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Student reviews monkeypox Frequently Asked Questions on UNC's Campus Health website on Aug. 13, 2022.

UNC health experts explain the monkeypox outbreak

The recent international monkeypox outbreak prompted the federal declaration of a public health emergency.  With 138 cases reported to the CDC in North Carolina as of Aug. 13, local government authorities and University administrative members are actively working to address the situation.

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DTH File. Students mourn around a memorial for James Cates in 2018 at the site where he was killed in 1970.

University announces plans to install a permanent memorial for James Cates

The University announced Friday that it will install a permanent memorial in The Pit dedicated to James Cates. This memorial announcement comes after years of community initiatives and activism to honor Cates and bring attention to racially-motivated violence. The Cates memorial will be part of 'Build our Community Together,' one of the eight initiatives of the 'Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good' plan to increase diversity and inclusion, the University said. The James Cates Remembrance Coalition also proposed renaming the Student Stores building after Cates in June 2021. 

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Senior psychology major Juliet Alegria "double masks" to study in Davis Library on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022.

UNC announces updated COVID-19 policies for fall semester return

UNC announced updated COVID-19 policies for the fall 2022 semester in a campus-wide email Friday. The University will not have any testing requirements for asymptomatic individuals on campus and will no longer provide voluntary asymptomatic testing.  Students who test positive for COVID and are living in residence halls can isolate at home or in their residence hall room. The University is not requiring vaccine attestation or re-entry testing, but both are encouraged. 

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UNC student demonstrators march from the Old Well to the the Pit on July 24, 2022.

UNC students participate in first Redirect the Rage rally to protest overturning of Roe v. Wade

On Sunday, UNC students participated in Redirect the Rage, a rally hosted by the UNC Undergraduate Student Government and several other student organizations to protest the overturning of Roe v. Wade.  Students made posters at the Old Well and marched down East Cameron Avenue and Raleigh Street to the Pit. Chants such as "My body, my choice," and "I've been mad for too many days, time to redirect the rage!" rang out through the streets.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and MacArthur Fellow Nikole Hannah-Jones, poses for a portrait. Photo courtesy of John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

UNC and Nikole Hannah-Jones reach settlement over last year's tenure controversy

On Friday, the University reached an agreement with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to resolve legal matters related to her application for a tenured position in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media. The settlement required three key provisions for UNC: an inclusive search process, mental health counseling and reserved funds in the provost's office, according to a statement by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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