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Dear friends and #Resisters. As you might know, I am a #COVID19 survivor. It took 91 days the first round, and 27 the second to get on my feet. Many of my tweets in the next few days will be about the impact on my town (1/x) #NorthCarolina
Due to the poor planning of @unc to account for the fact that having students return to a community in which cases were already rising, @KevinGuskiewicz and other #UNC personnel are endangering the lives of those living here #ChapelHill #Hillsborough #carrboro (2/n)
This is also endangering the lives of our lowest paid workers at the university. @unc4cola , @workersunionunc , including graduate students, black and brown staff members and of course, the housekeepers. (3/n) Listen to staff and students and community
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#HematologyTweetstory 22: This one is a doozy, and will be uploaded in stages. There are >1,500 cancer centers in the US! Currently 71 (<5%) are designated by @theNCI (newest is Miami's @SylvesterCancer). Where did they get their names? Mostly - but not always - via philanthropy:
@theNCI Cancer Center program began in 1971. Today there are 51 Comprehensive Cancer Centers, 13 Clinical CCs & 7 Basic Laboratory CCs. To join this “club” a center needs >$10M annual research funding & has to file a huge (often >1000 pages) P30 Support Grant every 5 years.
We'll hit all 71 (!), in alphabetical order by state, beginning with Alabama. Note that some states don't have an NCI Cancer Center (AK,AR,ID,LA,MS,MT,ND,NV,RI,SD,VT,WY). Many American kids had to memorize a song like this one about 50 states in school:
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"The live SARS-like coronavirus SL-CoV-WIV1 has been isolated for the first time from bat droppings; and such virus has been confirmed to invade the host cells through the ACE2 of human beings..." ImageImageImage
Bat Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Like Coronavirus WIV1
Encodes an Extra Accessory Protein, ORFX, Involved in Modulation of the Host Immune Response. (2016) #ZhengLiShi #PeterDaszak #EcoHealth
Funding: #NIAID 110964 ImageImageImageImage
In this study, we have developed a fast and cost-effective method
for reverse genetics of coronaviruses by combining two approaches developed by others..As the genomes can be divided into multiple short fragments, mutations can be introduced into individual
fragments easily. ImageImageImageImage
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In an effort to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, #UNC is extending spring break through Sunday, March 22, and will begin remote instruction on Monday, March 23. Carolina will remain open and operational, but we encourage students to remain off campus
Beginning Monday, March 23, #UNC will transition as many classes as possible to remote instruction. Faculty and TAs will hear from the provost's office soon regarding resources that will help them deliver courses remotely
During the extended spring break, #UNC faculty will be working with staff, TAs, campus IT teams and the Center for Faculty Excellence to prepare to deliver coursework remotely. Instructors will give students more information in the coming week regarding coursework and assignments
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Hoy voy a estar cubriendo #EnVivo la #WiDS2020, la conferencia de #DataScience organizada por @MeTCBaOk. Entérate de todo en este hilo 👇🏻
Primero lo primero: ¿escuchaste alguna vez hablar de #DataScience? #WiDS2020
Si no escuchaste nunca hablar de esta disciplina, este video de @uxtipsonline ofrece una explicación breve y concreta sobre qué es #DataScience #WiDS2020

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I’ve received a number of questions about what’s in the court docs from the #SilentSam agreement between the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the UNC System/Board of Governors. I went to the Orange Co Courthouse Wednesday to pull the files, and I’m attaching pics. (THREAD)
Pages 5-8
Pages 9-12
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Speaking of the ECU / Dan Gerlach / Tom Fetzer situation, I just got a press release from the Fraternal Order of Police chapter in Greenville
#unc #ncpol
Idk if I dislike the whining or the typos more 😂 But they ended up being proven right so I guess I have to let it slide
I'll throw the PDF on Dropbox when I'm back at a computer, in court at the moment
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James Johnston Pettigrew, #UNC Class of 1849. Born 1828 to Ebenezer and Ann Shepard Pettigrew. Pettigrew Hall on UNC’s campus is named for him (building adjacent to where #SilentSam stood). His family’s involvement in the slave trade is deep and well-documented. #samsreckoning
James Johnston’s grandfather Charles was an Anglican minister in Edenton, N.C. Finding it difficult to make ends meet as a religious leader, he decided to start a plantation. In 1778 Charles married Mary Blount, a wealthy heiress, and received 9 slaves and land from her family.
Three of Charles’ parishioners started the Lake Company, land venture to buy up 100,000 acres of swamps around Lake Phelps and convert to usable land. To do this they needed (free) labor. They sailed a slave ship from Boston to Africa, captured 100 people, transported back to NC.
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Let's take a moment to consider the main way #UNC, as an institution, participated in the slave trade - not just implicated in the actions of slaveowning students/faculty/administrators - but the actual buying and selling of human beings. Let's talk about the "escheat" system.
Back to 1776...the NC Provincial Congress mandates establishment of a university "paid by the public." UNC chartered in 1789 by act of Gen. Assembly, but no funding appropriated, instead gave Board of Trustees right to profit from "all property that shall escheat to the state."
What is escheat? A concept from English common law meaning any unclaimed property from an estate reverts to the Crown. Applied in the US, revert to the State. In the South, if you were a slaver and died without a will, guess who'd take over your "human property?" The University.
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This is wrong. Germany doesn’t build Hitler statues to “tell about their long & complicated history.”

Public square or private square, there is no good in glorifying white supremacy terrorism. Leave it in the history books.
I looked it up

The @UNC Board of Trustees has 13 members:
•11 white men & women
•2 men of color
•0 women of color

What a shocker that a Board that’s 85% White w/0 WOC voted to spend $5.3M + $800K/year on a statue to celebrate white supremacy terrorism😑
Right Wing: Don't blame us for the KKK & White Supremacy. The Democrats built them.

Democrats: Hmm ok, let's tear down all Confederate white supremacy monuments

Right Wing: What?! How dare you tear down our heritage!
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