STUDENT LIFE


10/24/2017 10:23pm

Sallie Walker Stockard was the first woman to graduate from UNC. Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC

'It’s just whack-a-mole': Women's history at UNC

With conversations of race and gender, historical context has become increasingly relevant. Because women comprise over 57 percent of UNC’s undergraduate enrollment, it can be perceived that the discussion of women on campus is over. Though issues facing women at UNC have changed since its first female graduate in 1898, problems still persist. 


10/24/2017 10:02pm

Faculty association gives community to retired faculty

UNC’s Retired Faculty Association offers up answers to former university professors who are retired but still looking to stay professionally active. UNC's RFA aims to offer a chance for professors to extend their impact on the University.


10/24/2017 9:41pm

The 'Academic-Athletic' scandal leaves academic reforms in its wake

UNC's academic scandal recently came to a close, but its effects are ongoing. In response to the academic irregularities that were brought to light in 2011, the University instituted several policy reforms. The reforms are described as "extensive steps in the long journey to bring a painful chapter in campus history to a proper conclusion."

10/24/2017 9:33pm

Bubba Cunningham (left), UNC Athletic Director, contributes to discussion at a 2016 meeting of the Faculty Athletics Committee (FAC) while Ezra Baeli-Wang, a student athlete advisory council representative, listens intently.

Academic scandal leads to more oversight by faculty committee

In light of the NCAA investigations, UNC has been under both academic and athletic investigations. Within the Faculty Council there is a special committee to deal with these issues and how they should interact. Working with professors and students, the faculty athletics committee recently announced new changes to the athletics department.


10/24/2017 7:59pm

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Beta Upsilon Chi to join Interfraternity Council as associate member

What began as a slight curiosity in 2015 by then UNC sophomore Harrison Toohey, would later become the foundation for a new Greek chapter at UNC.   Toohey's conversations with the fraternity members at his summer job, Pine Cove Christian Camp, transformed into a new chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi, abbreviated as BYX, at UNC focused on providing members an alternative fraternity experience.


10/24/2017 7:25pm

APIAutumn empowers Asian American community through month of events

Whether it be through movie screenings or food trivia, the month of events for the Asian and Pacific Islander American Autumn aims to empower and unify the APIA community at UNC. APIAutumn will feature 17 events from Oct. 23 to Nov. 18. With 18 different Asian-interest organizations collaborating, Asian Student Association president Jessie Huang said it’s the first time an event of this scale has happened on campus.


10/23/2017 7:50pm

Rachel Medlin

Word On The Street: What is your favorite Halloween memory?

With Hallo-weekend quickly approaching, students at Chapel Hill are getting their costumes ready and waiting for the highly anticipated festivities. Whether you’ll be watching "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the Varsity Theatre, monster-mashing with friends or joining the thousands on Franklin Street come Halloween night, it is sure to be a thriller.


10/23/2017 7:25pm

Photos are owned by the MacArthur Foundation and licensed under a Creative Commons license: CC-BY.
Credit: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Photo is of Nikole Hannah-Jones

Q&A with MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, UNC alum Nikole Hannah-Jones

UNC alum and The New York Times magazine writer, Nikole Hannah-Jones, was named a MacArthur Genius Grant fellow for her work and documentation on resegregation of the United States, particularly rooted in housing and education. Her work has received vast recognition, winning her a National Magazine, Peabody Award and George Polk Award.