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Tuesday February 7th


Kenneth Brinkhous (right) began studying the first known canine carriers of hemophilia in 1947. His research with dogs led to the creation of a blood laboratory, known today as the Francis Owen Blood Research Laboratory — which led to multiple advancements in hemophilia including a blood test, treatments, and knowledge of the disease. (photo courtesy of the Francis Owen Blood Research Laboratory)

Group makes allegations against UNC laboratory on animal testing

UNC is known for its renowned research in a variety of topics and The Francis Owen Blood Research Center is no exception to this fact. However, one group in particular has brought about concerns on how this research is accomplished.  The laboratory aims to center independent and collaborative blood research through a breeding cohort of dogs with inherited blood disorders where some may require frequent blood transfusions. White Coat Waste, an advocacy group working to defund tax subsidized animal abuse, has released allegations against the laboratory at UNC — which is under the UNC Blood Research Center — for dog breeding. 

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UNC sophomore Sritha Chilumula interviews a student in the Pit for Pit Perspectives on Oct. 13, 2022.

UNC students share their 'Pit Perspectives' in anonymous podcast

"Pit Perspectives" is a student-led podcast that grabs the attention of UNC students in the Pit by focusing on social topics and asking questions. The group can be seen in the Pit twice a week with a social topic ready for willing students to discuss, such as sex education, Greek life, censorship, Pit preaching and more.  

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DTH Photo Illustration. Ella is an emergency contraceptive, to be taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex in order to prevent pregnancy.

How accessible are contraceptives on UNC's campus?

Contraceptives — including condoms, emergency contraception pills and birth control — can lead to safer sex and fewer accidental pregnancies, but some UNC students struggle to access them, whether because of cost, privacy or awareness.  Find out where the University offers free contraceptives and access to birth control methods on campus. 

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DTH Photo Illustration. Emergency contraceptives, birth control, and a pregnancy test are pictured on Oct. 9, 2022. These can be accessed both on and off campus.

A guide to abortion and reproductive health care in North Carolina

The ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade gave individual states the power to set their own their own laws on abortion access, with almost half of U.S. states expected to ban or severely restrict abortion. North Carolina is one of the only Southern states where abortion is still legal — for up to 20-weeks of pregnancy.  Here's a breakdown of abortion and reproductive health care resources in the state.

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DTH Photo Illustration. Various court cases in addition to Roe v. Wade and Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization play a role in nationwide reproductive care.

Breaking down the court cases impacting reproductive health care

The exact interpretation of abortion cases has been evolving since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, but this is the first time since then that states have been able to outright ban abortions prior to viability.  North Carolina is one of the few states in the South where abortion remains legal — but there are still restrictions on access, and questions remain about what is and is not protected.

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Photo Courtesy of unc.amf on Instagram.

Actively Moving Forward hosts Narcan workshop that makes over 450 kits

Actively Moving Forward — a student organization that provides grief support for students who have experienced the loss of a loved one — constructed 450 Narcan kits for those at risk of opioid overdoses in North Carolina.   “It just feels so rewarding, doing meaningful work and knowing that it’s going to go out and be beneficial in the community," Vice President of Community Service at AMF Joe Hinchcliffe said.

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Kerry McIntyre and Rohit Sharma, students of the MBA class of 2023, engage in conversation in the lobby of McColl Building on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Hanging behind them are the portraits of Hugh L. McColl, Jr., Mary Lily Kenan, and Henry Flagler, the namesakes of  McColl Building and Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Allegations, administration, accountability: tensions at Kenan-Flagler Business School

This fall, Kenan-Flagler Business School has seen a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former doctoral student, as well as the co-leads of the school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative leaving their positions.  Douglas Shackelford, who had been serving as dean of the school since 2014, unexpectedly retired in September.  In terms of diversity, Kenan-Flagler is 61st out of  81 ranked U.S. business schools, according to Bloomberg's 2022-2023 Diversity Index. 

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