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Vice Chancellor Winston Crisp spoke at the University Affairs Committee meeting on Jan. 30. Photo by Cori Patrick.

'What a mess. Won’t be texting': More messages from UNC post-Silent Sam revealed

On Friday, WRAL released texts and emails exchanged between UNC faculty and administration before and shortly after Confederate monument Silent Sam fell.  In the  messages, faculty and administration discussed what was happening at the protest, expressed shock when it was pulled down and coordinated media strategy. They also discussed their messaging in reaction to the demonstration, with some saying that they should be clear in expressing how wrong it was.  In the aftermath, messages were also exchanged about student government, and their subsequent response to monument's toppling. 

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UNC Chancellor Carol Folt walks with Mark Merritt, vice chancellor and general council of UNC, through the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Conference Center in Nashville, Tenn. during a lunch break Aug. 16, 2017.

Folt, McCracken receive dozens of emails and voicemails after toppling of Silent Sam

Following a public records request by the DTH for communications to the Chancellor's Office on Aug. 20 and 21, the University released 18 emails, one text and approximately 150 voicemails. The DTH has also received 11 emails sent to UNC Police Chief Jeff McCracken.  Many of those who contacted the chancellor were upset about the events that took place on Aug. 20, and revoked their support of the University -- emotionally, physically and monetarily. Others questioned the state of the University, the community and worried over what would happen next. 

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Photo courtesy of Ross Boyce, studying malaria.

Off-campus work-study jobs seeming harder to get, and keep, after payment changes

Senior Morgan Holder is in love with her work-study job at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. In a world of unpaid internships and menial jobs with long hours, students like Holder look to get paid doing what they love. For many students, work study offers a unique way to make livable wages and gain experience in fields related to their interests. But new changes to salaries is disincentivizing employers from taking on work-study students. So what's worth more: student experience or cutting costs?

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Guatemalan international student Monica Mussack is a junior majoring in business and minoring in cognitive science.  

International students needed more from UNC

International students need a lot of help to get from home to UNC, but many of them said the University misses the mark. Everything that confuses the average incoming first-year is also an obstacle for international students — figuring out what classes to take, how to pay tuition, how to find friends — but for them, there is another layer of bureaucracy and unfamiliarity that UNC doesn't fully address. 

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Maya Little speaks at the Peace and Justice Plaza on Monday, Aug. 21, 2018 against confederate monument Silent Sam. Maya had been previously arrested for her demonstrations against Silent Sam. 

Maya Little denies organizing Silent Sam protest

At the protest against Silent Sam on Monday, August 20, Maya Little gave remarks before the group marched on McCorkle Place, and hours later, removed the statue from its pedestal. She spoke about her experience with police at previous protests, as well as her continued dissent of the Confederate monument on campus. The next day, she spoke with The Daily Tar Heel about her relationship with protesters, her criminal and honor court charges and her next steps. 

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Board of Trustees reviews state of UNC

The Board of Trustees met in full on Thursday, September 28, to discuss tension on campus, hear budget proposals and give the state of the University thus far. The meeting began remarks from the student body president and the chairperson, including a standing ovation for the existing provost and the introduction of the newly hired Bob Blouin. 

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