikole Hannah-Jones' tenure case.

UNC-NAACP holds demonstration in protest of Rahsheem Holland's promotion

On Monday, July 12, the NAACP held a demonstration in protest of Rahsheem Holland's promotion as acting Chief of UNC Police.  The demonstration started with remarks from UNC-Chapel Hill NAACP President Jarrah Faye, who said students at the June 30 protest were not aware or informed that the Board of Trustees meeting would be closed.  “I’m not surprised, and I’m sure nobody else here is, because they are known for brutalizing students, and they are known for specifically harassing black students,” she said.

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UNC senior human development and family studies major, Kayla Dang, opens a box of free stuff that she won at a UNC event. Photo courtesy of Kayla Dang.

How to get free stuff on campus

UNC has a variety of organizations that host events throughout the year where students can snag free things — including swag, food and health products. But knowing how and where to find these events can get a little tricky. Here’s a first-year’s guide to finding free stuff on campus. 

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Kimberly Abels, the director of the Writing and Learning Center, poses outside of the Student and Academic Services Building on Tuesday, June 8.

Student resources available to all UNC students

Incoming first-years are encouraged to take advantage of as many of the services the University provides since they are free and easily accessible. "The graduating seniors tell us 'I wish I would have come earlier,'" Abels said. "So, a first-year student or a sophomore shouldn't hesitate to make an appointment. You don't have to have a particular reason. Just come to check us out or come to one of our events, and we will be glad to see you."

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UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz as pictured after the June 30 Board of Trustees meeting where the Board voted to grant tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones.

'A lot of soul-searching': UNC faculty say there's more to be done after BOT decision

Faculty members are encouraged by the Board of Trustees' decision to approve Nikole Hannah-Jones' tenure, but they say this situation has been nothing new for people of color at UNC. “There's a constant crisis that’s happening,” professor Kathy Williams said. “What they're trying to do is run us out of here. They will not get the satisfaction of wearing me down.”

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DTH Photo Illustration. A recent study at UNC has shown that anxiety in first -year students has increased in the past year with the pandemic and distance-learning.

How to study at a college level effectively

Transitioning from high school to college can be difficult for students. In order to set themselves up for success, students should create positive study habits that help them perform well in college courses. UNC students use a variety of techniques in order to create effective and healthy study habits — such as scheduled study sessions, studying in public places and switching up the content to avoid burnout. 

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A sign sits at the demonstration in support of Nikole Hannah-Jones organized by the UNC Black Student Movement on June 25, 2021 at Polk Place.

UNC Black Student Movement holds a demonstration in support of Nikole Hannah-Jones

On Friday, UNC's Black Student Movement held a protest outside of Wilson Library in support of Nikole Hannah-Jones. UNC Student Body President Lamar Richards spoke at the event. Richards said he supported the demonstration and was displeased with the decision not to grant Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure. "They say Trustees aren't supposed to talk, aren't supposed to speak out," he said. "But I was elected by a population of 30,000 students to represent them, and I'm going to do that."

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Patricia Parker is Chair of the Department of Communication at UNC. Photo courtesy of Kristen Chavez, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Patricia Parker to become first Black woman director at IAH

On July 1, Patricia Parker will enter her role as the director of the Institute of the Arts and Humanities. Parker will be the first Black woman to enter this role. Parker said she is looking forward to the ways that she can serve the UNC community.  "I just see it as a distinct honor for me to lead the IAH at this time at this critical time in our nation's history," said Parker. "And I don't take that responsibility lightly."

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