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South Building is pictured on Oct. 10, 2022.

‘I’m flabbergasted’: UNC leaders blindsided by trustees' decision on School of Civic Life and Leadership

The UNC Board of Trustees passed a resolution on Thursday to “accelerate” the creation of a new program — the School for Civic Life and Leadership.  Proposals for new schools, degrees and curriculums have historically come from faculty leaders and their vote is required for approval. UNC law professor Eric Muller said no member of the faculty knew of this “major development.” Provost Chris Clemens also said at a Monday Faculty Executive Committee meeting that he didn't know the resolution was coming from the Board — "I was surprised," he said.

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Carolina Cupboard, pictured here, is located in Avery Residence Hall in Chapel Hill on Thursday, Jan 26. 2023. Carolina Cupboard provides free food for UNC students who are experiencing food insecurity.

'We all deserve food': Organizations help UNC students overcome food insecurities

Approximately one-in-five UNC students are food insecure. This means that on top of completing homework, studying for exams and spending time in classes, many students have to worry about how they will get their next meal.  Resources and studies on-campus work to eliminate the consequences of food deserts and food insecurity.   “The last thing that someone wants to be concerned with is, 'Am I gonna eat today?' 'Am I gonna have to only eat twice today and be a little bit hungry to make it to Friday before my next paycheck?'” Margaret Matthews, the vice president of Carolina Cupboard, said. “That is just an added stressor to an already stressful life situation at UNC.” 

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Affordable housing in Chapel Hill pictured on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022.

UNC faculty face housing shortage with rising prices, decreasing availability

As housing prices continue to rise in Chapel Hill, UNC faculty and staff share their difficulties finding affordable housing throughout the Triangle area. The ever-climbing prices have triggered unprecedented financial stress. One professor believes the housing situation in Carrboro is on par with living in the most expensive places in the world. It's a shame when most of the faculty and staff who work in Chapel Hill can't live in Chapel Hill,” Scott Geier, teaching assistant professor of digital storytelling and journalism, said. “Because that affects the diversity and the dynamic of the campus.”

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‘Absolutely ridiculous’: Students struggle to find on- and off-campus housing

Six hundred UNC students are on the waitlist for fall 2023 on-campus housing. Last year, there were 422. That's an increase of 42.18 percent. The University said in a statement it is common to have a shortage in the next semester's housing availability at this point in the year. Carolina Housing will provide a room for every student who wants to live on campus. “Prices for (off-campus) housing are just absolutely ridiculous,” Jaleah Taylor, a UNC sophomore currently living in Morrison Residence Hall, said. “And that’s why people have to live on campus now — because it’s just so expensive to live off campus.”

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Cornell Watson, the photographer behind "Tarred Healing," poses for a portrait in his Durham office on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. "Tarred Healing" is a photo story reflecting on Black history in Chapel Hill and at UNC. 

'Tarred Healing' debuts at National Civil Rights Museum nearly a year after UNC pulled the display

Almost a year "Tarred Healing" was pulled from display at the University, Cornell Watson's photo project debuted at National Civil Rights Museum.  The exhibit features Black history in Chapel Hill, with photographs of places on UNC's campus that are relevant to the University's racial past.   “When you do things the right way, when you are connected with the community that you are creating something about, they will stand behind you in those turbulent times,” Watson said. “It was really gratifying to have the Black community of Chapel Hill stand behind this and really kind of become family.”

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Rachel Goode, Ph.D., poses for a portrait outside of the UNC-Ch School of Social Work on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023.

‘I know what it's like’: Rachel Goode researches eating disorders among Black women

Rachel Goode won the Society for Social Work and Research's 2023 Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award this month.  Her unique research is centered around eating disorders like binge and emotional eating, treatments for obesity and strategies for developing a healthy relationship with food.  “Because people think thin affluent white women, they’re not looking at Black women who may be in a larger body,” Goode said. “They’re assuming that ‘Oh, because they’re in a larger body, they couldn’t have an eating disorder.’” 

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