"It's a huge undertaking, but the demands being made on schools today are greater than ever before in the history of this country,” said Stephen Halkiotis, chairperson of the Orange County Schools Board of Education
'Somebody Is Hurting Our people and It’s Gone on Far Too Long' was the theme of the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign rally in Raleigh on Monday.
"It affects me, and it affects a lot of people I know, and it affects my community. It affects Black students, Black faculty members and Black community members on this campus. It continues to affect them (in) the many ways in which Black people on this campus are abused, the way that Black athletes are exploited for the Tar Heel brand, the way in which our faces are plastered all over the Carolina for All Campaign when the University doesn’t want to remove a statue that is against our very existence as Black people on this campus."
To empower survivors of rape and sexual assault, the Student Safety and Wellness Committee of the Undergraduate Student Government Executive Branch hosted a Take Back the Night march on Wednesday evening. Around 20 students marched across campus and Franklin Street to bring awareness to the sexual violence against women, men and non-binary individuals by men.
As the school year ends, junior Savannah Putnam is taking on the role of student body president in senior Elizabeth Adkins’ place. In her administration, Adkins focused on mental health, diversity and sexual assault prevention.
Jonathan Hess, distinguished professor of Jewish History and Culture, died suddenly Monday afternoon. Students and faculty reflect on the powerful legacy Hess left behind for students and faculty at Carolina.
Senior Lindsay Player’s 5-year-old student Matthew ran off the stage immediately after finishing his piece at his first piano recital. Now, four years later, Matthew enjoys playing Ludwig van Beethoven and delivers a huge bow at the end of his performances.
The UNC Computer Science Diversity Panel discussed the difficulties women and minority groups can face in the workforce while also celebrating their accomplishments Wednesday night. Tanya Amert, a third-year Ph.D. candidate and former Microsoft software development engineer, recommended that undergraduate students — particularly women and minorities — get involved as learning assistants so that other minority undergrad students can be motivated and inspired by someone who looks like them.
In a move from second place last year, the UNC School of Medicine was ranked first for their primary care program in U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 “Best Graduate Schools.” The medical school is looking forward to more improvements in prevention and healthcare accessibility.
Johna Register-Mihalik, an assistant professor of exercise and sport science, had a positive experience with UNC’s parental leave policies when she took leave for a semester after her son was born last year and a few years before that with her daughter. However, she said some faculty members in other departments have a more difficult time taking time off and coming back to work.
North Carolina Poor People's Campaign staged a protest in downtown Raleigh on May 14.