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Michael Berube says students shouldn't fear the humanities

Pennsylvania State University Literature Professor Michael Berube believes in the humanities. Berube, a famous literary critic, was brought to UNC to talk about the state of the field. Berube discussed his blog post “The Humanities and the Advancement of Knowledge” to share his ideas on the importance of research in the humanities. 


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Word on the street: How do you feel about Halloween?

Halloween - a time of year as American as apple pie, as wild as literally anything from Australia.  Halloween and Halloweekend are major events at Carolina, so staff writer Cy Neff ask students what they  thought about this horrifyingly hallowed Holiday.


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STEM departments innovate courses with active learning

On chemistry professor Thomas Freeman’s bookshelf, a row of DNA models are on display. The colorful models, made from pipe cleaners, beads and wood, were created by students in Freeman’s honors biochemistry class.  It’s an example of how science, technology, engineering and mathematics education is changing at UNC. 


Sallie Walker Stockard was the first woman to graduate from UNC. Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC

'It’s just whack-a-mole': Women's history at UNC

With conversations of race and gender, historical context has become increasingly relevant. Because women comprise over 57 percent of UNC’s undergraduate enrollment, it can be perceived that the discussion of women on campus is over. Though issues facing women at UNC have changed since its first female graduate in 1898, problems still persist. 


The 'Academic-Athletic' scandal leaves academic reforms in its wake

UNC's academic scandal recently came to a close, but its effects are ongoing. In response to the academic irregularities that were brought to light in 2011, the University instituted several policy reforms. The reforms are described as "extensive steps in the long journey to bring a painful chapter in campus history to a proper conclusion."


Bubba Cunningham (left), UNC Athletic Director, contributes to discussion at a 2016 meeting of the Faculty Athletics Committee (FAC) while Ezra Baeli-Wang, a student athlete advisory council representative, listens intently.

Academic scandal leads to more oversight by faculty committee

In light of the NCAA investigations, UNC has been under both academic and athletic investigations. Within the Faculty Council there is a special committee to deal with these issues and how they should interact. Working with professors and students, the faculty athletics committee recently announced new changes to the athletics department.


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Beta Upsilon Chi to join Interfraternity Council as associate member

What began as a slight curiosity in 2015 by then UNC sophomore Harrison Toohey, would later become the foundation for a new Greek chapter at UNC.   Toohey's conversations with the fraternity members at his summer job, Pine Cove Christian Camp, transformed into a new chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi, abbreviated as BYX, at UNC focused on providing members an alternative fraternity experience.