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Clay Morris


End of SAT subject tests, essay bring minimal changes to UNC admissions

UNC and additional universities waived their test score submission requirement for the 2021 admissions cycle due to COVID-19. With the College Board's recent announcement that it would no longer offer the optional essay on the SAT or supplemental subject tests, students applying to the University experience a modified application process that could carry on after the pandemic.

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Grad student's experience highlights parking accessibility challenges at UNC

Over the summer, graduate student Erin Day faced multiple obstacles while applying for a disabled parking permit at UNC.  After repeated requests in both 2018 and 2020, Day's path to accommodations on campus highlights the challenges in parking experienced by the University's disabled community. To Austin Tyner, a chairperson of the Disability Advocates for Carolina committee within the Campus Y, Day’s experience is an unfortunate example of the barriers that UNC students with disabilities face.

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UNC’s history department suspends graduate program admissions for fall 2021 cycle

The UNC History Department announced earlier this month that it will not take applications for graduate students for the 2021 cycle Decision comes after a culmination of years of issues with the department's funding model and the University's multi-million dollar loss due to COVID-19 UNC is not alone in its decision, other universities including Brown, NYU, Stanford, etc. have made a similar call

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