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Brianna Atkinson


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‘I know what it's like’: Rachel Goode researches eating disorders among Black women

Rachel Goode won the Society for Social Work and Research's 2023 Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award this month.  Her unique research is centered around eating disorders like binge and emotional eating, treatments for obesity and strategies for developing a healthy relationship with food.  “Because people think thin affluent white women, they’re not looking at Black women who may be in a larger body,” Goode said. “They’re assuming that ‘Oh, because they’re in a larger body, they couldn’t have an eating disorder.’” 

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Who qualifies for federal student loan forgiveness at UNC?

In August, the Biden Administration announced plans to cancel up to $20,000 of student loan debt for some borrowers, including that of current college students.  Factors that determine whether or not a student qualifies for forgiveness include when they took out a loan, how much money their parents make and the type of aid they receive while in college. According to the Department of Education, even some students who paid off their federal loans previously are eligible for a refund.

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