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Members of the Carolina Black Caucus stand outside of the Carolina Inn to protest the UNC decision to deny tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones on Thursday May 20, 2021 before the UNC Board of Trustees meeting.

UNC and Chapel Hill community members rally in support of Nikole Hannah-Jones

UNC and Chapel Hill community members gathered Thursday morning to show their support for Nikole Hannah-Jones ahead of the Board of Trustees' 9 a.m. meeting at The Carolina Inn. The rally was organized by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP and the Carolina Black Caucus in response to the BOT's choice to not take action on approving a tenured position for Hannah-Jones at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media.

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The UNC Heelgram club makes cards and sends them to people with disabilities. Photo courtesy of Reagan Fleeher.

UNC Heel-Gram: Sending love one letter at a time

MacKenzie Maddox is a co-founder of the HeelGram club. She has an extended family member who regularly received letters from his community over quarantine. Seeing how much he enjoyed them, she was inspired to bring that dynamic to UNC. “Writing and receiving the letters has been therapeutic for our volunteer letter writers, especially since it provides a break from schoolwork,” she said. “It's just as rewarding for me as those with whom we communicate.”

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Dr. Deborah Stroman, a UNC professor, was named the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Woman of the Year. Photo courtesy of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP.

Deborah Stroman named the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP 2021 Woman of the Year

Deborah Stroman, who is a professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, the treasurer of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch of the NAACP and a social justice trailblazer, was selected as the branch's 2021 Woman of the Year. "I felt very blessed, very honored," Stroman said. "Not of my accomplishments, but to receive it from an organization that has been working tirelessly to make a difference."

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Owen Scrudders, Madison McClellan, Markus Haig, and Kevin Barth pose for a photo at their commencement ceremony in Chapel Hill on Saturday May 15, 2021. Photo courtesy of Civitella Witzke.

UNC celebrates class of 2021 with in-person Commencement ceremonies

Dr. Anthony Fauci and Kizzmekia Corbett spoke at the 2021 Commencement ceremonies, marking the end of an abnormal year for the graduating class. Senior Madison McClellan still felt that graduation was a good experience. “It was still a great ceremony because our family and people we have worked with throughout the years were together,” McClellan said.

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Jason Hu, a senior computer science and statistics double major and member of the UNC Rocket League Club poses in front of his computer on Wednesday May 19, 2021.

UNC Rocket League Club connects students through gaming

UNC senior Will Lancaster said he encourages everyone interested in the game to join the club.  “Being a member is a lot of fun,” he said. “It's something you wouldn't exactly expect from joining a mostly online group, but the people of the club have really been able to bond over a common game that we all play.” 

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