This Tuesday, we have an update on the senior faculty group who stated they will take down Silent Sam and stories about the arts. Check it out:
- “They’re the only ones who can say ‘I was born into this mess,’ and it’s not going to be tolerated anymore.” High school students around Chapel Hill are organizing a walkout to protest gun violence in light of the Parkland, Fla. shooting.
- The Daily Tar Heel has verified the existence of the anonymous group of 17 senior faculty members who sent a letter to Chancellor Carol Folt informing her they will take down the Silent Sam statue if it is not removed before Thursday.
- UNC awarded two of its faculty members the annual MLK Unsung Hero Award in recognition of their dedication to equality, inclusion and social justice throughout the University.
CITY AND STATE
- If your water is orange or flavored like a swimming pool next week, don’t sweat it — according to the Orange Water and Sewer Authority, it’s part of yearly maintenance.
- What exactly is undue hardship? The U.S. Department of Education wants to define it with your help.
- Former UNC football player and athletic director-turned-ACC Commissioner John Swofford met with the Chapel Hill Sports Club to discuss the ACC’s expansion and serving the needs of the whole conference.
- CUAB is bringing current “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars” contestant Shangela Laquifa Wadley to campus Wednesday for a lip sync, a fashion show and an attempt to be more inclusive of the queer community.
- The Varsity Theatre will hold its fifth annual Oscar Preview tonight to discuss the nominees and the climate of the film industry amidst discussions about race and sexual harassment in Hollywood.
- Theatre in the Park will premiere “Assassins,” a musical depicting the journeys of the nine historic individuals who assassinated or attempted to assassin US presidents, in early March.