Happy Wednesday, UNC! Here's the news for the middle of your last full week of classes:
- “Even now I can walk down Franklin Street and point to places where I got in a fight with someone or places where I blacked out." Out of the 70 percent of UNC students who drink, about 40 percent of them binge drink. Out of that group, about 8 to 10 percent of those students may have alcohol use disorder.
- ANALYSIS: Chalk it up as a rebuilding year, a total failure or just plain bad luck. Regardless of what UNC football's 2017 season is remembered as, just know it wasn’t a lost one. No season is.
- N.C. Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr have declared opposition to President Trump’s nomination for a chemical safety position in the Environmental Protection Agency.
AROUND THE UNIVERSITY
- Flyers reading “Is it okay to be white? Have an open conversation about race. Join the Carolina Nationalist Discord.” were posted at several locations around campus last week and taken down by UNC Housing.
- “It's like a ghost town.” For the second year, students living in UNC dorms can stay there over Thanksgiving and spring break — a move that’s especially helpful for international students.
- UNC’s campus makerspaces are making a space in dorms, giving students closer access to 3D printing, embroidery and more opportunities for innovation.
UP AND COMING, AND ALSO UPCOMING
- The North Carolina Latinx Initiative’s co-founders have found themselves on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list for their work on high school programs and educational events in the South.
- “Jiminy Christmas.” Though Roy Williams was understandably upset after UNC’s loss to Michigan State, he showed optimism the team would learn from the experience in tonight’s matchup against Michigan.
- “If you’re not nervous, you’re not ready.” And Carolina Jams, a new club, is ready for their first-ever formal concert, which will be held at Local 506 on Thursday.