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UNC law professor plans launch of new book, focused on NC representation and politics

UNC School of Law professor Gene Nichol is publishing a new book this April that focuses on the political effects of lacking representation of marginalized groups in North Carolina's government.   “The first thing I hope people see is that we are literally in a battle for the future of democracy in North Carolina, and we are frequently losing that battle,” Nichol said.  

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'An opportunity to celebrate with others': American Indian Heritage Month at UNC

Throughout November, campus organizations are celebrating American Indian Heritage Month. On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Carolina Indian Circle will host their annual Culture Show in the Student Union’s Great Hall.  “We celebrate being Indigenous people every day, but the month of November gives us an opportunity to celebrate with others,” Zianne Richardson, president of the Carolina Indian Circle and a member of the Haliwa Saponi Tribe, said.

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Students start UNC for Affirmative Action

UNC for Affirmative Action is a new student group aiming to raise awareness about affirmative action and the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case that could affect it at UNC.  Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be heard on October 31 and has the potential to nullify UNC’s affirmative action policies

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'He brings so much joy:' Meet Oliver Huss, therapy dog-in-training

Therapy dogs are used in public spaces to relieve emotional discomfort and promote well-being, often serving alongside their humans.   Oliver is a three-year-old Bernedoodle — half-Bernese mountain dog, half-poodle — currently in his last stretch of training to become a certified therapy dog. His owner, Huss, refers to Oliver as a “chief pawsitivity officer,” spreading comfort to those around him. 

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