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Natalie Varma


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Counsel fees add to UNC System losses in the Silent Sam settlements

The UNC System lost money on multiple fronts in the Silent Sam settlements. Even after the $2.5 million settlement with the North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans was overturned, money from the "Monument Trust" was still used to pay University counsel, according to invoices from the firm Womble Bond Dickinson provided to The Daily Tar Heel. Invoices obtained by the DTH show that the UNC System paid over $243,338.14 to counsel for “professional services rendered” on the settlements — $119,753.14 through Nov. 30, 2019 and $123,585 as late as July 31, 2020.

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UNC launches new mental health initiative called 'Heels Care Network'

On Feb. 9, UNC launched the Heels Care Network, a collection of university-wide mental health resources for students, staff, faculty and other members of the campus community. “We realize there is no single solution here, but this is an important step forward,” Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz said in an email. “We are committed to continuing this work until everyone in our community knows they are never alone.”  

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University campus centers form the UNC Alliance, call for student grant proposals

Four cultural centers — the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, the Asian American Center, the Carolina Latinx Center and the American Indian Center — have come together in a new partnership. Called the UNC Alliance, the partnership is for the centers to collaborate to examine crucial issues of equity and justice. “We have a very big vision,” Krupal Amin, associate director of the AAC, said.

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