Happy Tuesday, UNC! While it may be time to head back to class after a three-day weekend, you can still make time to review news from campus and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day festivities:
QUOTABLE QUICK HITS
- “The greatness of America is yet to be seen.” Yesterday, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., local chapters of the NAACP marched on Franklin Street, while Silent Sam protesters revived last semester’s sit-in at the Confederate memorial.
- “Good policies will not be enough.” Faculty and staff have mixed feelings about Chancellor Folt’s pledge to review sexual harassment and discrimination policies in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
- “We would fight until we found a last ditch effort to stay. My kids don’t know El Salvador. They came here when they were too young.” The Trump administration's decision to end TPS has devastated local Salvadoran families, many of whom could be separated in 2019.
WHAT YOU MISSED ON CAMPUS
- Looking forward to hitting the books at the top floors of Davis? You’re out of luck — but due to a lack of student awareness about the construction happening there, the University is putting up more signage to keep people from wandering into the renovations.
- A panel of The AIDS Memorial Quilt is on display at UNC, thanks to the efforts of University officials and a student whose uncle is honored in the panel.
- “People call 911 because they see a squirrel fall out of a tree and they want to know if it’s okay.” After 15 years with the Chapel Hill Police Department, Jason Bellavance has seen it all. We rode along with him for an afternoon to find out what exactly that meant.
- We didn’t start the fire, but the University really wants us to be prepared for it. We talked to campus housing and students about the reasons for frequent fire alarms (and late-night drills).
- Feeling O negative? That’s great — the American Red Cross needs universal donors. After a spell of severe winter weather, the organization is experiencing a major shortage of blood and platelets.