Molly Looman

Articles

An explosion happened at the Davie Poplar tree, a historic UNC landmark, on Nov. 2.

Davie Poplar has stood for centuries

 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. 


Sallie Walker Stockard was the first woman to graduate from UNC. Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC

'It’s just whack-a-mole': Women's history at UNC

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. 


Campaign for Carolina begins historic fundraiser to improve arts, scholarships

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. 


Board of Trustees reviews state of UNC

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. 


Increase in class size causes housing scramble

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.  


Students gather on Hooker Fields for FallFest on Sunday night. There, clubs and organizations sat at tables looking for new members.

Annual Fall Fest rings in the new school year

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. 



Media

The Board of Elections hears the complaint against the Elizabeth Adkins for Student Body President campaign on Friday. 

The Board of Elections hears the complaint against the Elizabeth Adkins for Student Body President campaign on Friday.