Happy Monday, UNC! I know you're exhausted after all four and a half school days in the semester so far, but rally for a special, female-centric weekend news update:
- Thousands gathered on Saturday morning for the Women’s Rally on Raleigh — but even in Orange County, the spirit of resistance was alive.
- The UNC gymnastics team won their Friday meet, but victory was far from the only thing on their minds — the day before, a former Tar Heel took the stand at the trial of Larry Nassar.
- And go to hell, Duke. Paris Kea led the women’s basketball team to a stunning victory against the No. 15 Blue Devils, coming back from a 19-point deficit to win 92-86 in overtime.
- Is the FIRE dying down? Although a December study ranked North Carolina best in the nation for campus free speech, debate continues over the controversial free speech policy recently adopted by the Board of Governors.
- Just because students got days off last week doesn’t mean everyone did. We looked at why some UNC employees are required to show up during winter weather, and how the University incentivizes them.
- A recent study found nearly half of the 100 largest public universities — including UNC-Chapel Hill — do not keep statistics on campus suicides.
- “Whether you’re in for 30 seconds, or a minute or 40 minutes, just do whatever the team needs you to do.” Sterling Manley stepped up for the men’s basketball team on Saturday, energizing UNC for a 80-66 win over Georgia Tech.
- The Tar Heels were busy over the weekend: UNC competed in wrestling, gymnastics, women’s and men’s tennis, swimming and diving, track and field and men’s and women’s basketball.