On Dec. 3, 1792, Revolutionary War Gen. William R. Davie and five other men were having a picnic. It was this meeting that would decide the location of the University, and it was this man for whom one of UNC’s many monuments would be named: the Davie Poplar.
The Chapel Hill Fire Department responded to an explosion on McCorkle Place Thursday afternoon after 3 p.m. The Daily Tar Heel is working to get more information.
With conversations of race and gender, historical context has become increasingly relevant. Because women comprise over 57 percent of UNC’s undergraduate enrollment, it can be perceived that the discussion of women on campus is over. Though issues facing women at UNC have changed since its first female graduate in 1898, problems still persist.
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.
The Board of Trustees met in full on Thursday, September 28, to discuss tension on campus, hear budget proposals and give the state of the University thus far. The meeting began remarks from the student body president and the chairperson, including a standing ovation for the existing provost and the introduction of the newly hired Bob Blouin.
Near the end of July, UNC students received calls asking if they would be willing to move out of their current dorms. The calls were coming from Carolina Housing and, due to the nature of their request and other recent changes to student housing, some of the students receiving these calls were confused.
This past weekend, students were welcomed to UNC with the long standing tradition of FallFest, hosted by the Carolina Union. Around 24,000 students were in attendance, including the new class of 2021. With 360 student organizations present, and 22 performances, Fall Fest serves as an informative and energetic welcome to Carolina.
Chancellor Carol Folt sent a campus wide email this afternoon about a possible rally that may occur tomorrow evening concerning the Silent Sam statue.
New students touring UNC’s campus are not the usual high schoolers figuring out their college applications. These students are bilingual fourth-graders from Frank Porter Graham Elementary School.
While UNC is home to several rigorous graduate schools and programs, it is also home to graduate school clubs that help students cope with stress and make connections.