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Carolina Connection – Feb. 16, 2019

UNC elects a new student body president, but low voter turnout suggests many people on campus don’t care about student government. Students lobby to remove a white supremacist’s name from a campus building. UNC-Wilmington continues to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Local police departments struggle to recruit new officers. A popular UNC class teaches students about death and dying. Some college students are so addicted to their phones that they send texts while they’re asleep.

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Carolina Connection – Feb. 9, 2019

Kevin Guskiewicz is named UNC’s interim chancellor, and he’s already responding to a new controversy. On the fourth anniversary of the Finley Forest shooting, people come together to honor the three young victims. New research raises questions about the health effects of the herbal drug kratom. Students use their social media savvy to make money. Astrology is growing in popularity, causing some students to look to the stars on a daily basis. A Carrboro man spends his free time picking up trash.

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Carolina Connection – Feb. 2, 2019

In her last week as chancellor, Carol Folt shares parting words with UNC students. Venezuelan UNC students react to political unrest. The UNC music department celebrates its 100th anniversary with an eclectic concert. A close friendship leads to an unusual discovery. Electric scooters might be making a comeback in Chapel Hill. Students promote vintage clothing to help the environment. UNC students hope to win a 2020 Oscar … but they have to make a movie first.

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Carolina Connection – Jan. 26, 2019

Carol Folt has five days left on the job as UNC’s chancellor, and no replacement has been named. UNC System Interim President Bill Roper says Silent Sam should not return to its former location. Some campus leaders say the resignations of Carol Folt and Margaret Spellings suggest UNC isn’t welcoming to women leaders. The federal government shutdown is over, but it affected families of UNC students. Former NAACP President Ben Jealous talks about Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and race relations. A North Carolina competition brings together storytellers through song.

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2018

Carolina Connection – Dec. 1, 2018

UNC leaders plan to announce a decision about the future of Silent Sam. A new scholarship program aims to help middle-income students pay for college. North Carolina’s new voter ID law likely will allow students to use their university IDs at the polls. Researchers are implanting radio transmitters in snakes to track the reptiles’ movements and learn about their habitat. A campus tour at UNC focuses on the university’s rarely-told African American history. Mack Brown is back as UNC’s head football coach, but how long will he stay?

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Carolina Connection – Nov. 17, 2018

UNC plans a tuition increase, and grad students and out-of-state students will bear most of it. The deadline approaches for UNC leaders to finally decide what to do about Silent Sam. It can be a challenge for veterans to make the transition from military life to college life. A UNC researcher says a serious heart valve problem is becoming much more common in North Carolina – and opioids are to blame. An ensemble at UNC plays harp music in a way you’ve probably never heard it before.

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Carolina Connection – Nov. 10, 2018

Young voters went to the polls in record numbers, helping Democrats win big gains in the midterm election. Rep. David Price, who represents Chapel Hill in Congress, prepares for life in the House majority. UNC’s decision on what to do with the Silent Sam statue has veen delayed until December. Thirty-three states have legalized medical marijuana, but North Carolina isn’t one of them. It will take weeks to investigate the cause of the water line break that shut down UNC for two days. A professor turns unusual sounds into even more unusual musical compositions.

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Carolina Connection – Nov. 3, 2018

Critics say a constitutional amendment on next week’s N.C. ballot could make it harder for students to vote. UNC remembers the victims of last week’s Pittsburgh shooting. Medical School Dean Bill Roper will take over as UNC System interim president. A major gift will build a state-of-the-art center for the School of Media and Journalism. UNC helps preserve the history of a Rocky Mount textile mill. An unconventional class teaches improv skills to business students.

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Carolina Connection – Oct. 27, 2018

Margaret Spellings resigns as UNC system president after a three year term marked by political divisions. The UNC Honor Court disciplines student Maya Little for vandalizing Silent Sam. The “James Bond of the Media” visits Chapel Hill. Arts Everywhere brings a 24/7 art studio to campus. A UNC researcher studies the impact of physical narrators in storytelling. Roy Williams expresses his frustration after the NCAA prohibits a charity basketball game to benefit survivors of Hurricane Florence. Two Hollywood film professionals return home to Alamance County to stage a haunted attraction.

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Carolina Connection – Oct. 13, 2018

Carol Folt becomes the first UNC Chancellor to apologize for the university’s lingering connection to slavery. Several Silent Sam protesters still face trial dates. Some UNC students and faculty hope to nominate Christine Blasey Ford for a distinguished alumna award in the wake of her testimony during the Blake Kavanaugh hearings. Flu season is upon us, and campus health is pushing for students to get vaccinated. UNC’s Gaelic Athletic Athletic Association practices “the fastest game on grass,” in order to keep the traditions of their ancestors alive.