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Brianna Atkinson


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Faculty Executive Committee discusses spring return-to-campus concerns at UNC

The University has no plans to delay the spring semester as of now, Provost Bob Blouin said at a UNC Faculty Executive Committee special meeting Thursday. Any changes to spring semester operations will be announced by Jan. 3, he said. The FEC also discussed concerns about the return to campus amid the rapidly spreading omicron COVID-19 variant, masking protocols and the potential for a vaccine mandate.

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As UNC reopens in-person, students and faculty have COVID-19 safety concerns

As UNC begins the fall semester, thousands of people are returning to campus without a vaccine mandate, consistent gathering limits or physical distancing procedures.  This “return to normal” leaves some students and faculty concerned about the spread of COVID-19 on campus. Mimi Chapman, chairperson of the faculty, worries that there is not enough time for all members of the campus community to get vaccinated before UNC returns to normal operations.  UNC senior Brooks Fitts fears for his own safety as an individual with diabetes, a risk factor for severe illness from COVID-19. 

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