The COVID-19 pandemic has scrambled post-graduation plans for international students who want to find jobs in the U.S. The cost of the pandemic will lead the UNC System to seek millions of dollars in additional state funds. A judge has ordered the Sons of Confederate Veterans to return most of the money UNC paid as part of a shortlived legal settlement over Silent Sam. Many students who went home after UNC closed its campus have to keep paying rent for their empty off-campus apartments. Some North Carolina manufacturers have quickly pivoted to making emergency supplies. The stay-at-home order has prompted some students to pick up new hobbies.