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Tuesday September 28th

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UNC Student Body Elections

Election Day for student body offices is Tuesday, Feb. 23. Polls are open from midnight to midnight. Visit this dashboard to read everything you need to know about the two Student Body President candidates.

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Students sit on the steps in front of South Building on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021.

UNC works to balance its budget with cuts to operating and personnel funds

UNC has announced its plans to achieve a balanced budget and resolve a deficit by the end of June 2022.  To achieve that, Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz said that the University will cut operation funds by 7.5 percent and personnel funds by 1.5 percent in both this fiscal year and the next. The implementation of these cuts is expected to begin in late February or early March, Guskiewicz said. But the details of what exactly will be cut is still unknown to the public.

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Members of the UNC Board of Governors meet on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 to discuss the tuition freeze for in-state tuition and the institution of suicide prevention efforts.

BOG discusses in-state tuition rates and suicide prevention efforts

“Our System-wide tuition freeze reinforces the board’s commitment to keep college costs low,” Chairperson Randy Ramsey said in a press release Thursday. “We are also grateful to the General Assembly for helping us reduce the financial burden on our students. Together, we will ensure people from every corner of this state can afford a world-class education.”

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Damien Stahl, 20, checks out of the Graduate Hotel on Thursday, Sept. 17th.

Students forced off campus find new opportunities in hotel living at the Graduate

In an already unprecedented semester, instead of staying in traditional dorms like Hinton James and Granville Towers, some UNC students have found themselves living in a hotel.  Over 70 UNC students have been living at the Graduate Chapel Hill, a hotel on Franklin Street that has rapidly shifted its business model to accommodate student living needs. Anne Houston Huffman, a first-year journalism student staying at the Graduate, said living there has allowed her to retain some sense of normalcy in her first-year experience, from being close to campus to having opportunities for social interaction. “When I walk through the doors, the staff always know my name,” Lauren Langley, another first-year staying at the Graduate, said. “The way I look at it, no matter where I choose to live for the next three years, I always have a home here.”

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