Voter turnout in midterm elections has been consistently low among young people ages 18 to 29. But with the divisive nature of the 2016 presidential election, could this signal a shift in young voter turnout for 2018 midterm races?
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.
"If you do have a diverse syllabus, then I've noticed, in fact, students feel more emboldened to speak and to contribute, and they feel like whatever we're calling culture is something they're already a part of," English professor María DeGuzmán said.
In a university-wide message on Jan. 9, Chancellor Carol Folt said UNC administration will review its sexual harassment and discrimination policies in response to the #MeToo movement.
Allen O’Barr is the director of Counseling and Psychological Services and a psychiatrist. Staff writer Eva Ellenburg spoke with him about managing stress during finals.
Senior Morgan Vickers spent the night of the 2017 national championship like most other UNC students: she watched the game, rushed Franklin Street and took pictures with her friends. But unlike the intoxicated crowd around her, Vickers went home once Franklin Street began to clear, choosing to walk away from the growing party scene.
Twenty years after his graduation from UNC, Dr. Satish Gopal will return to campus as the 2017 winter commencement speaker. Gopal lives in Malawi as the cancer program director for UNC Project-Malawi, a medical initiative to improve the nation’s healthcare system. He said being the winter commencement speaker is an honor and a way for him to reflect on the many opportunities UNC has given him.
UNC graduate Scott Jacobson is a writer and co-executive producer of "Bob's Burgers." He also previously wrote for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and has won six Emmys for his work in comedy writing. Staff writer Eva Ellenburg spoke with Jacobson about his journey to success in the comedy writing industry.
The Ackland Art Museum could grow closer to its goal of becoming the preeminent public university art museum through UNC’s five-year capital campaign, “For All Kind: The Campaign for Carolina.”
For most UNC students, college is already more work than play. For over 5,000 of these students, however, they choose to take on a greater workload to fund college expenses through the federal work-study program.