LeRoy Frasier, a Durham native who was one of the first black undergraduate students to attend UNC, died on Dec. 29, in New York City due to heart failure. He was 80 years old.
UNC launched “For All Kind: the Campaign for Carolina” today with a kick off event in Polk Place. A fundraising campaign aiming to raise $4.25 billion by the end of 2022, Campaign for Carolina marks the largest campaign in the school’s history and the second largest among public universities in the country. Its goals are, among other things, to eliminate financial barriers to education and improve the arts at UNC. Here’s how the fundraiser affects students.
Kevin Young is the author of 11 books of prose and poetry. Two of his books, "Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015" and "Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News," have been longlisted for National Book Awards for poetry and nonfiction respectively. Young is also the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and is the incoming poetry editor at The New Yorker.
Representatives of UNC Student Organizations and a lawyer representing the UNC Black Law Students Association sent a letter to Chancellor Carol Folt, UNC President Margaret Spellings, the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors saying they will sue the University if they do not act on Silent Sam.
Aaron Bachenheimer, director of fraternity and sorority life and community involvement at UNC, said there is currently no answer as to when sorority recruitment will resume, and they are determining a plan to decide how and when to move forward.
The UNC Department of Public Safety removed signs and belongings of the Students of Silent Sam at around 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, as the group responded with chants of “this is what democracy looks like.”
On Homecoming weekend in 2016, recent UNC graduate Monique LaBorde set out a plate of locks and a few sharpies and waited in the Coker Arboretum.
UNC workers across campus, including graduate students, are coming together to form a new University Workers Union in an effort to protect their interests from the University.
When senior Riley Foster first started tutoring young refugee students, she assumed she was being encouraging and reaffirming of their abilities. But when one student casually mentioned he was never going to go to college because his parents couldn’t afford it, Foster felt disheartened.
An incident of domestic violence at one of UNC’s graduate and family housing communities left one resident dead and two injured early Sunday morning.
Altha Carvey, UNC professor of geography, speaks in protest of the litigation ban against the Center for Civil Rights.