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The Old Well is pictured on Oct. 17, 2021

New undergraduate curriculum, IDEAs in Action, to start for first-years in fall

UNC will require a new general education curriculum known as IDEAs in Action for incoming first-years and transfer students who enroll at the University in the fall of 2022.  The new curriculum will require students to take First-Year Foundations courses that are designed to help students navigate through the transition to the college environment. The IDEAs acronym emphasizes that students identify pressing questions and problems, discover ideas, evidence and methods that inform these questions, evaluate those ideas and act on the basis of these evaluations. 

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Supporters of abortion rights gathered at the Peace and Justice Plaza in Chapel Hill to protest the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 25, 2022.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro community protests end of constitutional right to abortion

Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP held a rally to protect women’s rights in downtown Chapel Hill just 24 hours after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to end nearly half a century of the constitutional right to an abortion. Chapel Hill Town Council member Camille Berry was one of several speakers to address the crowd, sharing the story of her pregnancy that had to be terminated in 1993. Others present at the event included Orange County Democratic Party Acting Chair Phyllis Portie-Ascott and UNC Student Body President  Taliajah "Teddy" Vann.

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Supporters of abortion rights gather in Raleigh to protest the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022.

'Disappointed but not surprised': Protesters swarm Raleigh after reversal of Roe v. Wade

Over 1,000 people filled the Bicentennial Plaza in downtown Raleigh on Friday evening to protest the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reverse Roe v. Wade – thus ending the almost 50-year constitutional right to abortion. A coalition of 12 local organizations had been planning the protest for two weeks in anticipation of a possible overturning of the landmark Supreme Court case. Protesters held signs that read, "We dissent," "Keep abortion legal," "Let's talk about the elephant in the womb," "I will not go quietly back to the 1950s" and "No sign is big enough to list all the reasons I'm here."

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A sign directing community members toward the UNC Campus Health Services building is pictured on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.

A guide to reproductive health resources for the Chapel Hill community

A guide to reproductive health resources for UNC students and Chapel Hill community members. Abortion is still legal in North Carolina. There are several campus, local and national organizations that provide birth control and abortion services If your organization is providing reproductive care or safe abortion access in the Chapel Hill area, please email managing.editor@dailytarheel.com to have information added to this article. 

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Crystal Dunn passes the ball during the Portland Thorns' game against Racing Louisville at Providence Park in Portland, OR on June 5, 2021. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Thorns FC

Tar Heels in the Pros: former UNC women's soccer player Crystal Dunn excels as a Portland Thorn

Former UNC women's soccer star Crystal Dunn, who played soccer for the Tar Heels from 2010-2013, is one of the most high-profile athletes to come out of Chapel Hill within the past decade. With her 2021 CONCACAF Women’s Player of the Year accreditation after her past season with the Portland Thorns, and a 2019 World Cup win with the US Women’s National Team, Dunn’s success at the professional level parallels her time at UNC.

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