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Tuesday February 7th

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Broken elevators in Granville East in the process of getting fixed on are pictured on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023.

'False promises': Residents of Granville Towers face maintenance issues

This week, Granville Towers East has experienced increased maintenance issues within the building. Students say that these issues include broken elevators, HVAC unit and water functioning issues, rusting stairwell handrails and mold. In emails sent to residents, Granville Towers acknowledged recent maintenance issues and provided updates on when they would be addressed in the coming weeks. “The support group and the customer service at Granville Towers is 100 percent lacking," Charlie Fitzgerald, UNC first-year and resident of the complex, said. 

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DTH Photo Illustration. Music plays in a home studio on Jan. 17, 2023.

Column: "Name three hip-hop songs"

"Through my years of being a woman who appreciates this kind of music, I have noticed men consistently have not taken me as seriously as other male fans. In no way am I an expert on every artist and album, but I often feel belittled by the misogynistic comments that men make toward me."

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The construction site of UNC's new medical education building, Roper Hall, is pictured on Jan. 8, 2023.

UNC continues multiple construction projects including library café

The UNC Board of Governors recently approved the allocation of University funds for the construction of a café in Davis Library.  The café will be situated on the first floor of the library, and be the first North Carolina location of Pret A Manger. Students can also expect to see the beginning of construction on a café in Davis Library, the new building at the Kenan-Flagler Business School and the partial completion of Roper Hall.

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Alan Kinlaw, chair of the FWC, poses for a portrait on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

UNC faculty voice exhaustion concerns, pandemic impacts

Numerous department leaders across the University are voicing concerns over faculty exhaustion and wellbeing.  These conversations come in the midst of navigating the post-pandemic world with continued Zoom classes and new expectations.  “There's a lot of moving targets and unspoken expectations a lot of times that are baked into the job,” Alan Kinlaw, chairperson of the Faculty Welfare Committee, said.  

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Michelle LaRoche, Peter Sherman, Marisa Porto and Shelvia Dancy each join the faculty of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media this semester.

'Exceptionally distinguished scholars': Meet four incoming Hussman professors

Four newcomers — Shelvia Dancy, Michelle LaRoche, Marisa Porto and Peter Sherman — bring a heap of interdisciplinary experience and enhance ongoing commitments to diversity within the Hussman School of Journalism and Media. The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) demoted the School to provisional accreditation in April 2022, citing the school to be out of compliance with its standards for diversity and inclusiveness, specifically in faculty retention and recruitment.

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The Old Well is pictured on Oct. 10, 2022.

UNC faces federal complaints for allegedly discriminating against white students

Two complaints against a total of seven identity-based programs associated with UNC were filed with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.  The complaints were against programs that encourage participation of certain demographics — primarily women and BIPOC students — alleging the programs were in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

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