Vice Chancellor Winston Crisp spoke at the University Affairs Committee meeting on Jan. 30. Photo by Cori Patrick.

'What a mess. Won’t be texting': More messages from UNC post-Silent Sam revealed

On Friday, WRAL released texts and emails exchanged between UNC faculty and administration before and shortly after Confederate monument Silent Sam fell. 

In the  messages, faculty and administration discussed what was happening at the protest, expressed shock when it was pulled down and coordinated media strategy. They also discussed their messaging in reaction to the demonstration, with some saying that they should be clear in expressing how wrong it was. 

In the aftermath, messages were also exchanged about student government, and their subsequent response to monument's toppling. 


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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The decades-long tradition of faculty gym uniforms, including laundry services and clothing storage, is coming to an end this May.

Removal of 'Fetzer Grays' signals larger issues with faculty benefits

On May 11, all clothing and basket service will cease at Fetzer Hall, bringing an end to the decades-long “Fetzer Grays” tradition. Under the current system, faculty can store their gym clothes in baskets provided by Fetzer. The gym provides faculty with exercise clothing and even washes it for them. The cessation of the service is indicative of a broader concern coming from UNC staff that the University is not supporting healthy lifestyles to the extent necessary to combat America’s increasing obesity problem.


Layna Mosley at a political science conference in Argentina. Contributed by Mosley. 

UNC political science professor shows that 'Women Also Know Stuff'

It's 2018, and it's about time people understood Women Also Know Stuff.   “Part of what’s going on is that people tend to have a set of networks, and their networks are perhaps based on who they read in graduate school or with whom they went to graduate school or have been colleagues,” said Layna Mosley, a UNC professor of political science. 


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.