Students can travel the world in the FedEx Global Education Center, thanks to the 2018 Carolina Global Photography Exhibition.
During finals week, it seems winter break is on every student's mind. Staff writer Ramishah Maruf asked students what they were most looking forward to in the holidays, and got answers that ranged from shared family traditions to plans to relax.
When Bob Miles was first appointed the full-time study abroad director in 2000, he saw less than 800 students go through his program. Now, UNC is ranked 17th in total students studying abroad among all American higher education institutions, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. According to the report, UNC sent 2,124 abroad in the 2015-2016 school year.
The UNC honor system adopted gender neutral language, adhering to a University policy statement that calls for the use of inclusive language.
For senior Priyansh Patel, taking care of elderly relatives was simply a fundamental part of being in a family, a value he grew up with in an Indian culture. That’s why when he saw the Youth for Elderly Services booth at Fall Fest, he immediately took the chance to get involved. “There’s a great importance to the elderly or anyone that’s older than you in Indian culture,” Patel said. “You have to respect and foster them like they fostered you growing up. Those values were instilled me in an early part of my life.”
Whether it be through movie screenings or food trivia, the month of events for the Asian and Pacific Islander American Autumn aims to empower and unify the APIA community at UNC. APIAutumn will feature 17 events from Oct. 23 to Nov. 18. With 18 different Asian-interest organizations collaborating, Asian Student Association president Jessie Huang said it’s the first time an event of this scale has happened on campus.
UNC alum and The New York Times magazine writer, Nikole Hannah-Jones, was named a MacArthur Genius Grant fellow for her work and documentation on resegregation of the United States, particularly rooted in housing and education. Her work has received vast recognition, winning her a National Magazine, Peabody Award and George Polk Award.
Sophomore Isabel Salas never really felt connected to her Mexican roots growing up in North Carolina. Upon coming to UNC, she met professor Julia Mack in Spanish 266, a course specifically designed for native Spanish speakers.
Patients with cystic fibrosis, asthma and other serious lung diseases may soon be able to breathe easier, thanks to a $12.5 million National Institute of Health grant awarded to UNC researchers.
Students in North Carolina are about to get their own Magic School Bus. Ten Boys and Girls Clubs throughout North Carolina will spend a week in an interactive science vehicle through a partnership with the Morehead Planetarium and GlaxoSmithKline.