A white supremacist group in Wilmington burned a Black newspaper to the ground in 1898—only seven original newspapers survived. Last year, eight grade students and journalist from Wilmington recovered some of the papers and UNC's Wilson library hosted them to participate in the digitization of the papers.
Relay for Life of UNC is moving to merge with the Orange County branch of the organization. The UNC branch raised over $50,000 this year.
Carolina students live 24/7 in hand-built shacks to raise money and awareness for Habit for Humanity. Campus organization compete to raise the most money in a week.
UNC kicked off National Autism Awareness Month on April 2nd by launching the #LightUNCBlue to help garner support and understanding for those with autism spectrum disorder.
The University Affairs Committee assembled on Wednesday to cover a plethora of UNC-related things that you should know about. Here’s the rundown.
The annual 24-hour no-sleeping, no-sitting Dance Marathon is the culmination of a yearlong effort by Carolina For The Kids to raise money to support families of patients at UNC Children’s Hospital. The organization’s flagship grant, the For The Kids Fund, provides financial assistance for necessities not covered by insurance, like money for travel and critical utility bills.
“Although this happens to involve UNC, there are colleges all over the country that are distorting FERPA to withhold information that people need for their own safety," said Frank LoMonte, former executive director, now senior legal fellow at SPLC.
The book focuses on topics including the relationship between globalization and democracy, the future of African politics through a pan-Africanist lens and institutional racism in the United States' criminal justice system.
A new program called the Carolina Angel Network (CAN) brings together student entrepreneurs, faculty and UNC alumni to fund new startup business ventures and ignite innovation.
"To those 50 students so far and hopefully many, many more, we are offering an opportunity not only to gain employment on campus, but to gain employment within an organization that you have say in and that you can gain hands-on entrepreneurship and experiential education in," said The Meantime's chairperson and co-founder Lauren Eaves.