UNC sophomore Laura Saveedra Forero and senior Megan Murphy during the first morning of their protest on the front of South Building on Feb. 24, 2023. Photo by Kennedy Cox | The Daily Tar Heel
UNC sophomore Laura Saveedra Forero and senior Megan Murphy during the first morning of their protest on the front of South Building on Feb. 24, 2023. Photo by Kennedy Cox | The Daily Tar Heel

‘Definitely on the right track’: Students reflect on campus accessibility in 2023

Though 2023 brought accessibility improvements on campus, UNC students continue to advocate for more inclusive spaces for community members with disabilities at UNC.


In February, students sat on the steps of South Building in protest of a student wheelchair user who was stuck in their residence hall when the elevator broke. They protested for 32 hours straight, the same amount of time they were trapped in Koury Residence Hall. Although, UNC senior Sarah Ferguson said, no change directly resulted from this event, it was the catalyst for students with disabilities to be able to voice their concerns to University administration. Read more…


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