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Students walk through campus during summer 2019 orientation. Summer 2020 new student orientation will happen virtually due to coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Brandi Simmons. 

'Come in with an open mind': UNC hosts first in-person orientation in two years

This summer marks the first in-person new student orientation UNC New Student & Family Programs has hosted since 2019.  The class of 2026 will experience orientation programming and the campus community that the two previous classes had to have virtually due to the pandemic. “I came out of (orientation) sitting here with my best friend now, not knowing that that was what was going to come from it,” Smith, a UNC class of 2022 graduate, said.

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First-year Laura Saavedra-Forero is a disabled UNC student and has been denied accessible housing. She gained attention through an Instagram post calling out the University on their housing accessibility problems.

'I deserve an education': Carolina for Every Body event calls for accessibility on campus

Dozens of UNC community members gathered in front of the South Building, holding posters with slogans reading “Accessibility is not an extra step, it’s a step you missed,” and “Disabled and proud.” The April 27 gathering was part of the Campus Y’s Carolina for Every Body event held to protest inaccessibility on campus. Campus Y co-presidents Laura Saavedra Forero and Megan Murphy organized the event.

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Bingham Hall sits on the edge of the Quad on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.

Chancellor's committee discusses renaming three UNC buildings

On Thursday, the Chancellor’s Committee to Review History Commission Resolution met to discuss its report for Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz on building name removals, which it hopes to complete by July 1.  The committee discussed the removal of the campus building names Bingham Hall, Grimes Residence Hall and Graham Residence Hall.

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