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The UNC Employee Forum celebrating its 30th-anniversary event at the Carolina Club on Oct. 11, 2022. Photo Courtesy of the Employee Forum.

‘A giant elephant in the room’: Employee Forum's Dobbs proclamation absent from University coverage

Following the Supreme Court of the United States' leak of the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade last May, members of the UNC Employee Forum started working on Proclamation 22-01 to address the situation. The proclamation advocates for employees that could be affected by abortion legislation changes, but members of the forum say that the University did not include this within The Well's typical meeting coverage. 

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Over 60 UNC campus buildings test positive for lead

Lead has been detected in at least one fixture of 61 buildings on UNC’s campus, as of data released November 15. Avery Residence Hall and the building that houses Campus Health join 18 other buildings in having at least one fixture that tested above the Environmental Protection Agency’s threshold of 15 parts per billion (ppb), requiring water systems to take remedial action.

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UNC senior Megan Murphy and sophomore Laura Saavedra Forero, the co-presidents of the Campus Y, pose in front of the Campus Y building on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022.

'Collective dreaming:' Campus Y leaders reflect on leadership and activism

The Campus Y has been a home for student activists at UNC since the 1860s. Today, approximately 30 student-run committees dedicated to various aspects of social justice operate out of the Y. Current Co-presidents Laura Saavedro Forero and Megan Murphy have emphasized campus accessibility, support of local workers and student-led mutual aid.   "I think people feel more so like humans and individuals and friends, before feeling like organizers and activists and all of that, which was definitely a goal of ours," Saavedra Forero said. 

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Marissa Carmi, president of the First Nations Grad Circle, poses in the Coker Arboretum in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. The First Nations Graduate Circle provides mentoring and advocacy for American Indians aross campus.

'An opportunity to celebrate with others': American Indian Heritage Month at UNC

Throughout November, campus organizations are celebrating American Indian Heritage Month. On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Carolina Indian Circle will host their annual Culture Show in the Student Union’s Great Hall.  “We celebrate being Indigenous people every day, but the month of November gives us an opportunity to celebrate with others,” Zianne Richardson, president of the Carolina Indian Circle and a member of the Haliwa Saponi Tribe, said.

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