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Demonstrators protest the death of Tyre Nichols on Jan. 28, 2023, in Memphis, Tennessee. The release of a video depicting the fatal beating of Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, sparked protests in cities throughout the country. Nichols was violently beaten for three minutes and killed by Memphis police officers earlier this month after a traffic stop. Five Black Memphis Police officers have been fired after an internal investigation found them to be “directly responsible” for the beating and have been charged with “second-degree murder, aggravated assault, two charges of aggravated kidnapping, two charges of official misconduct and one charge of official oppression.”
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Column: Avoiding police brutality on social media

"Nichols is not the first victim of police brutality whose final moments circulated on social media. While the video brought the case to national attention, galvanizing protests in some parts of the country, seeing police brutality shared on social media is uncomfortable and triggering."

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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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DTH Photo Illustration. The N.C. State of the Teacher Profession Survey for 2021-22 reveals high rates of attrition and teacher vacancies. Teachers say the job's demands aren't reflected in their paychecks.

Teachers reflect as vacancies, attrition in NC education system continue

According to recent data from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, teachers are staying in the classroom at rates comparable to previous years.   Though teacher vacancies at the beginning and 40-day mark of the school year are higher, the difference might not represent an actual change in vacancy rates, but a change in reporting methods to more accurately reflect the state of the teaching profession.

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Op-ed: An open letter to Board of Governors from UE 150

"Public university workers across the state of North Carolina are standing up and fighting back. In spite of the fact that North Carolina is one of a handful of states nationwide that bans public sector collective bargaining, workers have been joining together and organizing to further their demands in record numbers."

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Raising Canes is pictured on Wednesday Feb. 16, 2023 on Franklin Street.

New tenants to potentially fill vacant spaces at Franklin and Columbia intersection

The intersection of Franklin and Columbia streets, one of the busiest and most prominent intersections in Chapel Hill, currently has three empty storefronts. However, new tenants and continued construction suggest a more bustling street corner could soon come. Three of the corners of the intersection — Seafood Destiny, MidiCi Italian Kitchen and the upcoming Raising Cane’s location — are all currently not open for business.

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