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A year in review: reflecting on the old and the new

2022 brought both old and new to the UNC and greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. History repeated itself through championship runs and midterm elections, while the lifting of COVID restrictions saw UNC students return to the classroom without a mask requirement for the first time since the spring of 2020.  The Daily Tar Heel has put together a collection of the biggest stories from throughout the year for our audience. 

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DTH Photo Illustration depicting a person handing over 15 file folders.

Breaking down the lawsuits involving UNC in 2022

The University and its affiliated bodies faced several major lawsuits over the course of this year.  There have been no settlements or final rulings in cases involving affirmative action, alleged discrimination in the Kenan-Flagler Business School and unused fees during the pandemic, but a settlement was reached between the University and Nikole Hannah-Jones. 

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Chapel Hill Bible Church is pictured on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. The church faces allegations of abuse.

Chapel Hill Bible Church leaders face allegations, investigations over abusive behavior

Over the last few years, over 200 people have left Chapel Hill Bible Church due to concerns over sexism, racism and emotional abuse by leaders in the church.  Three separate investigations have taken place regarding the alleged dysfunction since 2020. A 64-page report with recommendations was released by the Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE) to church leadership in early November. Instead of releasing it to the congregation per GRACE’s recommendation, only church elders and deacons were allowed to read it.

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McClinton Residence Hall is pictured on May 17, 2022. Formerly Carr Hall, the building's new name honors Hortense McClinton, the first Black professor hired at UNC.

'No formal timetable': Building renaming process still underway

In April of 2021, the University Commission on History, Race and a Way Forward submitted its recommendation letter for the renaming of 10 buildings. The next group in the process, the Chancellor’s Committee to Review History and Race Commission Resolution, recently submitted its recommendations to Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz for the building renaming.

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The Every Child NC rally at Halifax Mall in Raleigh on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, ahead of the Leandro v. State of North Carolina hearing.

The Leandro case: A summary of the ongoing debate about educational funding

This November, after decades of debate over the adequacy and funding of North Carolina’s public school system, the N.C. Supreme Court ruled that hundreds of millions of dollars will be allocated for public schools. The decision in Hoke County Board of Education v. State of North Carolina is the latest development to an adjacent case from 1997, Leandro v. State of North Carolina — also known as "Leandro I." 

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