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Thursday February 2nd

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DTH Photo Illustration. A student looks at a positive pregnancy test and a pill.

N.C. doctor files lawsuit against state, challenges restrictions on medicated abortions

Chapel Hill OB-GYN Dr. Amy Bryant filed a lawsuit in the federal district court for the Middle District of North Carolina last Wednesday that could impact abortion access across the country. Bryant's complaint challenges North Carolina's restrictions on the abortion medication mifepristone, the first of a two-pill regimen that terminates pregnancy within 10 weeks of gestation. She argues that North Carolina's restrictions on mifepristone contest regulations set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "Medication abortion is safe and effective – there’s no medical reason for politicians to interfere or restrict access to it, or for states to force doctors to comply with mandates not supported by medicine or science," Bryant said in a press release. 

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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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Broken elevators in Granville East in the process of getting fixed on are pictured on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023.

'False promises': Residents of Granville Towers face maintenance issues

This week, Granville Towers East has experienced increased maintenance issues within the building. Students say that these issues include broken elevators, HVAC unit and water functioning issues, rusting stairwell handrails and mold. In emails sent to residents, Granville Towers acknowledged recent maintenance issues and provided updates on when they would be addressed in the coming weeks. “The support group and the customer service at Granville Towers is 100 percent lacking," Charlie Fitzgerald, UNC first-year and resident of the complex, said. 

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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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