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Maydha Devarajan


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'A shot in the dark': N.C. vaccine rollout poses questions about ethics and priorities

Since North Carolina started its vaccine rollout in December 2020, nearly 1 million residents have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. But while the promise of a return to a pre-pandemic life has offered respite for some, it has outlined a competitive and confusing pecking order for others.   

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'Public display of division': Campus Y vandalized with anti-Semitic, racist symbols

“Every object that was stolen or defaced can be replaced; but this vandalism goes deeper than property damage,” the Campus Y stated in a response on Tuesday. “It is a disturbing public display of division. While we are deeply saddened, we stand firmly in upholding the Y’s 161-year legacy as a space for students to unite, uplift, and act.”

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International graduate assistants abroad face unemployment under new policy

A new University policy this semester mandated that graduate students needed to be physically present in the U.S. by Aug. 10 to serve as teaching or research assistants.  In an email statement, UNC Media Relations said over the past few months, the unprecedented suspension of visa services indicated that many graduate students wouldn’t be able to get visas in time for the start of the semester. Patricia A. McAnany, chairperson of the anthropology department, said her department does not have a large endowment, and determined that it was infeasible to support students outside of the country with a TA position. 

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Carrie Young, Ackland Art Museum's public programs intern, reads aloud during a live Zoom "Storytime" that was inspired by the Ackland’s current exhibition, "Yayoi Kusama: Open the Shape Called Love" on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

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