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Review: The stats are in, and Gen Z’s vibes are off

"In middle school English classes, I was forced to read a variety of anecdotal, panicky pieces about us young people and our digital technologies. The authors would lament that the young’uns these days would never learn proper grammar because they only ever write "LOL." The conclusion was always that vaguely-defined “technology” would ruin our generation, and probably cause the downfall of civilization. A new portrait of our generation has emerged in recent years. It is still gloomy, but different in a key respect: it is specific, rigorous and evidence-based."


'Free our Jamie': Protesters fight campus ban of law student charged with domestic terrorism

After being charged with domestic terrorism after protests at an Atlanta police training construction site, second-year law student Jamie Marsicano was banned from UNC's campus. Hundreds of students and community members marched in protest from the UNC School of Law to South Building and then delivered a petition that they said had over 500 signatures.


Eshelman Institute pursues digital health solutions for Black N.C. community

A new grant will now allow UNC’s Eshelman Institute for Innovation to help create PowerUp, an initiative to address food insecurity and mental health challenges faced by Black North Carolinians.  The institute, alongside the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Founders Initiative, will help source ideas from N.C. A&T and try to refine them into digital for-profit ventures.

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