The plaque on the front of Saunders Hall displays the name of Colonel William Lawrence Saunders, the person the building is named in honor of, along with his titles as secretary of state and editor of colonial records of North Carolina. It conveniently leaves out his title as Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan of North Carolina.
While the decision by the UNC Board of Governors to oust Tom Ross as the president of the UNC system without offering any credible explanation is disturbing enough on its own, it is totally in line with the board’s past behavior. It is outrageous, but it is not surprising.
To create a balanced student body, UNC’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions makes an effort to admit more underrepresented students.
While the implications of UNC’s decades-long tango with scandal are far from behind us, suffice it to say we don’t exactly feel the NCAA possesses the necessary moral high ground to participate in that process. It might remove UNC’s 2005 banner, but you can bet the NCAA won’t be giving up any of its 2005 profits.
At UNC, we enjoy thinking of ourselves as as a tight-knit community, one where every Tar Heel belongs to the same big, happy family.
Many Chapel Hill partygoers are familiar with the practice of specifying sober brothers at fraternity functions to maintain safety and protect property.
Where the TED brand appears, people follow. The popular nonprofit organization’s campus affiliate, TEDxUNC, is among UNC’s most visible organizations.
Students in the market for off-campus housing should use the resources the staff at Carolina Student Legal Services has to offer.
Once upon a time, there existed real, passionate rivalries between UNC’s South Campus dorms. This playful spirit was encouraged by the practice of organizing intramural competition according to hall or suite.
It is clear from its mission statement that the University of North Carolina operates in order to better both its students and the state from which it takes its name.
It’s been exactly one week, and the UNC-system Board of Governors has remained confusingly mum on its move to oust system President Tom Ross.
The lack of attention from the University regarding wrestling coach C.D. Mock’s personal campaign to blame women in general for his son’s sexual assault accusations indicates this university is comfortable with double standards.
When Duke University decided to reverse course on its decision to allow the recitation of the adhan, the traditional Muslim call to prayer, from its chapel bell tower, a university spokesman said in an official statement that this “effort to create unity was not having the intended effect.”
Diligent readers might recall a certain column from early last semester, written by the potentially clairvoyant Seth Rose. In this column, Rose discussed rumors that system president Tom Ross might soon be removed from office.
Tom Ross’ ouster as UNC system president is troubling in its own right, but more troubling still has been the Board of Governors’ unwillingness to explain itself.
Getting drunk is a central part of the college experience for many students. It has been for a very long time, and despite the best efforts of administrators, police and parents, it likely will be for the foreseeable future.
Mainstream conversations about Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy rarely acknowledge the historical truth that King was a political radical.
Vive la liberte!
Mere days after millions filled the streets in France to march in support of free speech and against all those who would threaten it, the French government has arrested a comedian for posting on social media a joke that was, admittedly in poor taste, about the previous week’s attacks.