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Tuesday May 24th

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Senior human development and family studies major Trang Le signs her name at the top of the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

'Don't take anything for granted': UNC seniors leave their signatures at Bell Tower

On Wednesday, UNC seniors wrapped around the lawn of the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower to sign their names on the inside wall, which has been a tradition at the University since 2003. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, UNC seniors wrapped around the lawn of the Bell Tower to sign their names on the inside wall, which has been a tradition at the University since 2003. The climb is 128 steps. “It's definitely something that I've looked forward to, and now that I've been able to do it, it's kind of a cap on my career here," senior Cade Darnell said.

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Research shows significant inequities in UNC faculty salaries

There are significant racial and gender-based inequities within faculty salaries at the University, recent research shows. The research was based on data from previous studies and was led by Misha Becker, a UNC professor and chairperson of the linguistics department. She presented the work at recent Faculty Council and Faculty Executive Committee meetings. “You have to realize that the situation is bad when a faculty committee has to point this out in a public space,” Deb Aikat, journalism associate professor, said. “I mean this is terrible.”

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The Unsung Founders Memorial is located in McCorkle Place and was built to commemorate the enslaved men and women and their descendants who built the University.

History commission talks University land acknowledgment

The University Commission on History, Race and a Way Forward was founded in 2019 to engage and teach the University’s history with race.  At their Monday meeting, commission members discussed the UNC Land Acknowledgment, the Barbee Cemetery ground-penetrating radar survey and the Universities Studying Slavery Spring 2022 Symposium.

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Local artist Artie Barksdale works on a mural located on 108 Henderson St. for the upcoming Hip Hop South Festival on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The festival takes place on April 22 and April 23 in venues around Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

'Considering the hip-hop South': Professors bring Southern hip-hop festival to Chapel Hill

Starting April 22, the festival will include two nights of live music at several venues including Cat’s Cradle. In addition, there will be a virtual lecture on sneaker culture, an exhibition of hip-hop scholarship and a public mural. “When you think about chronicling the South, I don’t think you can do that without considering the hip-hop South,” Christopher Massenburg (also known as Dasan Ahanu), an adjunct professor at UNC and one of the festival co-curators, said.

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