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UNC student demonstrators march from the Old Well to the the Pit on July 24, 2022.

UNC students participate in first Redirect the Rage rally to protest overturning of Roe v. Wade

On Sunday, UNC students participated in Redirect the Rage, a rally hosted by the UNC Undergraduate Student Government and several other student organizations to protest the overturning of Roe v. Wade.  Students made posters at the Old Well and marched down East Cameron Avenue and Raleigh Street to the Pit. Chants such as "My body, my choice," and "I've been mad for too many days, time to redirect the rage!" rang out through the streets.

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UNC football head coach Mack Brown speaks during the 2022 ACC Football Kickoff at The Westin Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday, July 21, 2022.

'Finishing is the top priority': Three takeaways for UNC football from the ACC Kickoff

The 2022 ACC Kickoff took place on Wednesday and Thursday, allowing coaches and players of ACC teams to discuss the upcoming football season. The ACC thus far has been unaffected by conference realignment, but has failed to quiet the rumor mill. ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips started off the ACC Kickoff by combating this speculation. Throughout the ACC Kickoff, numerous coaches voiced their concerns regarding issues with NIL, including improper use of monetary benefits within recruiting.

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North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein delivers a talk at UNC on January 24, 2018.

North Carolina Department of Justice says it will not move to reinforce the state's 20-week abortion ban

The North Carolina Department of Justice will not move to lift the injunction in Bryant v. Woodall.  According to North Carolina state law, pregnancies are banned after 20 weeks.  The case argues that the 20-week ban is unconstitutional, as it is several weeks prior to viability and would prevent healthcare providers from administering some pre-viability abortions.

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Laverne Burton, city crisis unit counselor, poses for a portrait in front of the Chapel Hill Police Department on Thursday, July 7, 2022.

'It's really powerful': Chapel Hill Police Department Crisis Unit hires first peer support specialist

The Chapel Hill Police Department Crisis Unit recently hired Laverne Burton as its first peer support specialist. She began in the role on June 13. The new position is designed to help those who need mental health support connect with someone with lived experience. Burton works mainly with unsheltered people and often meets them in the street to provide them with support and resources. 

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Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and MacArthur Fellow Nikole Hannah-Jones, poses for a portrait. Photo courtesy of John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

UNC and Nikole Hannah-Jones reach settlement over last year's tenure controversy

On Friday, the University reached an agreement with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to resolve legal matters related to her application for a tenured position in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media. The settlement required three key provisions for UNC: an inclusive search process, mental health counseling and reserved funds in the provost's office, according to a statement by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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