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Wednesday July 28th

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Protestors gather outside the Peace and Justice Plaza on Friday, June 5, 2020 to protest against police brutality after the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other Black Americans.

Carrboro's new Community Safety Task Force aims to offer policing alternatives

The Town of Carrboro announced its plans to create a Community Safety Task Force, which will explore alternatives to public and community safety beyond traditional policing. Council member Susan Romaine said these alternatives to traditional policing could include non-violence and de-escalation training, domestic violence intervention and prevention, youth programs and an on-call crisis response team.

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Faculty chairperson, SBP highlight larger issues amid Hannah-Jones tenure case

Chairperson of the Faculty Mimi Chapman wrote a letter, which she posted on Twitter Sunday, urging members of the UNC community to speak out as the Board of Trustees remains silent about the Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure situation. This comes after Student Body President Lamar Richards wrote an open letter to the UNC community Thursday encouraging prospective students and staff from marginalized communities to look elsewhere.

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Ryan Tezzi and Mason Atwell, members of the UNC Bass Fishing Team pose with their prize at the 2021 U.S. Boat Collegiate Bass Championship at Lake Murray, SC. Photo courtesy of Mason Atwell.

All about that bass: UNC Bass Fishing Club nets a quality finish in championship

The UNC Bass Fishing Club may not have the notoriety that some of the higher-level programs at UNC do, but its drive to succeed is no different than any other athlete, regardless of the sport. “Throwing on the UNC jersey is definitely something that feels awesome to do and that’s definitely a big motivator for us being out there and representing our school,” incoming president Mason Atwell said. “We’re out there putting on that jersey and our hearts are racing just as hard as the basketball or the football players would when they’re ready for tipoff or ready for kickoff.”

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Orange County Commissioner Mark Dorosin pictured in his office on Tuesday.

Orange County Commissioner Mark Dorosin to step down; Penny Rich considering role

Dorosin was reelected to the BOCC in November after beating Rich in the primary by a seven-vote margin. Rich said she is considering a run particularly because of her leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’ll certainly put my name in because there were 12,400 people that voted for me, and I think it would be a letdown to those people who supported me to not put my name forward,” Rich said.

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Sara Daavettila (left) and Erin Matson (right) have both won the 2021 Honda Sport Award for their respective sports, tennis and field hockey.

UNC boasts at least two Honda Sport Award winners in Matson and Daavettila

For just the fourth time in the school’s history, North Carolina will be represented by at least two athletes as recipients of the Honda Sport Award. On Thursday, fifth-year senior Sara Daavettila was announced as this year’s recipient of the Honda Sport Award for Tennis, joining fellow Tar Heel Erin Matson, who was named the winner of the field hockey award on June 2.

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Baptist Knaven, head chef of Mosaic Cafe and Bistro, poses for a portrait. Photo courtesy of Brian Cansler. 

Former fine dining restaurant Provence to reopen as Mosaic Café & Bistro in Carrboro

Provence of Carrboro is reopening as Mosaic Café & Bistro, a change helmed by chef and owner Baptist Knaven. “We’ve always loved Provence and the French fine dining concept, but we realized it was not the right restaurant for the community,” General Manager Brian Cansler said. “We wanted to do something that was more local, sustainable and affordable for the people in our community.”

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Some of the Black Pioneers and their spouses meet for lunch at Mama Dip’s in early 2020. Photo courtesy of Walter A. Jackson.

Members of UNC Black Pioneers release statement calling for BOT to grant Hannah-Jones tenure

Twenty-one members of the UNC Black Pioneers — an organization of Black alumni who graduated between 1952 and 1972 — released a statement on Wednesday regarding the Board of Trustees' non-action on the tenure of Nikole Hannah-Jones. “The undersigned members of the UNC Black Pioneers, fully support the joint statement of support for tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones issued by the Carolina Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists at UNC,” the statement read.

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Kevin Welch (first-year medical student),  Darshana Panda (first-year medical student), and Ainesh Jain (Business Administration/Pre-Med '23) work at the check-in desk for the SHAC Medical Clinic on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

Student Health Action Coalition provides accessible health care to the UNC community

Student Health Action Coalition, also known as SHAC, is the first student-run free clinic in the nation and is devoted to providing the UNC community with accessible and high-quality health care. SHAC is an interdisciplinary team made up of medical students, pharmacy students, nursing students and public health undergraduates. The team works together to serve patients in the general Chapel Hill-Carrboro area. 

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