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UNC students walk on an empty campus on March 5, 2021. Students recount their initial reactions to the country shutting down due to the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020.

Two years of COVID-19: A look back on UNC student experiences

Since March 2020, UNC students have experienced a mixture of virtual and in-person learning, as the University has adjusted to providing a college experience during the era of COVID-19. From the class of 2021 to 2025, The Daily Tar Heel spoke to UNC students who reflected on their experiences throughout the last two years of the pandemic in this eight-part look back series.

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Hogan Medlin is the current Carolina Pride Alumni Network president. He graduated from UNC in 2011 and is a former student body president. Photo courtesy of Hogan Medlin.

'All over campus, all over town': Story of Us archive preserves LGBTQ student voices

The Carolina Pride Alumni Network, Wilson Library and the Southern Oral History Program have partnered to create 'The Story of Us' – a digital archive to preserve the history of the University’s LGBTQ+ students and faculty. “I think there are direct benefits for current students both undergraduate and graduates who will, in the future, be able to access this archive, find themselves in it, find inspiration from it and hopefully see that they too fit in and they count at Carolina,” CPAN President Hogan Medlin said. “It’s incredibly important for any marginalized community, but in particular this community, given that our history has not yet been captured.”

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Breaking down UNC's ongoing dean searches

UNC is actively conducting dean searches for the Adams School of Dentistry, Hussman School of Journalism and Media and Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dean searches for the College of Arts & Sciences and UNC School of Nursing will begin soon. 

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Trish Harris is UNC's new senior director of education, operations and initiatives for the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion . Photo courtesy of Trish Harris.

Patricia Harris named UNC's senior director of education, operations and initiatives

On Jan. 24, Patricia "Trish" Harris will become the University Office of Diversity and Inclusion's new senior director of Education, Operations and Initiatives. “I look forward to helping to shape what’s next,” Harris said. “And to lending my skills and knowledge to the D&I strategy to this important work of maintaining a climate of transparency, inclusive excellence, equity and diversity across all aspects of our campus.”

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A patron scans his hand through a MorphoWave reader to access the Student Recreation Center on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

Campus Rec adds new option for contactless check-in to facilities

UNC campus recreation centers are offering a new check-in system called MorphoWave that allows students to check into facilities using only their hands. “You don’t have to have your ID with you and worry about putting it in a locker,” Goa said. “The feedback we’ve gotten from students that are utilizing them has been very very positive.”

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