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Tuesday September 27th

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Former UNC historian Cecelia Moore, Burton Craige ('75), Walter Jackson ('67), Bill Taylor ('66), and Hugh Stevens ('65), the core conspirators behind the Silent Sam lawsuit, stand atop the area where the former Confederate Monument once sat on Friday, Sept. 16. 2022.

'It's important they understand:' Leaders in Silent Sam reversal aim to educate next generation

This fall brings the first academic year that a full campus of undergraduate students will have never walked past the Silent Sam statue. Alumni and community members involved in the reversal of the $2.5 million Silent Sam settlement gathered this past week to reflect on the case.  "Even though progress might be slow, over the long term, it is possible to implement change in a system that seems so resistant to change," Walter Jackson, chairperson of UNC's Black Pioneers and a 1967 UNC alumnus, said. 

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Banners fly on UNC's South Building on Oct. 11, 2021.

Detectable levels of lead found in drinking fountains of six campus buildings

Lead has been detected in drinking fountains in six campus buildings this month, according to emails sent to building occupants and further confirmed by a University spokesperson. The affected buildings include Hamilton, Fordham, Manning and Phillips Halls, South Building and Wilson Library. Drinking fountains in multiple buildings yielded over 25 times the detectable lead threshold set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Head coach Mack Brown walks off the field after the game versus Florida A&M at Kenan Stadium n Aug. 27. The Heels won 56-24.

Analysis: What might conference realignment mean for UNC's Olympic sports?

The potential for conference realignment, driven by increased financial benefits from football and men's basketball TV contacts, would have significant impacts for Olympic sports and local rivalries. If North Carolina chooses to leave the ACC, the program would likely reap the rewards of larger TV deals, and some players could profit from bigger NIL agreements.  Despite this, it will be the athletes who will have to deal with the potential consequences of what comes with realignment — the positive, the negative and the unknown.

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Le Ha, Toluwanimi Dapo-Adeyemo, Kezia Kennedy, and Adam Sherif, first-year students at UNC, pose for facial detection by artificial intelligence.

Editorial: Even robots need ethics training

"Bias must be eliminated from the data used in AI algorithms, beginning with a more representative group of artificial intelligence developers. Either artificial intelligence algorithms need to have corrective measures or the solutions to our growing world just got a lot more complicated."

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