With almost an eighth of American college students meeting the medical definition for substance abuse or dependency, something has to be done at the university level to facilitate a change in culture.
On Sept. 2, Chancellor Carol Folt announced the UNC-Chapel Hill History Task Force. This comes after the Board of Trustees voted to rename Saunders Hall, and the task force would be responsible for researching and examining the racial history of the University, submitting the first report on McCorkle Place and Carolina Hall by Nov. 18.
There are currently 13 members of the UNC Board of Trustees. Eight were selected by the Board of Governors, four by the governor and the other is the student body president.
A recent suggestion by Chapel Hill Town Council addresses a wide concern about the town’s walkability.
The bill is titled “Protect North Carolina’s Workers,” when it should actually read as “Protect North Carolina from Undocumented Immigrants and the Unemployed” because those are the targeted groups who supposedly threaten the integrity of this state.
“We should be creative, and we should accommodate the needs of every community to open up the democratic process. We should make it easy and accessible for every citizen to participate,” Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) once said.
When graduating, students receive their degrees from UNC; the piece of paper conferred to them is not just an endorsement of their academic ability.
Embedded in the North Carolina Constitution are these deeply unfortunate words: “The following persons shall be disqualified for office: First, any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God.”
You walk into Davis Library and immediately spot a long line at the printer. After waiting a few minutes, you hear a librarian say that the entire Carolina Computing Initiative Printing system is down — this would be inconvenient for some, but for those who have papers due in 5 minutes, this could be ruinous for a grade.
As of now, the three branches of student government — the executive branch, student congress and the honor system — have three separate websites without any clear indication of how they work together.
It is finally over. The N.C. General Assembly closed its session on Wednesday. The town, the University and its community are no longer under deliberate and passive assault after a legislative onslaught in line with regressions in 2013.
Students have had trouble with Chapel Ridge’s management, Stratford Hills and Stratford Apartments don’t come furnished, and when winter weather hits, climbing the hill from Town House Apartments is not ideal.
Take a stroll through the Pit anywhere between noon and 3 p.m. on a busy weekday early in the semester. Or even a less busy weekend. It doesn’t matter.
College can create odd separations between family and students. While each student navigates it distinctly, a contradiction arises in the freedom of college financed by parents.
UNC’s campus was built for pedestrians. If possible, driving should be avoided there altogether, as it mostly creates hassles and risks to safety. But people will drive on UNC’s campus as long as we live in a car-dependent culture.
The seasons are changing once again, and as the temperature drops, students are beginning to leave the shorts and T-shirts behind and make the switch to their flannels and jeans.
Solar umbrellas, LED lighting and the shiny new solar panels on the Student Union roof are wonderful additions to this campus, courtesy of the Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee.
This month, a Charlotte-based architecture firm began designing a new jail for Orange County, which would increase its capacity by 87 compared to the current structure.
If anything is clear about Chapel Hill, it is, as Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt said in a recent debate, that this is a town where for every three people, there are four opinions.
On Thursday, residents were scheduled to start moving into the new Chapel Hill homeless shelter at 1315 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.