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Restaurants and students prepare for the first rivalry game of the season

The North Carolina-Duke game is finally here. Businesses and students all over Chapel Hill are preparing for crowds, cheers and Duke tears. Sup Dogs, home of the “My Mama Don’t Like Dook and She Likes Everyone” sign, continues its meme legacy with a fresh sign reading “Cash Me outside How Bow Dah” featuring Roy Williams and Mike Krzyzewski. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Student Protests in Support of the Black Cultural Center, 1992

Students at UNC rallied throughout the spring and fall of 1992 in support of several issues, most notably the construction of a freestanding Black Cultural Center on campus. The protests drew national attention and filmmaker Spike Lee came to campus to help rally the students and support their cause. By at least one measure, the protests were a success. (UNC.edu)

German World War II POWs at UNC

During World War II, UNC employed German prisoners of war in the dining halls. Beginning in 1943, the Navy rented facilities from UNC to operate a Pre-Flight Training School and other training grounds. As part of that arrangement, Lenoir Hall became a dining hall for Pre-Flight Cadets. Some of those waiters were POWs bussed in from Camp Butner in Granville County. (UNC.edu)

UNC graduate uses award to create study abroad experiences for Marines

UNC graduate and current marine Adam Schaffernoth received $10,000 from the Phillips Ambassador Alumni Award to develop a homestay experience in Japan for five marines currently stationed there with Schaffernoth. As one of the first Phillips Ambassadors, Schaffernoth went to China for three months in 2007 before his senior year at UNC. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC professor Jay Smith suspects external involvement in removal of his college athletics class

At the end of the fall 2016 semester, the history department made the decision to remove History 383 — a class exploring the history of college athletics and rights of college athletes — from the course listings for the upcoming spring semester. Professor Jay Smith, who taught the course, said he believes someone outside the department influenced this decision. (Daily Tar Heel)

University departments had to think on their feet to get through water crisis

When Chapel Hill’s water source was shut down on Friday, UNC didn't have a specific procedure, but had to use other emergency plans. Randy Young, UNC Department of Public Safety spokesperson, said safety was the University's main priority. When Associate Food Service Director Jerod Haxton found out classes were cancelled on Friday, he knew the campus was going to be shut down. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina Brewery celebrates 22nd year on West Franklin Street

Carolina Brewery, one of the Triangle's first craft breweries, is celebrating its 22nd anniversary Feb. 9. Customers can park in the Carolina Brewery's own parking lot off Rosemary Street and park on the street — the brewery is implementing a new program to make street-side parking easier. (Daily Tar Heel)

Neighbors pitch in to help others in need during water emergency

The day after a “worse-case scenario” resulted in a water cut-off for more than 80,000 Orange County residents, volunteers from dozens of organizations and communities banded together to get water to those in need. Four water distribution sites opened at 10 a.m. Saturday with long lines of vehicles waiting before cases were handed out. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC campus, businesses reopen after water crisis

After more than 24 hours under order not to use water for drinking, bathing, cleaning or cooking, customers of Orange Water and Sewer Authority got the all-clear Saturday afternoon. Orange County Health Director Colleen Bridger said the water was safe to drink with the exception of The Apartments at Midtown 501, just north of the merger of East Franklin Street and Durham-Chapel Hill Road. (WRAL.com)

UNC Closes Campus Due to Water Emergency

Due to the emergency water shortage declared by the Orange Water and Sewer Authority and serious concerns about the safety implications on campus in the event of a fire, the University has closed effective at 1 p.m. today. The Town of Chapel Hill also has declared an emergency. All UNC operations are temporarily suspended, including classes and business in offices. (UNC.edu)

UNC graduate gives birth to a Tar Heel

Ellie Cumbo is Tar Heel born and Tar Heel bred. On Dec. 27, UNC class of 2007 graduate Lauren Pierce posted a picture of her daughter’s sonogram in the “Overheard at UNC” Facebook group, where it received more than 2,000 likes. Pierce said the dark spot on her baby’s foot in the sonogram showed she would be a Tar Heel. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina For the Kids Achieves $50,000 Fundraising Goal

The student-run UNC non-profit Carolina For the Kids raised more than $50,000 over 24 hours Tuesday and Wednesday to benefit UNC Children’s Hospital. The fundraising push was part of the organization’s second annual “50K in One Day” initiative, which fell just short of its goal in 2016. This year, Carolina FTK brought in about $52,000. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC sophomore gets published after discovering poem in Wilson Library for a class assignment

When writing a paper about an anonymous 17th century poem, sophomore Grace Towery had no idea her assignment would lead to being published in the Notes and Queries Journal in the Oxford University Press. The paper was originally an assignment for her ENGL 120: British Literature, Medieval to 18th Century class with Professor Reid Barbour. (Daily Tar Heel)

Class registration at UNC used to require waiting in lines, signing up over the phone

Class registration has always been a source of stress for students at UNC. While some current students feel ConnectCarolina is difficult to navigate, Carson Fish, a UNC graduate and current masters student in library sciences, said its predecessors weren’t much easier. “There were lots of editorials and stuff in old DTHs basically saying, it’s gonna be a painful process, but like you have to do it,” Fish said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Chapel Hill bar Goodfellows helping to fight sexual assault with ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign

A campaign to fight sexual assault that started in England has made its way to North Carolina. Steve Woodham, owner of the Chapel Hill college bar Goodfellows, said the “Ask for Angela” campaign was put on his radar by one of his bartenders and he thought it sounded like a great way to start changing the culture. (WNCN)

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