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Josmell Perez, director of the Carolina Latinx Center, one of four cultural centers that make up the UNC Alliance, poses for a portrait outside the CLC on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. 

University campus centers form the UNC Alliance, call for student grant proposals

Four cultural centers — the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, the Asian American Center, the Carolina Latinx Center and the American Indian Center — have come together in a new partnership. Called the UNC Alliance, the partnership is for the centers to collaborate to examine crucial issues of equity and justice. “We have a very big vision,” Krupal Amin, associate director of the AAC, said.

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Patricio Cano uses laboratory equipment to assist in the CORVASEQ project at the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022.

UNC research program studies COVID-19 variants

Led by UNC researchers, the Coronavirus Variant Sequencing Surveillance Program is a viral sequencing program funded by the NC Policy Collaboratory in partnership with the NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health. The program was recently allocated $15 million in state funding. 

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A look at funding for UNC Counseling and Psychological Services

As the UNC community grappled with mental health last semester, attention turned toward the University's Counseling and Psychological Services. The University categorizes CAPS as a student service. Within the school’s budget, the operating expenses allocated to student services in the 2020 fiscal year amounted to roughly $37,208,572. CAPS accounts for around nine percent of student services expenditures, with a typical budget between $3 to 4 million per fiscal year.

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