Arts initiatives like Arts Everywhere are creating a public platform for the arts at UNC, integrating them into campus life through new events, performances and installations of public art. But despite this visible appreciation for the arts, there are still signs of internal neglect. Many arts facilities on campus are in disrepair and have been for years. Sabine Gruffat, associate professor of studio art at UNC, pointed out that there’s no public space on campus for contemporary art.
The difference between the quality of buildings on UNC's campus can be stark. Sleek modern science buildings can be placed next to older, historical ones, but maintaining the quality of these buildings can turn into a financial struggle.
At Wednesday’s Undergraduate Student Senate meeting, members discussed several proposed committees and how each member would fit into these committees.
Students will get a chance to work with 3-D printers and lasers in makerspaces for credit through the new Maymester course ARTS 343 — a studio art course involving makerspace technology called “MAKE: Art in the (New) Age.”
Panelists discussed state and graduate workers' rights as well as how the University can organize in support of these rights at the "Workers Rights at the University Teach-In" discussion Wednesday.
Panelists discussed immigration and documentation in the Undocumented Students and Workers in North Carolina panel discussion held Wednesday.
Construction occurring directly adjacent to the Ackland Art Museum will force the museum to close for two weeks starting Monday.
Muhamed Abubakr, a civil and human rights activist from Sudan, spoke Wednesday about how his experiences as a refugee from the Sudanese Civil War made him value activism.
The two pairs running to lead the Campus Y in 2017-18 — Nick McKenzie and Asha Patel, and Alexander Peeples and Courtney Staton — spoke about their plans to improve the organization in the Campus Y Co-Presidents Forum Wednesday.