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Thursday September 29th

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Students walk across the quad on the evening of Thursday, Oct 14, 2021. Behind them, a banner offers support following the death of two UNC students by suicide that month.

UNC becomes home to new Suicide Prevention Institute

The UNC Suicide Prevention Institute, primarily run by Dr. Patrick Sullivan and Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, is a new addition to UNC's campus that aims to reduce the prevalence of suicide in and beyond the UNC Health Care system.  The Institute comes as the result of a $25 million donation from William Starling, a UNC alumnus, and Dana Starling, who lost both of their sons to suicide. 

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Meet the Editorial Board

"We are honored and excited to be able to shed light on issues that impact the day-to-day lives of our readers. So, here are the faces– some new and some returning – behind the Editorial Board."

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DTH Photo Illustration. Graduate schools are no longer requiring the GRE- a standardized test previously used for admission.

GRE testing no longer required for all UNC graduate school admissions

UNC’s Graduate School Administrative Board recently passed a motion that will no longer require Graduate Record Exam (GRE) standardized testing in the admission process for graduate schools.  Individual programs will still be allowed to opt-in to requiring the GRE as part of the admissions process.  “Really look at standardized testing," UNC senior Kristina Vaher said. "You just learn how to take the test, you learn how they want you to answer certain questions on the test. You’re not really increasing your ability to learn in any other aspect." 

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