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First-year Laura Saavedra-Forero is a disabled UNC student and has been denied accessible housing. She gained attention through an Instagram post calling out the University on their housing accessibility problems.

'I deserve an education': Carolina for Every Body event calls for accessibility on campus

Dozens of UNC community members gathered in front of the South Building, holding posters with slogans reading “Accessibility is not an extra step, it’s a step you missed,” and “Disabled and proud.” The April 27 gathering was part of the Campus Y’s Carolina for Every Body event held to protest inaccessibility on campus. Campus Y co-presidents Laura Saavedra Forero and Megan Murphy organized the event.

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Law students and professors at the UNC School of Law are working to raise awareness about the wealth inequality in law school and the legal field. They cite the fact that many law students take unpaid internships over the summer, especially in fields of "public interest."

Column: UNC Law devalues public interest work

"There are many factors that must go into budgetary decisions, some of which are indisputably valid. But public interest work is constantly devalued. It is devalued economically, in how different legal institutions are funded. It is devalued politically, in how public defenders and legal services are not invested in. It is devalued in labor, down to the extreme pay gap present even in summer internships."

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Graduate student midfielder Ally Mastroianni (12) in play during the 2022 ACC championship game against Boston College on May 7, 2022, in Chapel Hill, NC. UNC won that title 16-9.

Veteran leaders lead UNC women's lacrosse to sixth-straight ACC Championship

In Saturday's ACC Championship game, a veteran unit of Jamie Ortega, Taylor Moreno, Ally Mastroianni, Scottie Rose Growney and Emma Trenchard took over the game in the third quarter and never looked back. The Tar Heels defeated the Eagles, 16-9, and won their sixth-straight ACC Championship — tying the longest streak of consecutive titles in conference history held by Maryland. 

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Government officals break the ground at the groundbreaking event for the 203 Project on Thurday, April 5, 2022.

The Town of Carrboro breaks ground on the 203 project

The Town of Carrboro held a groundbreaking ceremony last Thursday at 203 S. Greensboro St., the future home of the Orange County Southern Branch Library.  The library, also known as the 203 Project, has been in the works since 2016 when Orange County first requested the library branch.

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Protesters hold signs in reaction to the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade on May 3, 2022, in Chapel Hill, NC. 

Here's what a post-Roe future could look like for North Carolinians

On May 2, Politico published a leaked draft U.S Supreme Court opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. If finalized, the opinion would overturn Roe v. Wade.  North Carolina has a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy that is currently unenforceable under Roe v. Wade, according to a 2021 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling. But, if Roe v. Wade is overturned, access in North Carolina could be restricted.  Even if abortion remains legal in North Carolina, an individual from a state with a "trigger law" who needs an abortion may travel to North Carolina. This could overburden N.C.'s health system.

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Bingham Hall sits on the edge of the Quad on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.

Chancellor's committee discusses renaming three UNC buildings

On Thursday, the Chancellor’s Committee to Review History Commission Resolution met to discuss its report for Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz on building name removals, which it hopes to complete by July 1.  The committee discussed the removal of the campus building names Bingham Hall, Grimes Residence Hall and Graham Residence Hall.

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