On campus today
Yesterday, the newly-renovated Karen Shelton Stadium was unveiled for the UNC field hockey team, making it the first UNC athletic playing facility to be named after a woman. It's hard to believe that such a successful career began with Shelton not wanting to be a head coach. Read more about the barriers Shelton overcame in her career to bring in championships, awards and incomparable legacy of coaching.
Yesterday, an individual named Sarah Ferrell was issued a warning of trespass after posing as a UNC student and trying to get into Granville Tower. An individual by the same name has been reported to NC State officials, and the reports have led to a lot of conversation regarding the girl's identity and motives.
On Thursday night, UNC football will welcome back their teammates who were suspended after they sold team-issued shoes, including last year's starting quarterback Chazz Surratt and defensive end Malik Carney, when they take on Miami.
Yesterday was UNC's tenth annual First Amendment Day, and Silent Sam was central to the day's discussion, especially during the panel called Public Art, Public Memorials and the First Amendment.
On Monday, the Chancellor and Board of Trustees announced that they'd created an email for suggestions about Silent Sam. But in the midst of suggestions about the statue's potential relocation, UNC Libraries have already said they don't want the monument.
Things to do
Revisit the 2000s, without the low-rise jeans. WXYC will be hosting a 2000s dance at Cat's Cradle. Hint: We're a little biased because assistant city editor David Saff is a DJ for the event (we call him DJ Tallanasty).
One more thing!
Thanks to our wonderful and generous friends, DTH Media Corp. is about $3,000 shy of our first quarter goal of raising $25,000 by Oct. 1 (and about $78,000 shy of our goal to raise $100,000 by June). If you'd like to help us reach our goal, check out this link! We can't thank you enough.
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