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Members of the Brazilian Student Association (BRASA) at UNC pose at a meeting. Photo courtesy of Francesca Del Posso.

'A really cruel move': International students express concern over ICE visa restrictions

On July 6, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced changes to temporary exemptions for students on F-1 and M-1 visas taking online classes in the fall because of the pandemic. Under the exemptions, students who are taking an entirely remote course load are not allowed to remain in the country, and if they do not leave or take measures like transferring to another school with in-person classes, they face potential deportation. 

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The Alamance County Confederate Monument in Graham, NC is surrounded by road barricades and signs. Photo courtesy of Colin Dodd.

Judge temporarily blocks Graham, N.C. ordinance limiting protests, requiring permits

“The county is prohibiting people from occupying that space when it is just as fundamental a public forum as ever could exist,” said Elizabeth Haddix, managing attorney at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. “This is where our country is having the discussion about white supremacy — at these Confederate monument sites.”  

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Junior receiver Greg Little (8) recorded 265 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. Photo by Margaret Cheatham Williams from the DTH Archives.

Austin, Sturdivant, Little: A look at UNC football's last top 10 class

With the marquee signing of five-star cornerback Tony Grimes on June 30, North Carolina’s football recruiting class of 2021 is now slated No. 3 in the nation, according to 247Sports. The last time the Tar Heels recruited a top 10 class was in 2007, the first recruiting class to come in under then-head coach Butch Davis.

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DTH Photo Illustration. A student sits at a desk on March 16, 2020. UNC students and professors are preparing for online instruction.

Op-ed: Five reasons why we all should reject in-person instruction

While UNC’s administration paints all-online instruction as a radical and unrealistic measure, here are five reasons why I, a UNC graduate student worker, think this is in fact a more-than-reasonable, actually necessary, option. 

7/7/2020 9:50pm

Hamilton Hall, home to many Social Justice classes, pictured on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

UNC professor accused of ignoring students of color's concerns over role-playing class

A UNC sociology professor is under fire for the use of role-playing pedagogy in his classroom after a student went public with allegations that he created an unsafe learning environment for students of color within his Social and Economic Justice class last semester.  The student also said she felt her issues with the class were at times “blatantly ignored and unaddressed” and that the professor didn’t initiate conversations regarding her and other students’ concerns about how the class addressed issues of race.

7/7/2020 5:47pm

Branch of Chase Bank located on West Franklin St. in Downtown Chapel Hill

We looked into the COVID-19 relief loan data for Chapel Hill and Carrboro

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was funded by the CARES Act relief package in March of this year. The program provides loans to qualifying businesses to cover up to two months of payroll expenses. Applications were reopened on Monday, and the new deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan is August 8.

7/6/2020 10:21pm

Students walk through Polk Place, or the quad, past Wilson Library on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Information about class delivery becomes available; students voice concerns

Although Carolina Together states that the mode of instruction for fall classes is officially available to view starting July 1, students could check ConnectCarolina as early as June 29 for whether their classes were designated as face-to-face/hybrid, hyflex (both in person and remote), remote and recitation or remote only. Some students returning in the fall expressed mixed emotions about the possibility of coming back to campus, concerned about the coronavirus and a lack of transparency around how the University will enforce public health guidelines.