The Daily Tar Heel

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Friday June 24th


The back entrance to South Building is pictured through the Old Well on Oct. 17, 2021. 

Editorial: Alleged interference in hiring endangers community trust in UNC

"After decades of unadulterated racism, violence and controversy across campus, hiring a new executive leader under the influence of a polarized political climate is a disservice — not only to the UNC community, but higher education across the board. Transparency about hiring decisions is only the first step in preserving universities as trusted institutions by all communities."

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DTH Photo Illustration. The UNC Climate Action Plan was originally published in 2009 and pledged to make UNC carbon neutral by 2050.

Column: The biggest science headlines of 2021

"Although these just scratch the surface of scientific discoveries over the past year, they are just proof that science prevails in times of funding losses, restrictions on travel and office work and through a pandemic. If this year was any indicator, 2022 looks bright."

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Squirrels explore a cow statue on UNC’s campus on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. UNC’s squirrels are more brave and curious than other squirrels because they’re accustomed to people.

Column: What I'll miss about UNC over winter break

"Maybe it’s a specific flower you pass on the way to your 10:10 am. Maybe it’s that guy you always find yourself walking at an uncomfortably similar pace with who has never been seen without his striped green beanie on. But for me, this list is what I’ll think of when I miss campus the most."

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Japanese Breakfast performs Sept. 11, 2021, during Shadow of the City on the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo courtesy of Matt Smith/TNS.

Editorial: The best albums of 2021

"A year marked by the rise of Olivia Rodrigo, the lackadaisical return of Lorde, the unwavering reign of Taylor Swift and the refusal by Rihanna to get into a studio, 2021 was an interesting year for music. Though it was mostly lackluster, here are our eleven favorite albums released this year – in no particular order."

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Op-ed: Bright Horizons takeover of University daycare ignores community voices

"We are heartbroken and disappointed that the qualities that made the University Day Care Center so exceptional are now likely to be subsumed by corporate, top-down standardization and that UNC administrators have chosen to risk the reputation of the Center as a leader in innovative, high-quality and community-driven early childhood education. We urge University and UNC Health leadership to recommit to prioritizing the voices of its families with young children and to transparent decision making."

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