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While on campus, students are required to adhere to the Honor Code, the “heart of integrity at Carolina.”
The Faculty Council passed five recommendations on Dec. 17 that will affect the General Education requirements for undergraduate students.
The leaders of Innovate@Carolina want to make it clear that there’s more to entrepreneurship than just ideas.
A recent theft at the Kenan Football Center has the Department of Public Safety scratching its head — and asking for help.
Unlike the original Berlin Wall, which fell to great public spectacle in 1989, a replica made by UNC College Republicans quietly disappeared Tuesday morning on the 21st anniversary of the wall’s fall.
Some students found voting on Election Day confusing.
The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine will expand its medical school to the UNC-system campuses in Asheville and Charlotte.
Some students might think event signs or traffic equipment make funny dorm decorations.
Addressing a crowd of students as the keynote speaker for Thursday’s First Amendment Day, Frank LoMonte encouraged prospective journalists to responsibly exercise their legal rights.
With blue skies and sunshine, promoting environmental ideals at the Earth Day Fair on Thursday was easy.“The weather can help students appreciate the world around them and why the environment is important,” said Amy Preble, recycling and outreach coordinator for the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling.The Earth Day Fair is an traditional yearly event hosted by the environmental affairs committee of student government. Twelve student organizations and UNC departments promoted environmentally friendly practices and sustainable energy sources at the fair at Polk Place.The Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling provided students with games, temporary tattoos and stickers to raise awareness about recycling. Games included a relay race in which two people competed to sort recyclables and a contest in which students attempted to throw cardboard flying discs into a dumpster to win prizes.Students could also paint reusable canvas bags at the Sierra Student Coalition table.The UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy had several demonstrations that showed how solar, mechanical and hydroelectric energy is converted.“Since we, in the U.S., consume energy, there are some serious considerations on how to use energy efficiently and store energy,” said Duane Deardorff, a professor in the physics and astronomy department. A poster of Chancellor Holden Thorp was placed on the walkway, and students were encouraged to post sticky notes with their ideas and concerns on his face.“We are trying to get out the message that sustainability is important to our school and educating people on ways to get involved and what student government is doing,” said freshman Will Leimenstoll, one of the 2010-11 co-chairmen of the environmental affairs committee.Other groups focused their attention on letting Thorp know their opinion on the environment. Sophomore Taylor Timmerman and freshman Angela Ju of the Sierra Student Coalition highlighted their Beyond Coal campaign, urging UNC to move beyond coal and use more sustainable energy sources.“I think Earth Day is a way to get people involved,” Timmerman said. “It’s also kind of like the New Year’s of environmental clubs. It’s a way to examine yourself and move throughout the year.”Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
Correction (April 22 12:16 a.m.): Due to a reporting error, this incorrectly describes how the session broke into smaller groups. The audience was divided among males, females and those who preferred not to divide by gender. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
The Union Board of Directors voted Tuesday in favor of bringing a Wendy’s fast food restaurant to the bottom of the Student Union while still planning for local or organic food options in the future.The choice was approved with a vote of 8 for, 3 against and 1 abstaining. The facility will not be available before January 2012, Union Director Don Luse said.Despite some protests against the option, Wendy’s was selected because it fulfilled a number of guiding principles set out by the board, including offering late-night hours, brand name recognition and low prices for customers.The board worked with Carolina Dining Services to plan for the restaurant.“We have engaged the services of architects, so in reality, the process has begun,” Luse said. “Knowing what food vendor will be there allows them to continue planning.”Mike Freeman, director of auxiliary services for UNC, said one of the benefits of a dining location in the Union would be a less crowded Lenoir Dining Hall.“There was a lot of argument about it being late-night. The value to us is lunch and eliminating the pressure at Lenoir,” Freeman said.Members of the board who voted in favor of Wendy’s advocated the practicality and potential profit of a well-known corporation on campus.The vote was met with concerns as to whether student voices had been heard in the decision, as well as concerns about the public health effects and the environmental impact of a fast-food restaurant.Loren Hart, co-founder of UNC Food Justice Forum, said he felt the board was rushing to make a vote.