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Tuesday June 6th

Community Members Attend Inaugural Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Events

DTH Photo Illustration. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services launched the Take Pride Now campaign in May.

NCDHHS launches Take Pride Now campaign to prevent spread of mpox

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services launched the Take Pride Now campaign on May 22 to prevent sexually transmitted infections, specifically mpox. Mpox was previously called monkeypox, but the World Health Organization recommended the new name due to stigmatizing language reportedly being used to describe the disease.

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The Old Well on Thursday, April 27, 2023.

Upcoming Old Well accessibility renovations to be finished before fall FDOC

Construction will begin on May 30 for renovations to improve accessibility to the Old Well. Changes include a permanent ramp and lowered fountain. “By making our academic symbol of the University accessible, it's showing that we are embracing all abilities, all students and that we want them at our campus,” Jennifer Diliberto, a clinical associate professor at the School of Education, said.

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Gov. Roy Cooper is pictured speaking in Chapel Hill on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019.

'A slap in the face': Gov. Cooper declares a state of emergency for public education

Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for public education in a special address on May 22.  In his speech, he said legislation introduced — including the budget passed by the Senate — by the Republican supermajority in the NCGA would cripple public education.  The budget passed by the Senate on May 18 allocated $23.2 billion over the next two years towards K-12 education. Gov. Cooper’s proposed budget allocated $27.7 billion.

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Members of the UNC Workers Union gather in front of the Carolina Inn for a rally on May 17, 2023.

'UNC Works Because We Do': Graduate students rally for collective bargaining

On Wednesday, May 17, supporters of The Workers Union at UNC participated in a rally during a Board of Trustees meeting. Their demands include the repeal of North Carolina General Statute § 95-98, or the collective bargaining ban, which is currently being addressed in the N.C. General Assembly and makes it illegal for employers to enter collective bargaining agreements with employees.

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