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Friday March 24th

2020 Coronavirus Outbreak

A resident enters Spencer Residence Hall on Sunday, Mar. 1, 2020. Built in 1924, Spencer was the first all-female residence hall, but is now co-ed.

'What does this mean for us?': RAs and other student employees feel COVID-19's impact

On March 17, the University announced that residence halls would be closed for the rest of the semester for students without exemptions, as UNC makes the transition to online classes in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. After that announcement, campus resident advisers were notified that their positions had been terminated  RAs are just one group of student employees who lost their campus jobs due to coronavirus-related closures. Student employees who have lost their jobs are now faced with the realities of losing their source of income — along with other uncertainties that stem from the pandemic.  

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