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Brooke Elliott


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'I still feel close to home': First-year Muslim students navigate Ramadan at UNC

The UNC Muslim Students Association works year-round to support the social and religious life of Muslim students at the University. During Ramadan, which occurs from the evening of March 10 to April 9 this year, MSA focuses its efforts on a critical task — helping first-year students feel at home while observing the month of fasting, community and reflection away from home.

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'Why would they do that?': Faculty reflect on restrictions for distinguished professorships

“I always thought it was the next honor one would aspire to, to be given this kind of position, and I appreciated it very much,” Philip Gura, UNC’s William S. Newman distinguished professor of American literature and culture, said. “If that isn’t available, you’re going to go to a place like Duke or the University of Chicago, where you’ll be rewarded properly.”

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