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Tuesday October 19th

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"It's been that way since the very beginning," says Geeta Kapur of the systemic racism at UNC. Kapur poses for a portrait at the Old Well with her new book, “To Drink from the Well: The Struggle for Racial Equality at the Nation’s Oldest University," on Tuesday, Sep 7., 2021.

To Drink from the Well: UNC alumna writes book on University history and systemic racism

Written by civil rights lawyer and UNC alumna Geeta N. Kapur, "To Drink from the Well: The Struggle for Racial Equality at the Nation’s Oldest Public University" is scheduled to release for Sept. 21. The book is a product of 11 years of research and is the first to provide a comprehensive look at the University's history of systemic racism from 1776.  Kapur discussed the book at an event at Flyleaf Books on Sept. 2. 

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Sisters Eva and Jasmina Smolenaar are sharing one semester competing for the Tar Heels on the field hockey team. They are pictured in Karen Shelton Stadium on Sept. 8.

Dutch sisters Eva and Jasmina Smolenaars reunite for a semester with UNC field hockey

When Eva Smolenaars left the Netherlands to join the UNC field hockey team five years ago, a sense of homesickness swept over her.  But now, her sister Jasmina has joined the 2021 roster, reuniting the two sisters for the fall semester.   Already, the two have played a combined 402 minutes in their four games.  After college, both sisters hope to return to the Netherlands for further education and play for a pro-league.

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Kanye West is seen at "DONDA by Kanye West" listening event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 22, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo Courtesy of Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal Music Group.

Column: "Donda" delivers ... sort of

"But with missed release dates, the Marilyn Manson and DaBaby association and the general hysteria that surrounds a Kanye release, is it selfish to expect more? If it’s an album coming from the man who made Late Registration, Yeezus, and 808s & Heartbreak, the answer is no. But will I still listen?  Of course. It’s Kanye."

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