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The Chapel Hill Police Department is pictured on Oct. 7, 2022.

Chapel Hill awaits results of soil testing for coal ash

Chapel Hill Mayor Pan Hemminger said the Town has been transparent about what it has learned about coal ash at 828 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. But, one group believes that the organization hired to test the site failed to provide the Town with a complete assessment of health risks caused by coal ash.

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UNC senior defender Tori Hansen (22) heads the ball during the women's soccer game against Duke on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at Koskinen Stadium. UNC beat Duke 3-0.

Led by Hansen, UNC women's soccer blanks Blue Devils in statement road victory

Last season, UNC lost its first ever game at Dorrance Field to Duke.  According to senior defender Tori Hansen, the painful memories of the Blue Devils storming their home turf stuck on the Tar Heels’ mind coming into Thursday night. “Most of this team remembers that feeling, and I think that was such a fire under us for this game,” Hansen said. “We were like, ‘We’re going to do this exact same thing to them here at their field.'"

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UNC’s Institute for the Study of Americas, located in the FedEx Global Education Center, pictured on Thursday, Sep. 1, 2022.

Knowing our neighbors: UNC-Duke consortium bridges Latin American community

The UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies facilities collaboration between the two campuses across disciplines.  “I think it's important for the citizens and residents in North Carolina to learn about Latin America and its history, culture, politics and economics because increasingly, Latin America is coming here,” Louis Pérez Jr., co-director of the consortium, said. 

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The Duke University Chapel on Duke’s West Campus, as photographed in 2017, serves as a symbol of the university.

Column: UNC's settlement distribution from antitrust lawsuit reflects inequity in higher ed

In August, a federal judge approved a $19 million settlement between thousands of faculty members at UNC and Duke to resolve a class-action lawsuit asserting that the two universities colluded not to steal faculty from each other. Duke and UNC allegedly held a “no-poach understanding” that reached back decades. Essentially, each university promised not to steal professors and faculty members from the other. This agreement violates state and federal antitrust laws. Neither Duke nor UNC-Chapel Hill admitted any wrongdoing in the settlements of either lawsuit. 

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People gather in Raleigh on Saturday May 15, 2021 to protest the Israeli Palestine conflict. Photo courtesy of Nadeen Atieh.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict inspires protests, vigil in Raleigh and faculty statement

People in North Carolina have shown support for Palestinians during the Israeli attacks, from protests in Raleigh to a statement signed by faculty from 23 colleges and universities across the state. “This has been inspiring to the Palestinians on the ground,” said Nadia Yaqub, a professor in the UNC Department of Asian and Middle Eastern studies. “To know in this very difficult time there are hundreds of people, just in one state, who care enough to sign a statement like this."

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Students rush Franklin Street for the second time following UNC win against Duke

Following UNC men's basketball defeat of Duke, fans rushed Franklin Street for the second time this year. Last month, officers took over 35 minutes to clear the intersection.  This crowd, which was substantially smaller, dispersed from the intersection for the resumption of traffic within five minutes. The crowd later regrouped for another brief period.

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	Rev. Robert Seymour of Binkley Baptist Church will be honored Thursday for his work with the Inter-Faith Council.

'You can't hold back the spring': The legacy of Rev. Robert Seymour

Chapel Hill pastor and local civil rights advocate Rev. Robert Seymour died Oct. 11. Seymour spent the majority of his 95 years pastoring churches, founding organizations, serving on boards, penning editorial columns and integrating Chapel Hill – always in his trademark suit and tie. He left behind a community he was fundamental in building. 

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Aisha Jitan, a junior global studies major and Islamic & Middle East studies minor, addresses a crowd at a protest on the steps of South Building on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Demonstrators gathered against the Department of Education's demands to recast the tone of Duke University's and UNC-Chapel Hill's Middle East Studies program. Regarding the Department's rhetoric as Islamophobic, Jitan remarked: "We were really angry about what we read, especially given that we lost three Muslim people in our community not too long ago due to Islamophobia, and then after reading and hearing this, we were just angry and said we want better for our community."

DOE defends investigation amid interest group responses

Controversy surrounding the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies continues as the ACLU, FIRE and other groups oppose the Department of Education investigation. Asked about the status of the funds, which were to be obligated by Sept. 30, Press Secretary Angela Morabito from the DOE did not mention funding but said the investigation is unbiased. 

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