STUDENT LIFE


4/4/2018 7:13pm

“It’s like being in a river. It’s flowing so fast and so strong, and you know that you’ll be swept away. But there’s a rock that’s right in the middle of the river, and you’re trying your hardest to hang onto it; but it’s so hard. Your arms and body want nothing more to just let go, but you know that you can’t, or it will be your doom.” – Solomon Stewart
Photo by Nicole Vandiford

Depression at UNC is more common than you think — but help is available

Stories of depression are difficult to tell. The voices of the depressed are often questioned, ignored or dismissed outright. Meanwhile, suicide is the second leading cause of death for Americans age 15 to 34. And universities can be a hotbed for anxiety and mental disorders.  


4/4/2018 9:30am

Ritwik Pavan presenting at an entrepreneurial showcase. Photo courtesy of Pavan.

UNC makes strides to become a hub for business development

UNC is a  launch pad for startups and research ventures according to data published by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development on behalf of Innovate Carolina. The office tracks data on the success of ventures founded by University faculty, staff or students at campus or three years after leaving. 


4/3/2018 7:04pm

UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus and current associate professor of sociology at James Madison University Dr. Matt Ezzell gives a talk on consent, rape culture, and campus sexual assault for Sexual Assault Awareness Month on April 3 in the Student Union.

UNC supports survivors and educates the community during sexual assault awareness month

UNC kicked off its recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on Sunday with tabling in the Student Union by One Act and Heels United. This month, these organizations will host workshops about sexual violence prevention, lectures and other programs to assist sexual assault survivors and others who want to know more about the issue. Organizers of SAAM hope the results of this month's discussions will continue to manifest in the months and years to come. 

4/1/2018 7:39pm

After experimenting with individual seating in sections 110 and 111 (in blue on the right side), UNC is renovating Kenan Stadium and adding individual seats throughout.

The bleachers are gone in Kenan. But where did all the metal go?

Going green, even though they're grey.  Kenan Stadium will do away with its aluminum bleachers and replace them with individual seats with chair backs armrests. The leftover aluminum will be sold to L. Gordon Iron & Metal Company as a part of UNC's environmental initiative, Three Zeros, started by Chancellor Folt in 2016.


3/28/2018 10:45pm

Tanya Amert (Left to right), Diane Pozefsky, Sydney Mantell and Armando Jimenez speak at a panel on diversity in Computer Science on Wednesday hosted by The Computer Science department.

Women and minorities in tech are making their voices heard

The UNC Computer Science Diversity Panel discussed the difficulties women and minority groups can face in the workforce while also celebrating their accomplishments Wednesday night. Tanya Amert, a third-year Ph.D. candidate and former Microsoft software development engineer, recommended that undergraduate students — particularly women and minorities — get involved as learning assistants so that other minority undergrad students can be motivated and inspired by someone who looks like them.