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Saturday November 27th


Dean Susan King smiles for a portrait in Chapel Hill on Saturday August 21, 2021.

Susan King reflects on 10 years as dean of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media

With the announcement of Dean Susan King's departure from her position of leadership, students and faculty remember her impact on the Hussman School of Journalism and Media. Under King, the school has expanded to one of UNC’s largest majors and exceeded its $75 million dollar fundraising goal under the Campaign for Carolina. King was vocal in her support of hiring Nikole Hannah-Jones with tenure, especially after the Board of Trustees initially failed to offer it with the position. 

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DTH Photo Illustration. The UNC public records office has received 59 records requests related to Nikole Hannah-Jones since April 28.

Journalists express frustration with UNC public records office

Since the Hannah-Jones saga began in May, over 200 records requests have been filed through the University’s fulfillment software. Requests were filed by reporters to ask the University for internal communications, meeting minutes and donor agreements. But, they found their requests consistently delayed or denied — even after certain documents had already been leaked to the public. 

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Students walk past Wilson Library on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021.

As UNC reopens in-person, students and faculty have COVID-19 safety concerns

As UNC begins the fall semester, thousands of people are returning to campus without a vaccine mandate, consistent gathering limits or physical distancing procedures.  This “return to normal” leaves some students and faculty concerned about the spread of COVID-19 on campus. Mimi Chapman, chairperson of the faculty, worries that there is not enough time for all members of the campus community to get vaccinated before UNC returns to normal operations.  UNC senior Brooks Fitts fears for his own safety as an individual with diabetes, a risk factor for severe illness from COVID-19. 

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The spider statue pictured on July 29, 2021.

Remembering 'Crouching Spider,' UNC's favorite arachnid

Crouching Spider — an art piece by the late Louise Bourgeois previously located on East Cameron Avenue — has officially left campus for its next home. The art piece was installed on campus in August 2018.  Crouching Spider was originally intended to be on display for one year, but stayed for three. The sculpture's placement on campus was arranged by the Arts Everywhere initiative Both the Crouching Spider and Eye Benches have been on display in various locations since their creation in the 1990s.

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