By Debbie Vu
UNC students were shocked to get an email from Chancellor Holden Thorp this week detailing what seemed to be a hate crime. The email said a UNC first-year student was burned and called a homophobic slur by an unidentified man.
The incident outraged the university community. But the hate crime never actually happened. The injuries the student sustained were self-inflicted.
But even after finding out the truth, UNC students, administrators, and Chapel Hill community members still rallied in support of victims of hate.