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Carolina Connection – Feb. 4, 2023

UNC plans a new School of Civic Life and Leadership to balance what some see as liberal bias on campus. A UNC lab is working to reduce the number of laced drugs on the streets. Governor Cooper bans TikTok on state-owned devices, but students haven’t stopped scrolling. UNC graduate Erin Matson will be the next field hockey coach– at age 22. A class brings storytelling to the School of Information and Library Science. UNC’s “Hugs and Pups” group has stopped giving hugs because of health concerns, but it’s still spreading a positive message.

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Carolina Connection – Jan. 28, 2023

Though UNC has been mask-optional for about a year, some students and faculty remain concerned about COVID-19. Inflation has started to fall, but local businesses still are feeling the pinch of higher prices.  The lunar new year ushers in celebrations and community across campus. A disputed local photography exhibit moves to the National Civil Rights Museum. A Genius Grant recipient leaves students starstruck. Bird watching hobbyists play a crucial role in conservation efforts.

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Carolina Connection – Dec. 3, 2022

UNC continues to test campus water fixtures for high levels of lead. A student group wants UNC to distribute test strips to detect date-rape drugs. Some local LGBTQ leaders say the same-sex marriage legislation in Congress doesn’t go far enough. UNC fees and out-of-state tuition are likely to increase. An aggressive owl frightens students living on south campus. The Taylor Swift ticket fiasco leaves student Swifties disappointed.