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Dean of UNC Journalism school to step down

Jean Folkerts, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill announced Friday that the spring semester would be her last in that role.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Jean Folkerts, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill announced Friday that the spring semester would be her last in that role.

Folkerts, who has held the position since July 2006, said she will remain on the faculty to do research, teach and mentor students.

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