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Eleanor Bolton, a sophomore majoring in political science is pictured in front of an out-of-service elevator in Hamilton Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023.

'Blatant disrespect and harm': Unreliable elevators highlight campus accessibility issues

Hamilton Hall has two of the most unreliable elevators on campus. Eleanor Bolton, a sophomore studying political science, has been unable to attend some events for her major in Hamilton Hall due to the elevators often being out of service. This is one example of the reality many students, faculty and staff who use wheelchairs or have mobility issues face on campus. "The lack of empathy and humanity with which the problems are being addressed is just completely harmful," Bolton said. "To be told by administrators over and over and over again,  'We're doing our best' when their best is completely illegal and a violation of my human civil rights is just so unbelievable."

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Christopher Everett, pictured on Polk Place on Feb. 14, 2023, has been elected UNC Student Body President for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Christopher Everett elected as 2023-2024 UNC student body president

Christopher Everett has been elected to serve as the 2023-2024 Student Body President, the the UNC Board of Elections announced around 2:16 a.m. Wednesday morning. Everett received 57.45 percent of the overall vote, defeating fellow certified candidate TJ Edwards and write-in candidate Theodore Nollert, who announced his intent to run last week.  "I just really want this win to be for everyone who's felt so unseen, undervalued and targeted by the institutions," Everett said

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UNC's Faculty Council met on Sept. 9, 2022 in Karr Hall to discuss free speech on campus.

Faculty Council discusses process to create new schools, IDEAs in Action curriculum

In its first meeting since the UNC Board of Trustees voted to accelerate development of the School of Civic Life and Leadership, the UNC Faculty Council focused primarily on how faculty felt about the process of the school’s creation so far.  The meeting included a presentation on how the School of Data Science and Society was developed and votes to pass two resolutions regarding the Board of Trustees' actions and the IDEAs in Action curriculum. 

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Bob Dieterle, the Managing Director for First in Venture Studio in Digital Health at the Eshelman Institute, is pictured on Feb. 20, 2023, in the Eshelman Institute Suite in Beard Hall.

Eshelman Institute pursues digital health solutions for Black N.C. community

A new grant will now allow UNC’s Eshelman Institute for Innovation to help create PowerUp, an initiative to address food insecurity and mental health challenges faced by Black North Carolinians.  The institute, alongside the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Founders Initiative, will help source ideas from N.C. A&T and try to refine them into digital for-profit ventures.

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The FedEx Global Education Center is pictured on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023.

UNC named a Top-Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. students

“These different touch points of global experiences, having strong academic background, curiosity and ambition. Those are things that contribute to successful Carolina applicants and what has helped make UNC a Top Producing Fulbright institution,” Emmy Grace, program manager for global education and UNC Fulbright program adviser, said.

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Wilson Library, highlighted in Queerolina's online oral history, stands tall on Sept. 12, 2022.

Live-action Clue to return to Wilson Library in March

Wilson Library began hosting a live-action Clue event in the fall of 2012. Amid the pandemic, the program could only host virtual and outdoor watch parties of the board game's eponymous cult classic film. Now, the library is excited to welcome back the program this spring for the first time since the pandemic began.

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Students walk by the Old Well on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023.

Vann says Robinson supreme court nomination isn't official; Senate speaker says it is

Student Body President Taliajah "Teddy" Vann said she does not recognize her nomination of former Student Body Vice President Sam Robinson to serve on the UNC Student Supreme Court to be official. Undergraduate Senate Speaker Christian Phillips said in response to Vann's most recent letter that nominations submitted to the Senate in previous years did not require extensive documentation, or even a signed document. The process to potentially confirm Robinson is still ongoing, and the Senate will likely discuss his nomination during its next scheduled meeting.

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