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The sun rises behind Wilson Library on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023.

Letter: The necessity of the SCiLL

"More than half of the conservative students at UNC censor themselves during political discussions on campus, according to a survey published in August 2021. This includes me."

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UNC junior guard Deja Kelly (25) fights for the ball during the women’s basketball game against Duke on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, at Cameron Indoor Stadium. UNC defeated Duke 45-41.

'I live for moments like these': Deja Kelly and UNC women's basketball ice Duke with free throws

On Sunday, Duke was looking for more than just a top-25 win over its rivals on senior night. North Carolina shot below 35 percent from the field and scraped by to earn a win with 45 points — the lowest score in a win in program history. Despite the victory, the Tar Heels realize scraping by with this type of play isn’t sustainable.  Sitting between Kelly and Todd-Williams during postgame interviews, Banghart placed her hands on the shoulders of the star players: “I love you all, but I need you to take better care of the basketball,” she told them.

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Gene Nichol, a professor at the UNC School of Law, is pictured on Feb. 23, 2023, in Van Hecke-Wettach Hall.

UNC law professor plans launch of new book, focused on NC representation and politics

UNC School of Law professor Gene Nichol is publishing a new book this April that focuses on the political effects of lacking representation of marginalized groups in North Carolina's government.   “The first thing I hope people see is that we are literally in a battle for the future of democracy in North Carolina, and we are frequently losing that battle,” Nichol said.  

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Column: An SSRI might not be the solution

"Still, a doctor should spend longer than an hour working with patients before deciding to put someone on these types of drugs. A year of therapy has done more for me than any medication a psychiatrist ever prescribed me. And while my case is not universal, I am also not alone in this experience."

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Op-ed: Reflections on one year of war in Ukraine

"A deep, intractable uncertainty has haunted the 365 days that have now passed since the first February 24th . My questions are professional and personal. What use are nuanced histories of a Russia that only confirms the worst stereotypes of its own brutality and thuggishness? How do I process my feelings of betrayal by people whom I know to be better than this?"

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NCSU Professor Bonnie Fusarelli gives her acceptance speech after receiving the Holshouser Award during the UNC Board of Governors meeting at the UNC System Office on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023.

UNC Board of Governors talk mental health grant, increased funding

The UNC Board of Governors recognized an honoree of a faculty service award and discussed enrollment challenges at its Thursday board meeting.  In his report, UNC System President Peter Hans spoke about the mental health crisis and expanding initiatives to combat it. The BOG also discussed no tuition increases for resident undergraduate students.   

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