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Kerry McIntyre and Rohit Sharma, students of the MBA class of 2023, engage in conversation in the lobby of McColl Building on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Hanging behind them are the portraits of Hugh L. McColl, Jr., Mary Lily Kenan, and Henry Flagler, the namesakes of  McColl Building and Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Allegations, administration, accountability: tensions at Kenan-Flagler Business School

This fall, Kenan-Flagler Business School has seen a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former doctoral student, as well as the co-leads of the school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative leaving their positions.  Douglas Shackelford, who had been serving as dean of the school since 2014, unexpectedly retired in September.  In terms of diversity, Kenan-Flagler is 61st out of  81 ranked U.S. business schools, according to Bloomberg's 2022-2023 Diversity Index. 

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Dr. Joanne Wilson, a 1969 alumnus of UNC, reflects on her time at the University as a Black female during the Black Pioneers Dinner on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

UNC's Black Pioneers reflect on decades of 'shared kinship'

Members of the Black Alumni Reunion met for dinner and conversation last Friday at their first full-scale, in-person event since 2019.  The dinner was one of numerous events that took place across a five-day-long celebration of Black alumni at UNC. Members in attendance included past and present Black students, including the Black Pioneers. The Pioneers are the first generation of Black students who attended UNC-Chapel Hill from 1952 through the class of 1972.

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Sophomore Joy Jiang, first-year Christina Huang, and sophomore Sarah Zhang pose for a portrait at the Old Well on Oct. 3, 2022. The UNC for Affirmative Action group aims to defend diversity at UNC.

Students start UNC for Affirmative Action

UNC for Affirmative Action is a new student group aiming to raise awareness about affirmative action and the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case that could affect it at UNC.  Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be heard on October 31 and has the potential to nullify UNC’s affirmative action policies

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UNC testing has found that samples in seven out of the eight buildings exceeded the threshold of 15 parts per billion (ppb), the amount set by the EPA requiring water systems to take action. 

‘No safe level of exposure’: What having lead in campus water means for UNC

In recent weeks, the University has found detectable levels of lead in the drinking fountains and sinks of eight UNC buildings — including Fordham, Hamilton, Manning, Phillips, Carrington and Isaac M. Taylor Halls, along with South Building and Wilson Library. UNC testing has found that samples in seven out of the eight buildings exceeded the threshold of 15 parts per billion (ppb), the amount set by the EPA requiring water systems to take action.  “If you don't test for lead, you're not going to find it,” Elizabeth Kamai, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Southern California who has previously studied children's lead exposure in North Carolina, said.  

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Robin Lee, a beloved housekeeper in Kenan Residence Hall, poses for a portrait on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.

'We need a raise:' Housekeepers express salary concerns during Appreciation Week

The recent UNC Housekeeping Employee Statement of Demands asks the University for increased pay, and share concerns that employees don't have enough compensation to pay for necessities like rent, food, child care, transportation and health care bills. Last Thursday, the University held an event to celebrate International Housekeepers Awareness Week. "We are just making a little bit more than minimum wage," Emily Barbee, a housekeeper said. "That’s nothing! Just go to the grocery store and you spend that money, and you pay bills. That’s it.” 

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The 440 Night Club float at the 2022 Pride Parade in Durham, N.C. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.
Photo Courtesy of Eliza Benbow.

Latinx LGBTQ+ community continues to improve outreach, support during Hispanic Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, and local organizations members of the Latinx LGBTQ+ community in North Carolina and the Triangle are working to increase support, education and advocacy for each other. Of the more than 11.3 million LGBTQ+ adults that live in the United States, about 20 percent, or 2.3 million, also identify as Latinx, according to a report by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. “We try to empower people to get to know themselves,” Oscar Garcia, a community leader who works with LILA Latinx LGBTQI INC., said.

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Banners fly on UNC's South Building on Oct. 11, 2021.

Detectable levels of lead found in drinking fountains of eight campus buildings

Lead has been detected in drinking fountains in eight campus buildings this month, according to emails sent to building occupants and further confirmed by a University spokesperson. The affected buildings include Hamilton, Fordham, Manning, Phillips, Carrington and Issac M. Taylor Halls, South Building and Wilson Library. Drinking fountains in multiple buildings yielded over 25 times the detectable lead threshold set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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UNC fifth-year midfielder/defenseman, Milo Garvanian dribbles the ball at Koskinen Stadium at Duke University on Sept. 16, 2022. UNC and Duke tied.

Analysis: How UNC men's soccer stacks up on offense to previous years

At the beginning of the season, the UNC men's soccer team looked ready for success, returning three of its top five goal scorers and having a number of promising additions — 12 first-years and six transfers — joining its ranks. Instead, North Carolina has mustered a largely uninspired offensive performance that has propelled the Tar Heels to a 4-3-2 overall record and a 1-2-1 ACC record.

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