Year in Review 2013

2013 was a year of change for the UNC administration. The transition began with the arrival of Carol Folt, UNC’s first female chancellor, in July. In addition, former Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Jim Dean stepped up as Provost. The University also created five positions geared toward handling sexual assault on campus.

The following is a collection of DTH year in review stories:

Campus

Balance between athletics, academics at the forefront of discussions

The three-year saga of a scandal involving athletics and academics continues to permeate UNC’s administration and has spurred leaders to take action.

City

Chapel Hill residents organized to campaign for affordable housing

The people of Chapel Hill know affordable housing is in short supply, and several groups came together this year to try and tackle the problem.

Towing and cell phone ordinances to stir more controversy

After a year of uncertainties for Chapel Hill’s towing and cellphone ordinances in 2012, the future of both laws was once again a topic of controversy in 2013 after the North Carolina Supreme Court agreed to review the ordinances in November .

Many changes to come to Franklin St., downtown Chapel Hill

Topper’s Pizza, a national pizza chain, will be moving into the spot left vacant by Gumby’s Pizza.

Hedgepeth and Shannon cases still unsolved, open after a year

More than a year has passed since two UNC students died at off-campus locations, and police from across the county still haven’t figured out the circumstances surrounding their deaths.

State

NC GOP puts ideology into action

Democrats in North Carolina found themselves in an unusual position at the start of 2013: in the state government’s political minority.

Board of Governors faces protests

The UNC-system Board of Governors has seen a dynamic change with the addition of 16 new members this year, but students across the system have become increasingly impatient with some of the board’s recent decisions.

Arts

Carolina Performing Arts had strong, eventful year

Though “The Rite at 100” series has already come and gone, Carolina Performing Arts has proven that its on-campus presence is still as strong as ever.

Student theater groups have productive year

As the saying goes, the show must go on, and UNC campus theater had no trouble following that advice in 2013 — taking students, faculty and community members on a journey into foreign and usually controversial territory.

Sports

Hairston and McDonald still in limbo

Since North Carolina junior guard P.J. Hairston’s indefinite suspension was announced on July 28, everything about his absence has been just that — indefinite.

Indictments plague UNC in ongoing football scandal

On Sept. 30, five indictments related to the North Carolina football scandal were handed down by a grand jury and subsequently sealed.

Football battles back for bowl after rough start

The Larry Fedora effect on Marquise Williams has been unmistakable. Before the Duke game, after the bowl berth, at practice, at the podium — it’s all been the same.

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