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NC College Beat has revamped the weekly roundup from the fall, providing regular updates on happenings within the universities and colleges of North Carolina through our new podcast hosted by Staff Writer Thomas Gessner. Listen to our episode using the audio player above or check out the episode notes below.
1. UNC Charlotte reports a COVID-19 cluster on April 9. The cluster was stated to involve "six students residing in both on- and off-campus residences". This is the first COVID-19 cluster reported by the university this semester, adding to a very low number of overall clusters reported throughout the year. (Further reading from UNC Charlotte)
2. Two COVID-19 clusters identified at NC State University on April 9. One cluster was associated with a student organization's off-campus event on March 31, and the other was associated with Athletics and an off-campus event on March 27. No further specifics were given in the report. (Further reading from NC State University)
3. UNC Health paused administering Johnson and Johnson vaccines on April 8. The decision made last Thursday came after 4-5 patients reported feeling faint or light-headed. Administration of the vaccine resumed today. (Further reading from the Daily Tar Heel)
4. Lowe’s donates $1.5 million dollars to UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics. This money will be used to recruit an endowed Chair in Computer Science that will focus on research in artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as provide $50,000 annually in support of this research. (Further reading from UNC Charlotte)
5. UNC Chapel Hill appoints a new head basketball coach. Hubert Davis, former Tar Heel himself and NBA player, will become the school's first black head basketball coach beginning in the 2021-22 season. ●
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