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Stephanie Mayer


Here's why some students are concerned about voter suppression at UNC

The New York Times recently ran an article about efforts to suppress the student vote at universities nationwide. As election day draws near, some students are concerned that this trend extends to UNC, as well.  Specifically, a concern students have at UNC is the possibility that One Cards may not be valid forms of identification by the Nov. 15 deadline. The University said it is working closely with the UNC System and State Board of Elections to meet the deadline. While some students think UNC does enough to make voting easy for students, others worry that missing the One Card deadline could negatively impact turnout.


Months after controversy fueled its formation, UNC's safety commission faces questions

Campus Safety Commission meetings have been in session over the last two months to give students, faculty and staff the opportunity to discuss their concerns with being safe on campus. Since it convened it April, there have been 13 listening sessions with some being geared toward specific communities on campus.  But while the premise of bringing together stakeholders from the University together seems like a step in the right direction, some have said the goal is undermined by poor publicity and attendance. 

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