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Friday June 2nd

Community Members Attend Inaugural Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Events

This is a word cloud of the most common responses to the survey question "What part of your identity / perspective do you feel is not represented (in the DTH)?"

Reflecting on the results of The Daily Tar Heel's community representation survey

An anonymous survey of the greater Chapel Hill community revealed varying viewpoints regarding The Daily Tar Heel’s representation of race, sexual orientation and gender identity. The general public opinion of the paper was largely positive. However, separating respondents by race, gender and sexuality revealed disparities between subgroups for questions about representation. 

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Orange County sees highest life expectancy in North Carolina due to abundant resources

Orange County residents lead the state's average life expectancy by almost four years.  According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s 2019 U.S. health map, the average life expectancy for a North Carolina resident is 78.2 years, while the average in Orange County is 82.1.  Social determinants, such as health care access and housing, contribute to the higher life expectancy in Orange County. 

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The Compass Center, Orange County's sole provider of emergency housing for domestic violence survivors, sits on Robinson Street on Monday, April 10, 2023.

Compass Center remains Orange County's sole housing provider for domestic violence survivors

Though the Compass Center's Safe Homes, New Lives program raised over $1 million to address the lack of crisis housing in the county, they currently only have three housing units  — which, according to the Center's executive director, cannot meet all of the county's needs.    The center is still Orange County's sole provider of emergency housing for those escaping domestic violence situations.  Marilyn Jacobs Preyer, co-chairperson of the Safe Homes program's fundraising campaign, said the program's scattered housing model provides more safety and anonymity for survivors than a traditional shelter.

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A sign by Kite Realty Group assuring guests that all businesses are open despite the construction happening in the middle of the Eastgate Crossing parking lot.

Eastgate Crossing stormwater construction to complete within the next month

About a third of the parking spaces in the Eastgate Crossing shopping center in Chapel Hill are currently unusable due to construction, but work should be done within the next month. The purpose of the project is to mitigate flooding problems in the area, as the shopping center was built over a section of Booker Creek. The project began on March 1 and is expected to take between 45 to 60 days to complete.

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The South Building, which houses the Office of the Chancellor and other administrative offices, stands tall on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

'A train that's left the station': NC House approves $4 million in funding for School of Civic Life

On Thursday, the N.C. House approved millions of dollars in funding for the School of Civic Life and Leadership to be established at UNC. This financial support comes amid community concerns over a lack of faculty input and potential political motivations behind the development of the School. The Daily Tar Heel spoke to several state legislators to hear their perspectives on the new funding and School development.

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‘The University works because we do!’: A history of housekeepers organizing at UNC

Housekeepers' history of collective action at the University stretches as far back as 1930, when four men created the UNC Janitors Association. Since then, complaints have been consistent — citing unfair wages and harassment, among other grievances.  Students and workers have intermittently expressed concerns for decades. Now housekeepers are organizing again, alongside The Workers Union at UNC, a chapter of UE Local 150. 

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North Carolina Rep. Tricia Cotham (R-Mecklenburg) shakes the hand of N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland, Rutherford) at the N.C. GOP Headquarters in Raleigh, N.C., after she officially announced her change in party afflilation. Cotham was previously a Democrat until her announcement on Wednesday, April 5.

NC Rep. Tricia Cotham officially switches parties, gives no specifics on abortion

N.C. Rep. Tricia Cotham (R-Mecklenburg) held a press conference this morning at the N.C. GOP Headquarters in Raleigh with state Republican leaders to announce her official defection from the Democratic Party. Cotham's switch gives Republicans a supermajority in both houses of the N.C. General Assembly, allowing them to push through policy more easily and override any of Democratic Governor Roy Cooper's vetoes.

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UNC accreditation inquiry regarding School of Civic Life and Leadership resolved

President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Belle Wheelan sent an official accreditation inquiry letter to Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz on Feb. 15, seeking more information on decision-making process behind the School of Civic Life and Leadership. The University had 45 days to respond.  After sending the accreditation inquiry, Wheelan received her own letter on March 1 from North Carolina Republicans in Congress. “As members of the North Carolina congressional delegation, we expect accreditors not to prejudge actions of governing boards, follow normal processes, be attentive to such matters of public importance, and act in accord with federal and state law,” the letter said. 

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