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Carolina Connection – Feb. 17, 2018

Disabled students at UNC say they often feel excluded from campus life. State officials are questioning the proposed merger of UNC Health Care with Charlotte-based Atrium Health Care. A conference in Chapel Hill explores strategies to battle child hunger. UNC’s new student body president plans to address mental health on campus. A Chapel Hill group tries to save the Chelsea theater. Woody Durham is honored for his decades as UNC’s play-by-play announcer.

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Carolina Connection – Feb. 10, 2018

People throughout the Triangle remember UNC student Deah Barakat and his family, three years after they were killed in their Chapel Hill condo. Their accused murderer still awaits trial in his death-penalty case. The flu leaves some students quarantined in their rooms. Latino students push for a center on campus where they can meet and hold events. A UNC professor is headed to the Olympics, but not to watch the competition, A new app makes it easier to find arts events on campus.

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Carolina Connection – Feb. 3, 2018

UNC offers alternative living for students who are recovering from substance abuse. The Kenan-Flagler Business School wants permission to charge students an extra fee. UNC has opened an innovative performance and studio space. Quitting smoking is hard, even for cancer patients; the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is trying to help. A former UNC football player is in the Super Bowl. Two simultaneous Playmakers performances mean a lot of work for the costume department.

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Carolina Connection – Jan. 28, 2018

A new program encourages students to pre-register their off-campus parties to cut down on police visits. UNC tries to attract minorities to a fast-growing health care field. The Board of Governors is still considering a big merger involving UNC Health Care. North Carolina has more than 200 breweries and brewpubs, but can they all survive? Some students are trying to live without creating garbage. Comfortable seats are replacing Kenan Stadium’s bleachers.

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Carolina Connection – Dec. 9, 2017

As finals approach, some students use Adderall as a study aid, but doctors warn of the danger. Students affected by DACA march in Raleigh to push for Congress to extend the program. UNC Health Care turns to pastoral counselors as part of the team providing mental health care to patients. Payment apps like Venmo are popular with students, but some worry about security. Finals week at UNC brings therapy dogs to campus, late-night concerts to the dining hall, and streakers to the library.

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Carolina Connection – Dec. 2, 2017

The tax reform plan moving through Congress could contain a big tax increase for graduate students. Women at UNC are among those joining the #MeToo movement and talking about their past experiences with sexual misconduct. A new collection at Wilson Library contains some little known documents and photos from the career of Dean Smith. Some fans are confused by a new bag policy at UNC sports venues. Why has The Nutcracker ballet become a Christmas tradition?

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Carolina Connection – Nov. 18, 2017

The tax reform bill moving through Congress would remove the tax deduction for college booster club dues. The UNC Board of Trustees hears opinions about the future of the Silent Sam monument. Students protest a campus appearance by a former advisor to President Trump. A new diet fad isn’t concerned about what you eat, but imposes limits on when you can eat it. Students work to make UNC more friendly to bees. Two students compose a new score to a very old film.

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Carolina Connection – Nov. 11, 2017

Students are upset that an undercover UNC police officer posed as a protester during rallies at the Silent Sam statue. The professor injured in the Davie Poplar fire is using his newfound fame to raise money for others. Veterans at UNC deal with the challenges of moving from the battlefield to the classroom. Student athletes have to watch what they tweet. Is it too early for students to start celebrating Christmas?

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Carolina Connection – Nov. 4, 2017

Police apprehend a former student after a small explosion damages UNC’s historic Davie Poplar tree. A professor was injured trying to put out the fire. The UNC Board of Governors is close to passing a new policy to limit campus protests. There’s a local election Tuesday, but most students aren’t interested. A UNC expert is calling for rule changes to prevent football concussions. Chapel Hill and Carrboro are home to a growing number of Syrian refugees.

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Carolina Connection – Oct. 28, 2017

One year after Hurricane Matthew, a UNC center is helping a historic town protect its African-American heritage. UNC debuts a bike share program that it hopes will avoid the problems experienced by similar programs on other campuses. A business professor tries his hand at helping run a family business. UNC looks to expand tailgating options on football Saturdays. Here’s a new way to make your Halloween costume: print it in 3D.