THE ISSUE: Conversations on the issue of diversity within The Daily Tar Heel have been circling the office for a while, but the way to go about solving this problem remains a point of debate. Two writers for the DTH offer their opinion on the concept of a diversity quota.
The DTH has a race problem. This isn’t exclusive to the DTH — it plagues both college and professional newsrooms across the country.
“It’s encouraging to know that the person taking over this position is someone I fully trust and have the utmost confidence in,” said current editor-in-chief Tyler Fleming.
Save our local teachers. Orange County Schools will adopt a new policy for teacher contracts that will give teachers who have worked in the district for at least three years increased job security, following approval from the Board of Education in early February. .
The first Student Body President candidates for the 2018 election have been declared: Garima Tomar and Savannah Putnam.
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.
Altha Carvey, UNC professor of geography, speaks in protest of the litigation ban against the Center for Civil Rights.