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A sign promoting "The Story of Us" stands outside Phillips Hall on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

"The Story of Us" shares LGBTQ+ experiences as part of UNC Pride Week

As a part of UNC’s Pride Week festivities, “The Story of Us,” a theatrical performance, will premiere this Saturday at the FedEx Global Education Center’s Mandela Auditorium and share the experiences of LGBTQ+ life at the University from the lens of students, alumni, faculty and staff.  Twenty-seven individuals will be showcased on Saturday at 7:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm, and tickets are free of charge.

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Members of "Build the Hill" visit Green Heal Farms, a business that was provided a microloan from the organization, on March 26, 2023.
Photo Courtesy of Benny Lispector.

“Build the Hill” creates community of sustainable businesses

Build the Hill, a student-run nonprofit initiative affiliated with the Campus Y, seeks alleviate poverty by promoting sustainable small business growth in Chapel Hill and the greater Triangle area, according to its website.  “It doesn't have to be some crazy big change," co-president Lynelle Huskey said. "Even just giving $1,000 to one entrepreneur can really change someone's life in a tremendous way.”

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UNC students and staff celebrate Pride in the Pit with the LGBTQ Center on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. The event — part of University Pride Week — included various activities, giveaways and resource information. 

Pride in the Pit puts queer community at the center of campus

UNC's LGBTQ Center and student volunteers celebrated “Pride in the Pit,” as a part of a series of events for UNC's Pride Week. The week is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community at UNC and is celebrated in tandem with the 20-year anniversary of the Center’s opening.  “Visibility matters, so we want to make sure we’re here and we’re seen,” J Stockett, the assistant director of the LGBTQ Center, said. 

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Edible Campus volunteers sift compost in the Davis library garden on Feb. 28, 2022. Edible Campus UNC tends to an assortment of gardens throughout campus.

UNC GPSG to highlight sustainability efforts at first Climate Action Day

The Graduate and Professional Student Government’s first-ever Climate Action Day will be held this Thursday. The event will feature a collection of informational tables run by organizations working to bring awareness to the climate crisis, followed by two documentary screenings. Climate Action Day is being organized by GPSG’s Climate Crisis Committee, which was formed in September.

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The South Building, which houses the Office of the Chancellor and other administrative offices, stands tall on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

'A train that's left the station': NC House approves $4 million in funding for School of Civic Life

On Thursday, the N.C. House approved millions of dollars in funding for the School of Civic Life and Leadership to be established at UNC. This financial support comes amid community concerns over a lack of faculty input and potential political motivations behind the development of the School. The Daily Tar Heel spoke to several state legislators to hear their perspectives on the new funding and School development.

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‘The University works because we do!’: A history of housekeepers organizing at UNC

Housekeepers' history of collective action at the University stretches as far back as 1930, when four men created the UNC Janitors Association. Since then, complaints have been consistent — citing unfair wages and harassment, among other grievances.  Students and workers have intermittently expressed concerns for decades. Now housekeepers are organizing again, alongside The Workers Union at UNC, a chapter of UE Local 150. 

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UNC accreditation inquiry regarding School of Civic Life and Leadership resolved

President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Belle Wheelan sent an official accreditation inquiry letter to Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz on Feb. 15, seeking more information on decision-making process behind the School of Civic Life and Leadership. The University had 45 days to respond.  After sending the accreditation inquiry, Wheelan received her own letter on March 1 from North Carolina Republicans in Congress. “As members of the North Carolina congressional delegation, we expect accreditors not to prejudge actions of governing boards, follow normal processes, be attentive to such matters of public importance, and act in accord with federal and state law,” the letter said. 

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