STUDENT LIFE


11/28/2017 9:17pm

Posters for "Carolina Nationalist Discord" were posted around campus, and taken down from Ehringhaus Residence Hall.

Poster advertising nationalist chat taken down

Flyers reading “Is it okay to be white? Have an open conversation about race. Join the Carolina Nationalist Discord.”  were posted at several locations around campus last week. They  advertised a chat room for students to discuss sensitive racial topics.


11/20/2017 11:01pm

UNC and NC State researchers discover skin patch to potentially battle melanoma

UNC and North Carolina State University researchers developed a skin patch that can potentially battle melanoma using a melanin-enhanced cancer immunotherapy technique. The team of scientists led by Zhen Gu, assistant professor in the joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC and NCSU, was able to trigger naturally occurring melanin to boost an immune response against skin cancer cells in mice. 


11/20/2017 10:42pm

The UNC LGBTQ Center honors Transgender Day of Remembrance in 2014. Photo by Ani Garrigo.

UNC community recognizes Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance was held around the world on Monday to memorialize the lives of transgender and non-binary individuals who have been murdered because of their identities and to raise awareness regarding high rates of violence against the transgender community. Students and faculty at UNC also took part in the annual observance. 


11/20/2017 9:55pm

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Two UNC students to head to Ireland as Mitchell Scholars

A UNC student, Alexander Peeples, and a UNC graduate, Shauna Rust, have been awarded this year's George J. Mitchell Scholarship, a highly prestigious annual fellowship awarded to 12 scholars nationwide. The scholarship supports graduate studies in Ireland in a subject of their choosing, and covers housing, tuition, and a stipend for costs of living and travel.UNC is the only school that had two students win the scholarship this year. 


11/15/2017 10:57pm

Silent Sam is located on McCorkle Place in Chapel Hill. 

Students express Silent Sam concerns at Board of Trustee's public talk

Nearly 30 community members directly addressed the University’s Board of Trustees concerning the presence of the Silent Sam statue on campus. Chairperson Haywood Cochrane opened the event for public speakers, disclosing that the Board intended to listen to speakers’ statements, but not offer responses. 


11/15/2017 9:13pm

Winning team of Carolina Pitch Party poses with award money. Photo courtesy of William Sweet.

Carolina Pitch Party gives students opportunity to jumpstart ideas

For an assignment in a business class, junior William Sweet came up with the idea to create a cold compression sleeve for people recovering from ACL injuries. His idea won the fourth annual Carolina Challenge Pitch Party, which took place on Nov. 8 as part of the annual Carolina Challenge, a venture competition that gives students and faculty the opportunity to win funding for their idea. Sweet and his group received a $400 award toward the creation of a prototype.


11/14/2017 10:00pm

Landscape painter speaks at Hanes Art Center about the American aesthetic

Marc Handelman, an artist who works in painting, installation, books, film/video and photography, spoke at the NCU ART & Art History Artist Talk at Hanes Arts Center on Tuesday night.  Handelman said a lot of his painting draws on American aesthetics, so much of which is rooted in 19th century American landscape painting. His work explores how forms of rhetoric in landscape and nature appear in today’s art and politics.