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Kennedy Rushing

City & State

UNC launches initiative to help North Carolina counties post-pandemic — all 100 of them

Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz launched the initiative Carolina Across 100 at a meeting of the Board of Trustees on March 25. Carolina Across 100 aims to extend the University’s resources to help communities deal with the anticipated challenges post-COVID-19. The ncIMPACT Initiative at the School of Government will coordinate Carolina Across 100, Dean Mike Smith said.


Venus Standard receives award for program to train Black women to become doulas

Venus Standard, assistant clinical professor in the UNC School of Medicine's department of family medicine, was awarded the C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities. She created a program that seeks to train Black women as perinatal labor support doulas.  The award "honors faculty whose proposals best embody the humanities and/or social sciences methods or approaches that directly and positively impact constituencies outside the University," according to the Office of the Provost website. 

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Derek Shepard, the study abroad advisor for Asia-Pacific and domestic programs, as virtually pictured on March 2, 2021. When students were sent back from their abroad locations due to the pandemic, "We really tried to help out as much as possible," said Shepard.

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