Screenshot from the virtually Faculty Committee Meeting on Friday, June 19, 2020 to discuss the Carolina Roadmap.

UNC faculty have expressed concerns about the University's reopening, along with student leaders and campus workers. Through a public letter published in The Charlotte Observer and a letter from Chairperson of the Faculty Mimi Chapman, faculty have expressed their fears of returning to campus and of community spread of COVID-19. 

“We are willing to do our part,” Chapman wrote. “But at this point, I believe that our University and perhaps the entire UNC System is being asked to turn straw into gold.”





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A peer counselor at the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid gives financial advice to an incoming transfer student. Students with work study jobs are eligible for SNAP benefits, but few UNC students use the program. 

Here's what you need to know about CARES Act emergency aid for UNC students

UNC announced plans in May to begin releasing emergency funding from the CARES Act to students with a demonstrated need for aid. In the months since then, confusion has run wild through the student body about what exactly that would entail. In particular, students pointed to a lack of timeliness, clarity and transparency on the University's part about the emergency grant funding.


Donald Strickland and Martina Brooks at the Carrboro Hampton Inn & Suites inspect safe breakfast procedures. Photo Courtesy of Laurie Paolicelli.

Here's how COVID-19 has affected Chapel Hill tourism

“We are a safer community to be in than many other places,” Aaron Nelson, the president and CEO of the Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro, said. “People looking for a safe place with great food and a walkable community, we’re a great place for them to come.”  


An empty Boshamer Stadium as pictured on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

The DTH sports desk picks its best walk-up songs ahead of MLB Opening Day

After a near five-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball is back in action with Opening Day slated for Thursday and Friday. With no fans in the stands, walk-up music as players approach the batters box will be some of the only noise echoing through ballparks during the abbreviated 60-game regular season. Here are the tracks some members of our sports desk would choose.  


CORRECTION: A former version of this photo caption incorrectly identified the university that most recently changed a name of a campus building. The university was UNC-Greensboro.
In February, UNC-Greensboro became the third university in the state to remove Charles Brantley Aycock’s name from a campus building.

Chancellor-appointed committee reviews recommendation to remove names of 4 buildings

UNC is one step closer to removing names of individuals tied to white supremacy from four buildings on campus.  A chancellor-appointed committee unanimously voted Tuesday to put forth a recommendation to Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz that the University remove the names Charles B. Aycock, Josephus Daniels, Julian S. Carr and Thomas Ruffin and Thomas Ruffin Jr. from on-campus buildings.


Andrew Miller pitches against Seton Hall on February 19, 2006. Miller played for the UNC baseball team from 2004 to 2006.

Tar Heels in the pros: Former UNC baseball players gear up for Opening Day

This week, although the only fans you’ll see in the stands will be made out of cardboard, Major League Baseball will make its long-awaited return. With the season being reduced from 162 to 60 games, teams that might not otherwise have a chance could make a run at success in the shortened campaign. Here's where a few former Tar Heels stand entering Opening Day.