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Allie Kelly


'Grief is love lost': UNC community dedicates permanent memorial to James Cates

The James Lewis Cates Jr. memorial — an outcome of years of student and local advocacy — was officially dedicated in the Pit on Monday. Cates, 22, was a Chapel Hill resident murdered outside the Student Union in November 1970 by members of a white supremacist motorcycle gang. “In a perfect world, we would see his dreams fully realized today and would have him here as an elder to share the beauty of his life on his own,”  Student Body President Taliajah “Teddy” Vann said. “And to pour his wisdom into Black students at UNC, like members of the Northside have done for decades.”

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A guide to abortion and reproductive health care in North Carolina

The ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade gave individual states the power to set their own their own laws on abortion access, with almost half of U.S. states expected to ban or severely restrict abortion. North Carolina is one of the only Southern states where abortion is still legal — for up to 20-weeks of pregnancy.  Here's a breakdown of abortion and reproductive health care resources in the state.

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'It's important they understand:' Leaders in Silent Sam reversal aim to educate next generation

This fall brings the first academic year that a full campus of undergraduate students will have never walked past the Silent Sam statue. Alumni and community members involved in the reversal of the $2.5 million Silent Sam settlement gathered this past week to reflect on the case.  "Even though progress might be slow, over the long term, it is possible to implement change in a system that seems so resistant to change," Walter Jackson, chairperson of UNC's Black Pioneers and a 1967 UNC alumnus, said. 

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The Campus and Community Advisory Committee meet virtually on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 to discuss COVID-19 testing and vaccination rollout plans for the upcoming semester.


Faculty Executive Meeting

The Faculty Executive Committee gathered Monday afternoon to consider complexities in leadership, debates over the spring “Conflict over Gaza” Conference and the concerns of student government.

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