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Liza Smith


Students and community members protest Georgia RICO charges, 'Cop City' facility

UNC students and surrounding community members gathered at the Bell Tower on Sunday afternoon to protest the construction of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center, commonly known as “Cop City,” and the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The group also protested the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization charges against over 60 people, including UNC law student Jamie Marsicano.


'It's never too late': non-traditional students reflect on their UNC experiences

The undergraduate college experience is often thought of as a transitional time into adulthood, but the undergraduate experience is not limited to those 18 to 22 years old.  Adriana Cook, a senior at UNC, enrolled when she was 59 years old. Last September, she celebrated 14 years of sobriety and overcoming addiction — a feat that started her on the path to higher education.   “I couldn’t see that what I was doing was ruining my life at that time,” she said. “I think it’s important for younger students to maybe think about postponing college for a little bit — a year or two — to get some life experience and gain a better appreciation of school when they come back."


UNC program will study climate change in Ecuador, receives grant

This summer, four UNC undergraduate students will travel to Ecuador alongside Diego Riveros-Iregui, a professor of geography and co-director of the Center for Galapagos Studies, to conduct climate research in the Páramo, a region of the Andes Mountains.  These students will pair up with other students from Universidad San Francisco de Quito to analyze the findings.  

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