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Saturday July 2nd

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Carolina Times Archive. Top photo shows relatives of Harvey Beech of Kinston, the first Black man to ever graduate from UNC. From left to right: Lillian Beech, Mary J. Ruffin, Mamie Crowder, and Eloise Beech. In the bottom photo, Harvey Beech is third from the left.

Column: The desegregation of UNC

"A closer analysis reveals the ugly truth: American integration was absolutely not instantaneous, and continues to be a work in progress. School districts have been ordered to desegregate as recently as 2016 and demographic maps of cities reveal urban environments fractured along racial lines. Similarly, the process of integration at  UNC-Chapel Hill has been a lengthy one. "

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Duke freshman guard Trevor Keels (1) races UNC Sophomore guard RJ Davis (4) to the basket in the Dean Smith Center during the UNC men’s basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. Duke won 87-67.

Column: Cut the UNC men's basketball team some slack

"It’s fitting that this transition for UNC basketball is happening now. In one of the most tumultuous four years in UNC’s history, the University has experienced the reckoning of Silent Sam, sexual assault lawsuits and a global pandemic.  It’s not really a surprise that UNC basketball had one of its statistically worst seasons ever in 2020-2021, a head coaching change and a blowout loss to Duke in the same span of time."

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A plane takes off at RDU on Jan. 29, 2022.

Column: The post-COVID-19 study abroad blip

"Due to the pandemic, many students who planned on studying abroad earlier in their college careers had their plans rescheduled. And rescheduled again. And again. Now that the CDC has loosened restrictions following COVID-19 exposure and infection, study abroad programs are beginning to travel again. And all the students who have been trying to study abroad left with them."

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