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Monday November 28th

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Students walk across the quad on the evening of Thursday, Oct 14, 2021. Behind them, a banner offers support following the death of two UNC students by suicide that month.

UNC becomes home to new Suicide Prevention Institute

The UNC Suicide Prevention Institute, primarily run by Dr. Patrick Sullivan and Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, is a new addition to UNC's campus that aims to reduce the prevalence of suicide in and beyond the UNC Health Care system.  The Institute comes as the result of a $25 million donation from William Starling, a UNC alumnus, and Dana Starling, who lost both of their sons to suicide. 

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DTH Photo Illustration. Graduate schools are no longer requiring the GRE- a standardized test previously used for admission.

GRE testing no longer required for all UNC graduate school admissions

UNC’s Graduate School Administrative Board recently passed a motion that will no longer require Graduate Record Exam (GRE) standardized testing in the admission process for graduate schools.  Individual programs will still be allowed to opt-in to requiring the GRE as part of the admissions process.  “Really look at standardized testing," UNC senior Kristina Vaher said. "You just learn how to take the test, you learn how they want you to answer certain questions on the test. You’re not really increasing your ability to learn in any other aspect." 

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Junior defensive back, Storm Duck (3), and sophomore linebacker, Power Echols (23), go in for the tackle in Kenen Stadium on Sept. 24, 2022, at the UNC game against Notre Dame. UNC lost 45-32.

UNC football defense approaches rock bottom in loss to Notre Dame

As the game clock dwindled down in UNC’s 45-32 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday, the Tar Heels’ defense finally reached its breaking point.  The North Carolina defense had trouble posing any type of threat, despite the Fighting Irish entering Chapel Hill with an uncharacteristic 1-2 record and an offense that ranked in the bottom 20 FBS teams in total yardage. “They just lined up and hit us right in the face,” head coach Mack Brown said. “They just kept running, kept running, and we couldn’t get them off the field.” 

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Frat Court Flea takes place on Sept. 23, 2022.

Column: The tyrannical rise of vintage markets

"In 2022, there were so many separate vintage markets (Tar Heel Market, Frat Court Flea and Franklin Street Market Fest, to name a few), that there was no way they could all stay in business. They had the exact same concept, clientele and clothes. They were each other’s greatest competition, and something had to give."

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DTH Photo Illustration. UNC hosts a variety of viewpoints on campus.

Questions remain about UNC's implementation of freedom of speech resolutions

In July, the UNC Board of Trustees passed two resolutions related to free speech on campus: one affirming viewpoint neutrality when it comes to organization funding and one adopting the Kalven Report — which supports institutional neutrality.  The Kalven Report, a 1967 document developed at the University of Chicago, outlines institutional neutrality on college campuses.  “You really want the University to be a forum for free and open discussion,” UNC BOT member Perrin Jones said. “And if you end up putting your finger on the scale, as it were, then I think it's difficult for that free and open discussion to occur.”

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A doll on display in Stone Center's Brown gallery as a part of Anike Robinson's Gris Gris Gurlz exhibition, photographed on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022.

Anike Robinson brings her exhibit 'Gris Gris Gurlz' to the Stone Center

Multimedia artist Anike Robinson will present "Gris Gris Gurlz" — her unique collection of collages, paintings, videos and dolls — in the Brown Gallery and Museum at the Sonya Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History this Thursday. The exhibition will run through the fall and closes on Dec. 10. “This is a place where I get to feel right, in many ways,” Robinson said. “I feel right with the universe, I feel centered and healthy and good. So when I'm joyous, or even when I'm having an anxiety and depression-filled day or month, (art) is the thing that helps me power through.”

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