Good morning, Tar Heels! Read on to learn about Sexual Assault Awareness Month, graduation rates at UNC and next year’s DTH Editor-in-chief candidate:
- The mayor of Chapel Hill earns an annual salary of $24,524 and council members earn $14,652. As a result, many members — including the mayor — hold full or part-time jobs on top of their duties as elected officials.
- “All eyes on you. But you’ve just got to take a deep breath and remember that you’ve been training for this. So I was ready.” On Tuesday, 20 NFL scouts made their way to Chapel Hill for the North Carolina football team’s pro timing day.
- “These goals are practical. They’re achievable.” DTH Editor-in-chief candidate Rachel Jones talks about diversity at the newspaper, the DTH financial crisis and connecting with more students at UNC.
- “SAAM is so crucial because it breaks that barrier that might be the thing standing between someone speaking up and someone staying quiet for fear of judgement.” UNC is kicking off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with workshops, lectures and a Slut Walk.
- “This caricature (of being 'dumb jocks') and other racial stereotypes continue to plague black male student-athletes at many predominantly white colleges and universities.” A recent study showed that UNC graduates black male athletes at the 10th lowest rate among major universities in the nation.
- “Some of them didn’t know if they would get their kids back or where they were going.” Local nonprofit Pharaoh’s Daughter was founded in 2011 to take care of the babies of incarcerated women.
- North Carolinians rejoice! TIME magazine included Raleigh and Charlotte in their 2017 rundown of the top 25 cities that millennials moved to for their avocado toast, high-quality selfies, low costs of living and healthy job markets.
- PlayMakers Repertory Company will be performing the world premiere of “Leaving Eden,” which compares the treatment of African-Americans in 1933 to the treatment of the Latinx community and undocumented immigrant in 2016.