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Kate Carroll


A look at funding for UNC Counseling and Psychological Services

As the UNC community grappled with mental health last semester, attention turned toward the University's Counseling and Psychological Services. The University categorizes CAPS as a student service. Within the school’s budget, the operating expenses allocated to student services in the 2020 fiscal year amounted to roughly $37,208,572. CAPS accounts for around nine percent of student services expenditures, with a typical budget between $3 to 4 million per fiscal year.

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'Operating in a state of fear': Faculty petitions for 4-6 weeks of remote instruction

As cases of the COVID-19 delta variant rise, faculty and staff petition administrators to shift to temporarily remote learning. Titled “The Risks are Too High,” the open letter expresses concern surrounding the University’s lack of planning for an off-ramp option without a vaccine mandate or enforcing physical distancing on-campus. “I am appalled at the lack of planning for this semester," former sociology professor and petition signee Sherryl Kleinman said in a statement. "The delta variant clearly puts students, staff, faculty and surrounding communities at risk. With ICUs filling, people with serious illnesses that aren’t COVID-related will have trouble finding beds."  

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