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.
“The best thing a human being can do for themselves is social connectedness, having warm, supportive, satisfying, compassionate relationships with other people," said Jodi Flick, a professor in the School of Social Work.
UNC Surplus is working to keep unused University property out of landfills and into the hands of thrifty shoppers.
UNC's new website design makes use of modern technology to showcase the unique stories and opportunities that make Chapel Hill special.
Selling student basketball tickets, including coveted Duke tickets, is considered a University policy violation and subject to punishment by honor court.