Lorcan Farrell


Matthew Andrews, the Chiron Award winner, sits in his office covered in sports paraphernalia. Contrib/Photo Credit: Sarah Leck. 

Matthew Andrews hits a home run to win Chiron Award

If you were going to die tomorrow what would you talk about tonight? That’s the prompt given to the annual winner of the Chiron Award for their award lecture. The Chiron Award is given each year to a professor nominated by their students in recognition of their character and service to the undergraduate population. It was inspired by the last lecture of Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie-Mellon who had been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. 

Dr. Tibor Spitz presented his artwork and life story of surviving the Holocaust in the Union Auditorium on Wednesday evening.

Tibor Spitz speaks at UNC on Holocaust experience

When he was 15 years old, Tibor Spitz crawled out of a hand built shelter, dug into the side of a hill in Slovakia, where he had spent the previous seven months hiding from the German army. 73 years later, he walked into the Student Union Auditorium to help ensure people do not forget the horrors he and other Jews went through during the Holocaust.

A noise demonstration was held outside South Building on Wednesday afternoon. Demonstrators used drums, pots, pans and noise makers to protest the Silent Sam statue on campus. 

Students continue to make noise about Silent Sam

“If we don’t get no justice, you don’t get no peace,” was the chant ringing out from a crowd of protesters gathered on the steps of the South Building early Wednesday afternoon. Carrying drums, pots, party favors, whistles and homemade shakers the protesters were part of the most recent effort to get the University to remove Silent Sam from its spot in McCorkle Place.

Fire safety demonstration in the Pit

First-years get lit in the Pit

Students in the pit yesterday got a fiery welcome back to campus. As part of the University’s Week of Welcome program, UNC Department of Environment, Health & Safety held a program on fire safety and how to use a fire extinguisher. 

First-year dramatic art and journalism major  Amy Cockerham (left) and first year psychology major Madison Robertson spin on one of the new structures outside Davis library.

The Ackland Art Museum brings interactive art to campus

An exhibition of brightly colored kinetic sculptures have popped up around campus, giving students a new way to interact with art. The exhibition is called Los Trompos — Spanish for “the tops” — and is a collaboration between two Mexican designers, Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena.