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Wednesday November 30th

Higher Education


Students walk past Wilson Library on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021.

As UNC reopens in-person, students and faculty have COVID-19 safety concerns

As UNC begins the fall semester, thousands of people are returning to campus without a vaccine mandate, consistent gathering limits or physical distancing procedures.  This “return to normal” leaves some students and faculty concerned about the spread of COVID-19 on campus. Mimi Chapman, chairperson of the faculty, worries that there is not enough time for all members of the campus community to get vaccinated before UNC returns to normal operations.  UNC senior Brooks Fitts fears for his own safety as an individual with diabetes, a risk factor for severe illness from COVID-19. 

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A small group stands near the Old Well behind South Building on Sept. 12, 2020.

Op-ed: Let's create a Coalition for Carolina

"Most importantly, the current governance structure means that we are unable, as an institution, to live our values. The faculty, staff and students cannot change this situation alone. We need all those that love Carolina to come to our aid in a concerted, organized, sustained effort to reform the way our campus is governed and chart a forward course."

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Workers pose in front of a Habitat for Humanity work site while others do work on the roof. Arts for Humanity is putting on a virtual art show to benefit Habitat. Photo courtesy of Claire Hyde.

UNC group to hold virtual art show to benefit Habitat for Humanity

“It’s about physically lending your support to two communities that mean a lot to North Carolina, which is Habitat and the arts community,” junior Claire Hyde said. “They’re all awesome pieces and people would be happy to buy them, but the important part is knowing that all your dollars are going towards Habitat.”

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