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Who qualifies for federal student loan forgiveness at UNC?

In August, the Biden Administration announced plans to cancel up to $20,000 of student loan debt for some borrowers, including that of current college students.  Factors that determine whether or not a student qualifies for forgiveness include when they took out a loan, how much money their parents make and the type of aid they receive while in college. According to the Department of Education, even some students who paid off their federal loans previously are eligible for a refund.

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UNC’s Institute for the Study of Americas, located in the FedEx Global Education Center, pictured on Thursday, Sep. 1, 2022.

Knowing our neighbors: UNC-Duke consortium bridges Latin American community

The UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies facilities collaboration between the two campuses across disciplines.  “I think it's important for the citizens and residents in North Carolina to learn about Latin America and its history, culture, politics and economics because increasingly, Latin America is coming here,” Louis Pérez Jr., co-director of the consortium, said. 

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First-year midfielder Ryleigh Heck (12) sprints to prevent an interception from UPenn. UNC beat UPenn at home 4-0 on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022.

UNC field hockey picks up 4-0 win over Penn, maintains undefeated start to season

The numbers on the board in Karen Shelton Stadium not only reflected the outcome of UNC field hockey’s game against Penn in the ACC-Ivy League Challenge, but also the team’s undefeated record: 4-0. Not only did the Tar Heels beat three top-15 teams in their first four games in 2022, but they earned their first shutout win at home since the 2020 spring season.  “It's something that we pride ourselves on, to start off challenging ourselves,” junior midfielder Kiersten Thomassey said.

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The UNC Field Hockey penalty defenders sprint towards Princeton offense as they go for a penalty corner shot. UNC beat Princeton 4-3 on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022.

UNC field hockey earns 4-3 win over Princeton to open ACC-Ivy Challenge

As the clock ticked down in the final period, the Tar Heels earned a penalty corner and the chance to extend their lead. Ashley Sessa inserted the ball and Erin Matson scored the goal to make the score 4-2. Despite a late push by the Tigers, who capitalized on a penalty stroke goal in the final minutes of the game, Princeton couldn't overcome its deficit and erase UNC's lead. 

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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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