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Ramishah Maruf


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'I've heard all the stereotypes': Students, alumni respond to COVID-19-related racism

UNC alumni and students emphasized that racism toward Asians is not a new concept. These sentiments have always been present, they said, but now racists have an excuse to express themselves. Members of the UNC campus community have reported experiencing prejudice as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which originated in China. Students and alumni referenced the use of the term, "the Chinese Virus," as well as fear of hate crimes and discrimination. Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz responded to "incidents of racism and xenophobic animosity" with a campus-wide email on March 25. 

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Junior Reeves Moseley elected student body president in blowout victory

After midnight on Tuesday, it was announced that junior Reeves Moseley was elected student body president with about 70 percent of the vote. Moseley beat Ryan Collins, a graduate student and his only opponent, by 2,028 votes. Total voter turnout for this election was 4,170, a more than 650-vote increase from the year prior. Moseley's campaign slogan was #BridgetheDivide, and his platform included encouraging student voter mobilization and political engagement.  In addition to Moseley's victory, students voted in Tuesday's election for a referendum petitioning for a student activity fee to help finance BeAM makerspaces on campus. 

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