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Tuesday February 7th

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South Building is pictured on Oct. 10, 2022.

‘I’m flabbergasted’: UNC leaders blindsided by trustees' decision on School of Civic Life and Leadership

The UNC Board of Trustees passed a resolution on Thursday to “accelerate” the creation of a new program — the School for Civic Life and Leadership.  Proposals for new schools, degrees and curriculums have historically come from faculty leaders and their vote is required for approval. UNC law professor Eric Muller said no member of the faculty knew of this “major development.” Provost Chris Clemens also said at a Monday Faculty Executive Committee meeting that he didn't know the resolution was coming from the Board — "I was surprised," he 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: I'm proud of my public school

"I’m proud to say that I went public. The oddities that exist in the public school system are some of my favorite stories to tell. Did you have a classmate who sold ears of corn for extra cash at your private prep school? Did you have a friend who dressed up as a horse and galloped the halls? I didn’t think so — but my pals at public schools share similar stories. I think that's invaluable."

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Carolina Cupboard, pictured here, is located in Avery Residence Hall in Chapel Hill on Thursday, Jan 26. 2023. Carolina Cupboard provides free food for UNC students who are experiencing food insecurity.

'We all deserve food': Organizations help UNC students overcome food insecurities

Approximately one-in-five UNC students are food insecure. This means that on top of completing homework, studying for exams and spending time in classes, many students have to worry about how they will get their next meal.  Resources and studies on-campus work to eliminate the consequences of food deserts and food insecurity.   “The last thing that someone wants to be concerned with is, 'Am I gonna eat today?' 'Am I gonna have to only eat twice today and be a little bit hungry to make it to Friday before my next paycheck?'” Margaret Matthews, the vice president of Carolina Cupboard, said. “That is just an added stressor to an already stressful life situation at UNC.” 

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UNC's Campus Health, which houses CAPS, is pictured on Sept. 12, 2022.

Column: Your sexual health is a priority

"Being open and honest about your sexual health is scary. Stigma related to sex and sexual health is deep rooted in our society, and women in particular are often judged for discussing their sexual behaviors and desires. Shame about sex and sexual health has overtime become embedded in policy, school, social media and religious institutions. And these stigmas are dangerous."

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