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Students walk by the Old Well on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023.

Vann says Robinson supreme court nomination isn't official; Senate speaker says it is

Student Body President Taliajah "Teddy" Vann said she does not recognize her nomination of former Student Body Vice President Sam Robinson to serve on the UNC Student Supreme Court to be official. Undergraduate Senate Speaker Christian Phillips said in response to Vann's most recent letter that nominations submitted to the Senate in previous years did not require extensive documentation, or even a signed document. The process to potentially confirm Robinson is still ongoing, and the Senate will likely discuss his nomination during its next scheduled meeting.

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Former employees of IZA Whiskey & Eats allege owner allowed workplace misconduct, harassment

Several former workers at IZA Whiskey & Eats, a popular Carrboro restaurant, have brought forward allegations of employee mistreatment and negligence against Yung Nay, the owner and founder.  They claim Nay poorly handled sexual harassment in the workplace and failed to fairly compensate back-of-house employees.  A former back-of-house worker, who requested to remain anonymous, also said they noticed hours missing from their paycheck while employed at the restaurant. 

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Members of UNC AASA perform at the 2022 Journey into Asia. This year's Journey Into Asia event theme is "Kaleidoscope," and will be held on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. 
Photo Courtesy of Kevin Dai.

Asian American Students Association to host kaleidoscope-themed cultural showcase

For over three decades, Journey Into Asia has given students the opportunity to share their culture through dance, poetry, spoken word and songs. On Sunday, the event returns with this year's theme: “Kaleidoscope.”  Hosted by the Asian American Students Association each year, this event showcases Asian and Asian American students’ cultural diversity and creativity within the community.   

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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.

N.C. House passes bill to increase punishments for rioters, could overturn veto

On Feb. 8, the state House of Representatives passed House Bill 40, which increases the punishments for rioting or harming first responders and property during a protest.  H.B. 40, the Prevent Rioting and Civil Disorder bill, would punish those who participate in a riot while showing a weapon or using a dangerous substance with a Class H felony, which has a maximum sentence of 39 months in prison.

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The UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt building, captured on Feb. 13, 2023.

UNC's Family and Children's Resource Program bolsters social work statewide

The UNC School of Social Work’s Family and Children’s Resource Program (FCRP) is supporting social workers beyond the UNC community.  Established in 1993, FCRP encourages social work organizations to increase their positive impact on the families and communities they serve. They offer training courses and practice-improvement coaching for social workers and facilitate conversations about challenges in the field. 

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