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David Catalano from UNC Environmental, Health and Safety collects water samples from the Old Well to test for lead exposure on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Multiple water fountains at UNC have been found to contain unsafe levels of lead.

University begins phase two of lead testing on campus

Spencer Residence Hall, Carrington Hall and Wilson Library have all had multiple fixtures with lead levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s threshold of 15 parts per billion which requires water systems to take remedial action. George Battle, vice chancellor for institutional integrity and risk management, said that testing has been completed in over 30 buildings. Over 20 more are scheduled to be tested for lead this week. “We're taking a really aggressive approach in terms of just making sure out of an abundance of caution, we want to reassure our campus community that their health and safety is paramount for us,” Battle said. 

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The Graduate School's Department for Diversity and Student Success is hosting multiple pop-up exhbits during the fall 2022 semester. The pop-up exhibit in the Student and Academic Services Building (SASB) North is pictured on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022.

Surviving and Thriving: Pop-up exhibit narratives from graduate students of color

Earlier this year, the Graduate School’s Diversity and Student Success program hosted a summit called Surviving and Thriving: Narratives from graduate students of color. The summit touched on subjects such as how isolating it can feel as a person of color attending a predominantly white university, how to connect with others going through some of the same situations and how to prioritize mental health.                      

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Ben Gleiter and his mother Kathleen pose together ahead of Ben's 40-mile ride with the Bike Box Project and Moving Day.

UNC senior pedals to raise funds for Parkinson's research

UNC Senior Ben Gleiter is raising money for his mom, Kathleen Gleiter, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at the age of 54. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system. “I try to make an impact on not only (my mom's) life specifically but the lives of people with Parkinson's in general," Ben Gleiter said. "Because after learning first-hand, it is definitely a difficult disease, and it’s important to give people the resources they need to combat it.”

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UNC students protest the Genocide Awareness Project being displayed at Polk Place on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022.

'Guttural disgust': UNC students speak against anti-abortion group

The Genocide Awareness Project is a "mobile display" shown around the country by the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform and will be on campus until Wednesday. The center, an anti-abortion organization, has no medical accreditation.  Student activists have begun planning continuous efforts to block the view of the display, which contains graphic imagery. 

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