STUDENT LIFE


3/8/2018 10:13pm

Katie McNeirney, Digital Heritage Center student, shows how Wilson Library is digitizing some of North Carolina records from all around the state in Jan. 2015.

North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is up for the highest library honor

A first for the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, the center has been named a finalist for the nation’s highest library award.  “They combine statewide leadership with on-site guidance and assistance to ensure that one-of-a-kind resources can be accessed across the state, nation and the world," said Cal Shepard, state librarian for North Carolina.


3/7/2018 9:10pm

Want a better life? Log off social media

As a way to focus more on studying, Maddie DeVries decided to unplug from social media when midterms began. Now, she's realizing how much better she is without it, and she's staying logged off.


3/5/2018 10:35pm

Charlie Rose is photographed on Nov. 7, 2016 at the NYPL Library Lions Gala in New York, New York. (Erik Pendzich/Rex Shutterstock/Zuma Press/TNS)

How the #MeToo movement is affecting university awards

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, many colleges, including UNC, have been navigating the decision of whether to revoke honors and awards given to prominent figures accused of sexual misconduct -- from TV host Bill O'Reilly to film producer Harvey Weinstein. 


3/5/2018 9:28pm

Graphic courtesy of James Markham

UNC professors create graphic book to help simplify the prison system

"The idea of a graphic novel, to me, seemed perfect for this new generation of people that are coming into our system in adult correction,” said Shane Tharrington, North Carolina Department of Public Safety employee who helped with the book.  The state prison system can be complex, but a professor in UNC's School of Government created an educational graphic novel featuring illustrations and diagrams to simplify the incarceration process for accused young people entering the system.

3/1/2018 10:13pm

UNC students participate in a self-portrait drawing activity at the Love Your Body event in the Student Union on Thursday night.

'Love Your Body' explores body positivity, combats social beauty standards

“I think on campuses we compete a lot with each other, and it’s really easy to kinda get caught up comparing yourself,” said junior Aryana Ainolhayat.  Love Your Body attendees celebrate their bodies by sharing their experiences with the dreaded freshman 15 and struggles in accepting their bodies in light of media representation.


2/28/2018 10:32pm

The Daily Tar Heel will receive student government funding to reimburse reporter travel

The Daily Tar Heel was approved to receive funding from student fees to cover travel expenses. The DTH stopped receiving funding from the University in 1993, to avoid a conflict of interest.  “Since we’re serving the University with our sports coverage, we’re serving our students that way. We think it’s fair that we ask for some money to cover that,” said Matt Queen, president of the DTH Board of Directors.