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Wednesday February 1st

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Residents sue Bellevue Mill Apartments over claims of illness from mold

Margaret Christina and Jody Boyce have brought a lawsuit against Bellevue Mill Apartments in Hillsborough — and the property group managing it — over what they claim are health issues caused by mold found in their residence. ML Property Group, which now manages the apartment complex, denied the claims made toward themselves and Bellevue Mill Apartments in an email statement.  “The health and living conditions of our residents are our top concerns, and we are confident that the property complies with all applicable environmental and public health standards,” they said.

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An empty classroom in Carolina Hall prepares for the return of in-person classes on Monday, Feb. 8, 2022.

Editorial: It's time to weed out weed-out classes

"Weed-out classes are introductory-level courses, typically in STEM, defined by an intensity and rigor that only allows its most high-performing students to progress. They are the infamous GPA tankers, unskippable pre-requisites and barriers to entry for a wide range of higher-level courses."

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El DTH reevalúa su uso de 'Latinx'

"Este mes, voy a contactar a líderes en la comunidad de UNC y en la comunidad de Chapel Hill y Carrboro que la rodea para escucharlos y discutir maneras en cuales podemos adecuadamente representar a nuestras audiencias de raíces latinoamericanas a través de nuestra cobertura."

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The Daily Tar Heel reevaluates its use of "Latinx"

"Over the course of the next month, I will be reaching out to leaders in both the UNC community and the greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro community around the use of the term 'Latinx' to hear their thoughts and discuss ways to properly represent those from a Hispanic or Latin American background through our coverage."

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The Old Well is pictured on Oct. 10, 2022.

UNC faces federal complaints for allegedly discriminating against white students

Two complaints against a total of seven identity-based programs associated with UNC were filed with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.  The complaints were against programs that encourage participation of certain demographics — primarily women and BIPOC students — alleging the programs were in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

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UNC's provost, Chris Clemmons, speaks at the beginning of Friday's Faculty Council meeting on Sept. 9, 2022 in Karr Hall.

FEC discusses mental health, accessibility in its first meeting of 2023

As the University returns to campus for the spring semester, the Faculty Executive Committee discussed the assessment of well-being days, a rise in demand for accessibility services and University Communications.  Members also touched upon the authenticity of the campus publication The Well as well as the University's dependence on coal at their Monday meeting.

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Charlie Farris, the new owner of Al's Burger Shack, poses with his family outside of the restaurant on Sunday, Jan. 8 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Al's Burger Shack changes hands, UNC graduates serve as new owners

Charlie Farris and Jason Kesler, franchise owners of Jersey Mike’s Subs and 2004 UNC graduates, purchased Chapel Hill’s Al’s Burger Shack in December from Al Bowers, the founder and former owner of the popular joint.  Farris said they have no plans to change the name or ingredients, and they want customers to keep coming for the burgers they have grown to love since Al’s first opened in 2013. Although the restaurant remains popular among the Chapel Hill community, it has been the subject of scrutiny. The acquisition follows 2020 allegations of sexual harassment against Bowers, according to Chapelboro.

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