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Elizabeth Egan


University

'No body or mind left behind': The 32-hour fight for accessibility at UNC

On Feb. 26 2022, the elevator in Koury Residence Hall stopped working. This left Eleanor Bolton and Laura Saavedra Forero, UNC students who use wheelchairs, stuck in the hall for 32 hours.  On Thursday, Campus Y Co-Presidents Saavedra Forrero and Megan Murphy sat out on the steps of South Building for 32 hours to protest for a more accessible campus and community.  “And so, at the end of the day, despite how long it takes and how stressful it can be — at least for me  — direct action is really a way for me to channel all of my energy, and the complexity, and frustration and anger into something tangible and hope for change,” Saavedra Forrero said. 

News

FAQs: abortion access and reproductive health care

Since the United States Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, North Carolina is one of the few Southern states where abortion is still legal, allowing abortions for up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. The Daily Tar Heel has compiled a list of frequently asked questions about abortion, contraception and other aspects of reproductive health care.

University

UNC announces updated COVID-19 policies for fall semester return

UNC announced updated COVID-19 policies for the fall 2022 semester in a campus-wide email Friday. The University will not have any testing requirements for asymptomatic individuals on campus and will no longer provide voluntary asymptomatic testing.  Students who test positive for COVID and are living in residence halls can isolate at home or in their residence hall room. The University is not requiring vaccine attestation or re-entry testing, but both are encouraged. 

Opinion

Office DJ: Songs to hold onto

"What brings me the most comfort amid the fast pace of life is music. I have always heavily associated songs with specific moments and people in my life, and when I listen to them again I am reminded that no matter how much time has passed, I will still carry those memories with me."

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