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Tuesday February 7th


UNC's provost, Chris Clemmons, speaks at the beginning of Friday's Faculty Council meeting on Sept. 9, 2022 in Karr Hall.

FEC discusses mental health, accessibility in its first meeting of 2023

As the University returns to campus for the spring semester, the Faculty Executive Committee discussed the assessment of well-being days, a rise in demand for accessibility services and University Communications.  Members also touched upon the authenticity of the campus publication The Well as well as the University's dependence on coal at their Monday meeting.

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UNC sophomore and member of Earthtones, Kennedy Hall, is pictured with art she painted for the club on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in the Student Union.

Earthtones club celebrates student artists of color at UNC

Earthtones, a club comprised of students of color at UNC, aims to foster a space for community building and self-expression through art.  The art collective, which officially started last fall, hosts biweekly community meetings and “paint-and-sips,” during which members can meet to experiment with a new art form together.   “Earthtones has really helped me find people that are like me, that really like expressing themselves through art, connecting with each other in art, talking about it and using it to grow or to help ourselves or whatever it is that we use art to do,” Lokumo Eteni, a musician, said. 

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A year in review: reflecting on the old and the new

2022 brought both old and new to the UNC and greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. History repeated itself through championship runs and midterm elections, while the lifting of COVID restrictions saw UNC students return to the classroom without a mask requirement for the first time since the spring of 2020.  The Daily Tar Heel has put together a collection of the biggest stories from throughout the year for our audience. 

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McClinton Residence Hall is pictured on May 17, 2022. Formerly Carr Hall, the building's new name honors Hortense McClinton, the first Black professor hired at UNC.

'No formal timetable': Building renaming process still underway

In April of 2021, the University Commission on History, Race and a Way Forward submitted its recommendation letter for the renaming of 10 buildings. The next group in the process, the Chancellor’s Committee to Review History and Race Commission Resolution, recently submitted its recommendations to Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz for the building renaming.

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Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz speaks at the dedication of the memorial for James Lewis Cates, Jr. on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022.

'Grief is love lost': UNC community dedicates permanent memorial to James Cates

The James Lewis Cates Jr. memorial — an outcome of years of student and local advocacy — was officially dedicated in the Pit on Monday. Cates, 22, was a Chapel Hill resident murdered outside the Student Union in November 1970 by members of a white supremacist motorcycle gang. “In a perfect world, we would see his dreams fully realized today and would have him here as an elder to share the beauty of his life on his own,”  Student Body President Taliajah “Teddy” Vann said. “And to pour his wisdom into Black students at UNC, like members of the Northside have done for decades.”

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