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UNC sophomore forward Destiny Adams (20) passes the ball during the women's basketball game against N.C. State at Carmichael Arena on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. UNC beat N.C. State 56-47.

Adams' late-game heroics secure upset victory for UNC women's hoops over No. 11 N.C. State

With just over four minutes remaining in UNC’s rivalry contest against No. 11 N.C. State, Destiny Adams entered the game.  And in less than two minutes, she dropped eight points to help No. 22 North Carolina secure a 56-47 upset victory in front of a sold-out Carmichael Arena crowd.  “We needed the win against State,” Adams said “We had to beat them. I just wanted to give my team everything I had.”

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The construction site of UNC's new medical education building, Roper Hall, is pictured on Jan. 8, 2023.

UNC continues multiple construction projects including library café

The UNC Board of Governors recently approved the allocation of University funds for the construction of a café in Davis Library.  The café will be situated on the first floor of the library, and be the first North Carolina location of Pret A Manger. Students can also expect to see the beginning of construction on a café in Davis Library, the new building at the Kenan-Flagler Business School and the partial completion of Roper Hall.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) visits the University of Johannesburg on Oct. 1, 2019, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Photo Courtesy of Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock/Getty Images.

Column: Thank you, Meghan Markle.

"Despite all of the vitriol that Meghan Markle has received from the media regarding her experiences, her words and her vulnerability have made me feel seen in a world where conversations like this are so frequently ignored. Putting aside whatever opinions one may have about the series and how Markle has carried herself, she has done so much for someone like me who has often felt so invalidated."

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Alan Kinlaw, chair of the FWC, poses for a portrait on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

UNC faculty voice exhaustion concerns, pandemic impacts

Numerous department leaders across the University are voicing concerns over faculty exhaustion and wellbeing.  These conversations come in the midst of navigating the post-pandemic world with continued Zoom classes and new expectations.  “There's a lot of moving targets and unspoken expectations a lot of times that are baked into the job,” Alan Kinlaw, chairperson of the Faculty Welfare Committee, said.  

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Michelle LaRoche, Peter Sherman, Marisa Porto and Shelvia Dancy each join the faculty of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media this semester.

'Exceptionally distinguished scholars': Meet four incoming Hussman professors

Four newcomers — Shelvia Dancy, Michelle LaRoche, Marisa Porto and Peter Sherman — bring a heap of interdisciplinary experience and enhance ongoing commitments to diversity within the Hussman School of Journalism and Media. The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) demoted the School to provisional accreditation in April 2022, citing the school to be out of compliance with its standards for diversity and inclusiveness, specifically in faculty retention and recruitment.

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