Topics: Year in Review 2015

The Daily Tar Heel's annual Year in Review issue as we look back on 2015.

Year in Review: Racial tensions remain high on campus


At a Nov. 19 town hall meeting on race and inclusion, a group of students read a list of 50 demands of UNC.

Year in Review: A football season for the record books


The North Carolina football team had one goal in mind when it took the field for the first time against an ACC opponent in 2015 -- win the Coastal Division.

Year in Review: Pam Hemminger narrowly wins mayorship, looks to change town's development strategy

Local politics had a big shake-up this year after November elections left the town with results it hadn’t seen in half a century.

Year in Review: Margaret Spellings will take the helm after a long year for the UNC-system

After current UNC-system President Tom Ross was forced to resign in January, a controversial and closed-door search process resulted in the hire of former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings in October — a replacement many have opposed.

Year in Review: Dean search ends with Guskiewicz

After a nearly 11-month process, UNC announced Kevin Guskiewicz as the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in October.

Year in Review: Chapel Hill shooting case stagnant, but legacy lives on

The horrific acts on Feb. 10 that occurred at the Finley Forest Condominiums in the Summerwalk Circle area led to the deaths of three students: Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, of Chapel Hill; Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, of Chapel Hill; and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh. 

Deah Barakat was a second-year student in the UNC School of Dentistry; Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha was his wife and planned to start studying dentistry at UNC in the fall.

Year in Review: A tumultuous year for the Board of Governors finally concludes


Rarely has the UNC-system’s Board of Governors seen a year like this one. Marked with turmoil and change, 2015 has seen the board face criticism from every direction.

Year in Review: CHALT's impact felt on its first election cycle

Chapel Hill’s first political action committee, Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town, has made its mark after just one election cycle. 

Year in Review: Antitrust lawsuit added to UNC's litany of legal problems

UNC has found itself at the heart of another lawsuit, this one alleging a violation of federal antitrust laws.

Year in Review: Delayed NC budget passed despite controversy

After two and a half months of delays, the N.C. General Assembly passed the state budget for 2015-17 in mid-September.

Year in Review: Homeless shelter finds new location, food operation center discussed


The Chapel Hill homeless shelter has finally found a new home. 

Year in Review: UNC's fall sports wrap up their 2015 season

As this semester comes to an end, we take the time to look back on another fall of North Carolina athletics.