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Trustees donate near $1 million to political causes, spark partisan concerns

Among the the UNC Board of Trustees' current members, there are six registered Republicans, two registered Democrats and two unaffiliated trustees. Their job responsibility is in part to promote "the sound development of its institution." However, there have been recent concerns over politics potentially playing a role in the creation of a new UNC school. Members of the UNC Board of Trustees have collectively donated roughly $717,000 to Republican political candidates, campaigns and committees, compared to roughly $137,000 to unaffiliated ones and $106,000 to Democratic ones. The Daily Tar Heel looks into how each trustee leans politically though their past donations.

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UNC continues multiple construction projects including library café

The UNC Board of Governors recently approved the allocation of University funds for the construction of a café in Davis Library.  The café will be situated on the first floor of the library, and be the first North Carolina location of Pret A Manger. Students can also expect to see the beginning of construction on a café in Davis Library, the new building at the Kenan-Flagler Business School and the partial completion of Roper Hall.

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2022 Midterms Episode 2: A post-Roe election

In this episode, City & State Editor Emmy Martin and Daily Tar Heel reporters Hannah Rosenberger, Kathryn Bragg and Maggie McIntyre discuss the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade on the upcoming midterm election. Remember, the deadline to register to vote is Oct. 14. Election Day is just four weeks away.This episode was produced by Assistant Audio Editor Reagan Allen.

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Breaking down the court cases impacting reproductive health care

The exact interpretation of abortion cases has been evolving since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, but this is the first time since then that states have been able to outright ban abortions prior to viability.  North Carolina is one of the few states in the South where abortion remains legal — but there are still restrictions on access, and questions remain about what is and is not protected.

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