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Tuesday December 6th

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The Carolina Latinx Center is set to kickoff Latinx Heritage Month,  photographed on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022.

The Carolina Latinx Center kicks off Latinx Heritage Month this Thursday

Sept. 15 marks the beginning of Latinx Heritage Month and the Carolina Latinx Center is ringing it in with a kick off in The Pit, where there will be student organizations, University departments, music and food.  Throughout the month, the CLC will also host a number of events, including a dinner at the Top of Lenoir, which broke out into a conga line last year, a keynote address by Laurie Hernandez, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics, and a Carnaval on Oct. 15. 

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Sones de México Ensemble, pictured, will be hosting the Sones de México Ensemble Concert & Workshop at the Stone Center on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.
Photo Courtesy of Juan Dies and Photo by Henry Fajardo.

Sones de México to bring ensemble to UNC's campus this Friday

From performances in Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, Grammy nominations and their ability to collectively play 80 musical instruments, the Sones de México Ensemble is no amateur group. And soon, they will be bringing their talent to Chapel Hill. Sones de México will be coming to UNC on September 9 to host a workshop and concert in the The Sonja Haynes Stone Center. 

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Hamilton Hall, one of the buildings on UNC's campus that is currently undergoing maintenance, pictured on Thursday, August 25, 2022.

"A violation of civil rights": UNC maintenance backlog highlights lack of campus accessibility

UNC’s deferred maintenance backlog has reached over $988 million — of which nearly $42 million allocated for elevators and lifts is awaiting funding — according to the Facilities Condition Assessment Program.  “This campus is not at all accessible, or equitable for the things that I can access compared to able-bodied peers of mine,” Sophomore Eleanor Bolton said. “A lot of things that are definitely in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act are ignored for years and years.”

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DTH Photo Illustration. The growing economic instability has affected higher education mobility.

Editorial: The recession is disproportionately hurting students

"The advice offered to students is the same advice they’ve heard for years: 'Learn how to stretch a dollar, spend a little less and make a little more, and make sure to have a budget.' While this advice is helpful, with the current economy, and the outrageous cost of higher education, these efforts have started to go in vain," the Editorial Board writes. " All this said, the only way to get through higher education for most people these days is by borrowing money."

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Christian C. Lentz at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday, Aug. 29th, 2022.

Carolina Asia Center awarded $900,000 grant to develop Southeast Asian studies minor

This summer, the Carolina Asia Center received a $900,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. With this grant, the University plans to develop a Southeast Asian studies minor, to expand its Vietnamese language instruction and to spread the study of Southeast Asia to other campuses. “Luce has long been a supporter of Asian studies more generally, but they also know that Southeast Asian studies tend to be a bit overlooked by way of comparison with East Asia, especially China, but also Korea and Japan,” Christian Lentz, an associate professor of geography at UNC, said.

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The UNC Naval Armory, home to 130 ROTC students, pictured on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022.

'We will fight till the very end': NROTC defends the Naval Armory

UNC is planning to tear down the Naval Armory on campus to make room for a new Institute for Convergent Science, according to a campus plan released in 2019.  Many NROTC alumni and students, however, are speaking out against the University’s plan, citing the historical significance of the building and the comradery it allows students. 

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John Caldwell, current music ensemble teacher, teaches students at Hill Hall on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022.

‘It teaches you how to just vibe’: UNC’s Indonesian music ensemble

UNC's Nyai Saraswati Gamelan is an Indonesian musical ensemble that features melodies of male and female voices alongside dozens of unique instruments, ranging from metallophones to wooden xylophones. The instruments have been housed at the University for over 20 years since their three-month journey across the ocean from Central Java, a province of Indonesia, to Chapel Hill in December 2000. “I think it's important to UNC, because especially when it comes to music programs, they're really centered in Western art music, which is the 1600s, the 1800s, white male dominated and basically just in the United States,” said UNC music major Jaidan Pearce-Cameron.

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