UNC-Chapel Hill's faculty-based Committee for the Status of Women convened in Carr Building to discuss women's and gender issues on and off campus for employees on April 19.

'I can't believe that happens': Status of Women Committee discusses pay discrepancies at UNC

The Status of Women Committee focused on policy solutions for salary discrepancies, childcare for faculty and accommodations for working parents Thursday and how the University will play a role in making these changes. 


Faculty and Administration

UNC's faculty members and administrators work for various departments and professional schools within the University.

Faculty retention has been a concern at UNC in years past due to budget cuts and salary freezes. A third of University faculty who received job offers from other top research universities chose to remain at UNC, down from 69 percent from the previous year.

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UNC professor Joseph Cabosky's passion for learning is contagious

Assistant professor Joseph Cabosky is involved with many things, The Durham VOICE, a community newspaper, teaching public relations at UNC and managing a website that highlights his book "Writing My Own Happy Ending." He is a professor that can do it all, and his students admire him greatly. In this article he talks about his past and how he got to where he is today.


Photo is courtesy of Johna Register-Mihalik. The children are Jenna, 6, and John, 1.

UNC faculty's positive parental leave experiences exceed national standard

Johna Register-Mihalik, an assistant professor of exercise and sport science, had a positive experience with UNC’s parental leave policies when she took leave for a semester after her son was born last year and a few years before that with her daughter. However, she said some faculty members in other departments have a more difficult time taking time off and coming back to work. 


Matthew Andrews, the Chiron Award winner, sits in his office covered in sports paraphernalia. Contrib/Photo Credit: Sarah Leck. 

Matthew Andrews hits a home run to win Chiron Award

If you were going to die tomorrow what would you talk about tonight? That’s the prompt given to the annual winner of the Chiron Award for their award lecture. The Chiron Award is given each year to a professor nominated by their students in recognition of their character and service to the undergraduate population. It was inspired by the last lecture of Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie-Mellon who had been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. 


UNC Political Science Professor Andrew Reynolds has been shortlisted to be the United Nation’s  Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.   Photo courtesy of Andrew Reynolds.

Q&A with UNC's Andrew Reynolds short-listed for top UN position for LGBTQ rights

Andrew Reynolds, UNC professor and founder of the UNC LGBTQ Representation and Rights Research Initiative, has been short-listed for the UN position of Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Reynolds also has an upcoming book, The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World (Oxford University Press).  Staff writer Jessica Snouwaert interviewed Reynolds about the importance the UN position for LQBTQ rights and representation and the motivations behind his upcoming book.