At 11:02 a.m., the National Hurricane Center announced that Hurricane Florence had been increased to a Category 4 hurricane, with a projected path toward the Carolinas. By 1:43 p.m., Alert Carolina released a statement that until further notice, classes and operations would run as scheduled.
This week's office DJ, assistant University desk editor Kate Karstens, is here to help you appreciate an album beyond the singles.
An individual claiming to be David Duke sent an email to multiple UNC faculty after the removal of Silent Sam, stating that he and other "pro-western groups" will be protesting at UNC on an upcoming weekend.
On Wednesday, August 22, at 5:30 pm, the UNC Department of Philosophy will host Stephen Dubner, co-author of New York Times bestseller Freakonomics, and host of Freakonomics Radio. Before his lecture at Gerrard Hall, Dubner spoke to The Daily Tar Heel about what brought him to UNC, how to handle fame and how to bring the Freakonomics mindset to campus.
At the protest against Silent Sam on Monday, August 20, Maya Little gave remarks before the group marched on McCorkle Place, and hours later, removed the statue from its pedestal. She spoke about her experience with police at previous protests, as well as her continued dissent of the Confederate monument on campus. The next day, she spoke with The Daily Tar Heel about her relationship with protesters, her criminal and honor court charges and her next steps.
UNC offers many public safety opportunities from the P2P bus system to the LiveSafe app. Police even host events with students to make them feel more comfortable on campus. Keep reading for more tips on how to stay safe at school.
Think you're safe after stealing a brick? Think again. The UNC Police department views it as a criminal offense, and Carolina Housing punishes those found with bricks in their rooms.
On May 11, all clothing and basket service will cease at Fetzer Hall, bringing an end to the decades-long “Fetzer Grays” tradition. Under the current system, faculty can store their gym clothes in baskets provided by Fetzer. The gym provides faculty with exercise clothing and even washes it for them. The cessation of the service is indicative of a broader concern coming from UNC staff that the University is not supporting healthy lifestyles to the extent necessary to combat America’s increasing obesity problem.
The Status of Women Committee focused on policy solutions for salary discrepancies, childcare for faculty and accommodations for working parents Thursday and how the University will play a role in making these changes.
UNC alums Emily Steele and Peter Wallsten won Pulitzer Prizes for their part in reporting on two of the most important topics in recent years: Bill O'Reilly's sexual assault allegations and Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. They reveal why this success has only motivated them to continue in their field full steam ahead.
Graduate and Professional Federation Senate met for the first time this semester on Tuesday night.