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Wednesday July 28th

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UNC senior and former student intern for U.S. PIRG, Hannah Elkins, wrote the USPIRG op-ed.

Op-ed: The Power of Pell and Senator Richard Burr’s Opportunity

"By advocating to double Pell, Senator Richard Burr can invest in the future: current and prospective low and middle-income students who depend on financial aid to enroll in higher education would be able to do so without being a burden to their families. Additionally, more students could obtain college degrees and have a chance at financial mobility with much less debt."

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The Library sits on Franklin Street on Wednesday June 23, 2021.

The Library closes on Franklin Street to make room for national brand

The Library, a bar and club on Franklin Street, was denied a lease renewal and announced it will be closing after 18 years in order to make space for a national brand. "It is very difficult to own a business on Franklin Street," owner AJ Tama said. "It's very hard to maintain a high overhead and high rental rate. All these people who've had their businesses close, it's disappointing."

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A sign sits at the demonstration in support of Nikole Hannah-Jones organized by the UNC Black Student Movement on June 25, 2021 at Polk Place.

UNC Black Student Movement holds a demonstration in support of Nikole Hannah-Jones

On Friday, UNC's Black Student Movement held a protest outside of Wilson Library in support of Nikole Hannah-Jones. UNC Student Body President Lamar Richards spoke at the event. Richards said he supported the demonstration and was displeased with the decision not to grant Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure. "They say Trustees aren't supposed to talk, aren't supposed to speak out," he said. "But I was elected by a population of 30,000 students to represent them, and I'm going to do that."

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Patricia Parker is Chair of the Department of Communication at UNC. Photo courtesy of Kristen Chavez, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Patricia Parker to become first Black woman director at IAH

On July 1, Patricia Parker will enter her role as the director of the Institute of the Arts and Humanities. Parker will be the first Black woman to enter this role. Parker said she is looking forward to the ways that she can serve the UNC community.  "I just see it as a distinct honor for me to lead the IAH at this time at this critical time in our nation's history," said Parker. "And I don't take that responsibility lightly."

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The Achordants performed three upbeat numbers.

UNC a cappella groups reflect on building community during COVID-19 and look ahead

UNC a cappella groups reflect on operating during a pandemic, and look ahead to in-person events next year.  President of UNC Cadence, Yolanda Simpson, said she was disappointed that her group was unable to collaborate with other UNC a cappella groups during the pandemic. She said the interpersonal connections between a cappella groups come from collaborating and having events together. 

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UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham speaks at the Rammys. Photo taken by Jeffrey A. Camarati and courtesy of UNC Athletic Communications.

Bubba Cunningham prepares for "new era" as Supreme Court rules against NCAA

All nine justices sided with Shawne Alston, the lead plaintiff in the case and a former football player at the University of West Virginia, who argued that the NCAA's caps on education-related benefits violated federal antitrust laws. What makes this case particularly compelling, though, is that it could open the door for challenges to the NCAA rule that prohibits college athletes from being paid.

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