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Lauren Hawkinson, president-elect of the Graduate and Professional Student Government, poses in front of the South Building in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Sunday, March 26, 2023.

Q&A: Graduate and Professional Student Government President Lauren Hawkinson

The Daily Tar Heel's Akash Bhowmik sat down with Graduate and Professional Student Government President Lauren Hawkinson to discuss her administration's platform, the issues faced by graduate and professional students at UNC and how she hopes to build connections with students and administrators across campus. "I think that the offerings that the Graduate School provides for career and professional development are wonderful for graduate students, but I think there's definitely more work that can be done in the larger campus community for graduate students in particular," Hawkinson said. "I'm excited to be a part of that group working towards finding solutions there."

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The Old Well on Thursday, April 27, 2023.

Upcoming Old Well accessibility renovations to be finished before fall FDOC

Construction will begin on May 30 for renovations to improve accessibility to the Old Well. Changes include a permanent ramp and lowered fountain. “By making our academic symbol of the University accessible, it's showing that we are embracing all abilities, all students and that we want them at our campus,” Jennifer Diliberto, a clinical associate professor at the School of Education, said.

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Gov. Roy Cooper is pictured speaking in Chapel Hill on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019.

'A slap in the face': Gov. Cooper declares a state of emergency for public education

Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for public education in a special address on May 22.  In his speech, he said legislation introduced — including the budget passed by the Senate — by the Republican supermajority in the NCGA would cripple public education.  The budget passed by the Senate on May 18 allocated $23.2 billion over the next two years towards K-12 education. Gov. Cooper’s proposed budget allocated $27.7 billion.

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