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Tuesday May 18th

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UNC fifth-year pitcher and first baseman Brittany Pickett (28) prepares for a pitch during the Tar Heels' 2-1 win against Notre Dame at Anderson Stadium on March 14, 2021.

Fifth-year pitcher Brittany Pickett is a certified legend

Fifth-year pitcher Brittany Pickett is making the most of her extra year of eligibility playing for UNC Softball after being injured during her senior year.  Pickett has been the face of the North Carolina softball program in each of her five years. She has dominated both offensively and defensively, and is in the top 10 for almost every career pitching record in UNC history.

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DTH Photo Illustration. The Registrar notified seniors that they will have the option to choose the name that appears on their diploma in ConnectCarolina.

After five-year fight, UNC allows graduates to specify name on diploma

The University Registrar notified seniors that they now have the ability to specify the name that appears on their diplomas. This decision allows students, who may not go by their legal names, to display the name they identify with on their diplomas.  Assistant Provost and University Registrar Lauren DiGrazia said the goal of the decision is to increase student pride in their accomplishments. 

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