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An emotional Brooke Baldwin bids audiences farewell on last day at CNN

said her final farewells as a host of "CNN Newsroom." Baldwin dedicated the last 15 minutes of her show Friday to her departure. "I am filled with emotion and gratitude. My show here at CNN, was not originally supposed to be mine," Baldwin said. She was only supposed to fill in for a week. "I have kept this seat warm for nearly 11 years." (USA Today)

UNC Reports New COVID-19 Cluster at Residence Hall, First Since February

The University of North Carolina reported a new COVID-19 cluster detected at Residence Hall. This is the fifth cluster identified at UNC in 2021 and the first since February. Two clusters were detected on UNC’s campus in February. UNC’s COVID-19 dashboard shows 754 students and 173 employees have tested positive since January. (Chapelboro.com)

Indoor Venues of Chapel Hill Respond to Challenges Introduced by Pandemic

Indoor venues in Chapel Hill have pursued changes in appearance and operations in response to the challenges introduced by the pandemic. Now, these venues are preparing for an ease in certain COVID-19 restrictions as more of the country becomes vaccinated. Many of Orange County’s indoor venues have looked to grants and outside resources. (Chapelboro.com)

Carolina then and now

Old East, Old West and South Building have held their places on Carolina’s campus for centuries, but many other structures have come and gone throughout the years. As the campus has been reshaped to fit new needs through renovations and construction, popular spots for earlier generations of Tar Heels have become unknowns for today’s students. (UNC.edu)

Remembering Lawrence Ferlinghetti at UNC

Before was an esteemed poet, publisher and owner of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, he attended UNC, worked for The DTH and pursued a journalism degree. Ferlinghetti died on Feb. 22. He is remembered across the country for his work nurturing the Beat poet movement. But he notably got his start writing at UNC. (Daily Tar Heel)

After traveling to 193 countries, UNC professor Jim Kitchen sets his sights on space

Jim Kitchen didn’t set out to travel to every recognized country in the world. But by the end of 2019, the University of North Carolina professor had visited all 193 United Nations-recognized countries — a journey that took more than 30 years. He recently finished writing a book detailing his travels, "A Bigger World," scheduled to release in mid-2021. (Daily Tar Heel)

Brooke Baldwin on How Writing Her New Book, Huddle, Influenced Her Decision to Leave CNN

Throughout her new book, "Huddle: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power", writes about how she always dreamed of working at CNN. So it comes as a bit of a surprise that someone who worked their whole life to land their dream anchor job would leave the coveted position, which Baldwin, 43, announced in February she'd be doing. (People)

In a step toward normalcy, UNC vaccinates its first students

Just over a year after the University shut down in-person operations when COVID-19 hit, students saw a flicker of the light at the end of the tunnel. Students across campus were eager to get their one-shot dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on the first day the clinic was open, making them the first students to receive the vaccine through the University. (Daily Tar Heel)

WarnerMedia CEO, UNC alum Jason Kilar praises UNC's hiring of Hubert Davis

On Monday afternoon, North Carolina hired as their next head basketball coach, replacing longtime coach . A day after North Carolina made the hiring official, Jason Kilar, the CEO of WarnerMedia and a former graduate of North Carolina, took to Twitter to laud the University’s hiring of Davis to lead the basketball program. (247 Sports)

A Year Of Resilience At Carolina

Like the rest of the world, Carolina's typically bustling campus came to a sudden halt last spring. At a moment's notice, everything changed as students moved out of the residence halls and the University transitioned to remote learning. That pivot to remote learning hasn't been the only challenge students have faced throughout the pandemic. (UNC.edu)
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