Good morning, UNC! If you need to take a little break from studying for your 4 midterms next week, here’s your chance to know what’s happening around town:
QUICK SPORTS HITS
- “First impression was probably, ‘He’s mad at the world all the time.' Yeah, I just always thought he was a hot head." Theo Pinson and Joel Berry II have known each other since high school — and in their final home game for UNC, the two reflected on their friendship and the program that made them men.
- “She got off the phone and said, ‘They offered me a scholarship,’” her father recalled. “She’s in eighth grade. I’m like, ‘You heard wrong.’” First-year women’s basketball player Taylor Koenen didn’t get here through fun and games — Sylvia Hatchell calls the multi-faceted talent the Larry Bird of her team.
- The North Carolina baseball team entered Boshamer Stadium on Tuesday with an 0-3 record at home — but they came away with a significant win going into conference play.
- Chancellor Carol Folt will ask Governor Roy Cooper to petition according to the anonymous faculty group that threatened to remove the statue on Thursday. However, the University is refuting this claim.
- UNC’s police department is offering training for active shooter situations for campus groups, departments and residence communities.
- The World Health Organization and Kate Middleton are supporting the UNC School of Nursing’s newest program, Nursing Now, which promotes the status of nurses around the world.
- “It’s hard to make people care about something that they can’t see.” UNC’s chapter of the International Justice Mission is calling on people to talk to their state representatives about human trafficking.
- If you’re tired of sadly strolling into CVS at 11:30 pm to buy ramen and toilet paper, here’s some news for you: you can now carry on doing the same thing, but at Target.
- “The problem with saying you’re in favor of freedom of speech except for people saying things that aren’t ‘useful’ or ‘good’ is that everyone can play that game.” Duke Law School has announced a plan to open a First Amendment Clinic to help people defend their right to free speech.
- It’s 9:15 p.m., and the empty corridors of the second floor of Bingham Hall still buzz with the sound of voices and moving feet. Company Carolina has been working hard for their production of “A View From The Bridge” that goes live this weekend.