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9/17/2018 10:02pm

hurricane florence

Here's how you can help Hurricane Florence victims

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, North Carolinians across the state will be feeling its devastation for months to come. Here are some ways you can contribute your time and money to helping those recovering from the storm. 


9/20/2018 12:05am

Student Body President Savannah Putnam attends a special meeting of the Board of Trustees the morning of Aug. 28 at Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center.

SBP Savannah Putnam's 'Catch-22': Power dynamics in the BOT

When the Board of Trustees huddled in closed session earlier this month, awaiting instruction on how to proceed on the delicate Confederate monument issue, Savannah Putnam met with them.  As the SBP, her job is to act as a liaison between the students and administration. Yet despite her status as a voting ex-officio member of the BOT, she was asked to leave a conversation which took place before the official special meeting dates of both the BOT and BOG.


9/18/2018 10:41pm

Manzoor Bhat works in his lab in the Neuroscience Center in 2011.

UNC introduces new neuroscience major

“The field of neuroscience became of increasing interest to our undergraduate students, and the current demand for a neuroscience major is very high,” said Kelly Giovanello of the Psychology and Neuroscience Department.

9/17/2018 5:41pm

Tarik Woods

Column: Make the Undergraduate Senate more diverse

All our student leaders have a responsibility to do what is right, regardless of how “contentious” it may seem. Students have been subject to this type of complacency for long enough with our University administration and should not undergo it with their student leadership as well. I hope that the trend of vetoing progress for the sake of pleasantness does not continue.


9/16/2018 10:57pm

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A former Olympic figure skater and UNC Ph.D. student is working to fight eating disorders

Rachael Flatt, an Olympian figure skater, is now a Ph.D. student at the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders. Flatt and Dr. Cynthia Bulik, also an award-winning figure skater, are studying how technology can aid in preventing eating disorders such as bulimia or binge eating. Flatt is motivated by her personal experience, remembering the pressures of the sport to always be thin and fit.


9/16/2018 9:44pm

Unaffiliated voters in the Chapel Hill area remain neutral in current political tensions.

Need another reason to vote in November? It's good for your health

While Millennials are one of the largest generation groups, there are still more Baby Boomers and older generations that show up to the voting polls each November. The U.S. Legislature is seeing more diversity than ever before, but it is not equal to the diversity of the population that the legislature represents. Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia suggest that political participation can have a range of positive affects for the mind, toward relationships with others and society.


9/10/2018 9:59pm

As Chapel Hill moves into its fifth day of rain due to Hurricane Florence, parts of the town are so badly flooded that Chapel Hill Transit has suspended operations for Monday.

Wondering what to do if the hurricane hits? We've got answers.

Although Hurricane Florence was upgraded to a Category 4 on Monday, the National Hurricane Center said it likely hasn't reached peak intensity yet. Chapel Hill may be hours from the coast, but state officials are warning citizens not to underestimate the storm. The Daily Tar Heel answered your questions to make sure you're prepared for whatever Florence brings this weekend.


9/10/2018 6:16pm

A residential street in Houston, TX during the cleanup process after Hurricane Harvey. Photo courtesy of  Valerie Mueller.

As Hurricane Florence continues, UNC cancels classes for Sept. 17

At 11:02 a.m., the National Hurricane Center announced that Hurricane Florence had been increased to a Category 4 hurricane, with a projected path toward the Carolinas. By 1:43 p.m., Alert Carolina released a statement that until further notice, classes and operations would run as scheduled.