Happy post-election day, UNC! The people's voice has been heard, and the news is in:
LOCAL ELECTION NEWS
- “It really takes a village to run a campaign and to be a mayor, and I’m really fortunate to have all that." Pam Hemminger and Lydia Lavelle were both re-elected as the mayors of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, respectively, by significant margins.
- Hongbin Gu, Karen Stegman, Allen Buansi and Rachel Schaevitz were elected to Chapel Hill's Town Council. All were newcomers endorsed by the Chapel Hill Alliance for a Liveable Town.
- Incumbents Jacquelyn Gist, Randee Haven-O’Donnell and Sammy Slade were all re-elected to Carrboro's Board of Aldermen, alongside newcomer Barbara Foushee.
- Attending graduate school has proven to be increasingly difficult for some students that struggle financially, which strains some advisor-advisee relationships.
- The Davie Poplar tree has been through a lot in the past 300 years — but the tree is still standing, two lightning strikes, a fire and several storms later.
- A recent exhibition against Mount Olive, when UNC won 107-42, has shown the improved women’s basketball team after gaining players that boost the squad’s rebounding and overall game strategy.
- An amicus brief has been signed by the Chapel Hill and Carrboro mayors in support of anti-discriminatory business practices potentially affected by the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission Supreme Court case.
- A group of first-years has brought a small business model called Loco Cocoa to life, selling hot chocolate to students in the Pit in the hopes of brightening gloomy November mornings and raising money for a non-profit charity.
- A Campus Y committee is saying YES to volunteering at a Carrboro nursing home — the members of Youth for Elderly Service are there for senior citizens, whether that entails hanging out at Bingo Nights or raising awareness for Alzheimer's.
- “I looked her up and found out she went to UNC, and she became my favorite runner.” NYC Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan is a Tar Heel, and a major inspiration for the UNC Marathon Team.