“We don’t feel like we have been given the opportunity to be heard,” he said.Hart and others at the meeting were allowed five minutes each to speak Tuesday night.Union and Carolina Dining Services administrators supported the choice by pointing to a survey of 10,000 students that showed Wendy’s to be a popular option.Junior and board member Reva Grace Phillips voted against placing a Wendy’s in the Union.“Our University’s core principles do not line up with Wendy’s,” Phillips said.The implementation of a Wendy’s is part of the first phase of renovations of the Student Union. Carolina Dining Services has pledged to provide more sustainable options in the second phase of renovations, including the possibility of a student-run restaurant.Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are being warned to watch their e-mail accounts for phishing after a scam was uncovered earlier this week.The UNC Information Security Office advised students, faculty and staff to be wary of an e-mail that asks for personal information.The e-mail claims that their UNC online profile is locked, and requests they follow a link and log in using their ONYEN and password. The link actually leads to a phishing Web site that looks similar to the UNC Webmail log-in page, from which hackers gained access to the user’s name and password.Information security manager Judd Knott said ITS became aware of the scam after discussions on the technical listserv about the scam.“We started seeing a bunch of spam start to come from the individuals’ e-mail, and that’s what tips us off that their account has been compromised,” Knott said. “At that point we contacted the individuals.”The number of e-mail accounts compromised is unknown.Prevention may be difficult because these scams are hard to spot, but Knott warns students to always be careful on the Internet. “It used to be pretty obvious forgeries or fakes, but they’ve gotten sophisticated,” Knott said.Never click on suspicious links. “We want to raise consciousness and awareness that these scams are out there and no legitimate organization will ask for your credentials in an e-mail,” Knott said.In order to prevent your account from being hacked, make sure to have a strong password, and change it frequently.If you think your account has already been hacked, change your password immediately to prevent further damage.If spam messages are being sent from your account, it is likely that you have been hacked. Pop-up ads are also a sign.Students who discover viruses on their computer can take them to ITS to be repaired.
When universities ask author and performer Bear Bergman to speak about transgender issues, they usually expect a story of hardships and tragedy.But Tuesday night, Bergman gave a lecture that celebrated, rather than pitied, the experience of being transgendered.“Are there bad things? Of course there are,” Bergman said. “But part of what I’m here to say is we do not have to be defined by the bad things. We can choose to create and tell another story about being trans. Let’s make our triumphs more powerful than our tragedies.”Bergman’s lecture, titled “Sing if You’re Glad to be Trans!” was hosted by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Center. About 30 students and members of the community attended.“It’s a great opportunity to serve both students who have already put a lot of thought into gender expression and identity, and those who haven’t,” said Maggie Carlin, a first-year graduate student who worked with LGBTQ for the event. “We like to challenge the gender binary.”Bergman’s lecture focused on the communities, awareness, successes and sex of transgendered individuals.The speech was an excerpt from Bergman’s book, “The Nearest Exit May be Behind You.” Bergman encouraged audience members to take pride in their journey and share it with others.“Pride serves us better as individuals,” Bergman said. “How healthy can it possibly be to continue to rehearse our hard stories and our shameful stories?”Bergman also said lectures at universities are important for students.“I think all opportunities to gain great understanding and therefore empathy with people you might not encounter or know you are encountering are valuable,” Bergman said.“It’s a big world students are released into after graduation. It’s miraculously diverse and highly advantageous for people to know what people they interact with.”Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
Slavery, women’s rights, economics and animal rights all have one thing in common — food.
When Ellen Kullman became chief executive officer of DuPont, a science-based products and services company, the entire globe was facing an economic recession.
Thursday night, Hogan Medlin and Shruti Shah faced off — five days early.The Roosevelt Institute, a student-run public policy group, held a forum for the two student body president candidates to answer policy-related questions before they compete in a runoff election on Tuesday.The candidates attempted to highlight their individual and often conflicting philosophies toward student government and the role of the student body president. Shah advocates for a smaller, more focused executive branch, while Medlin favors a more expansive role for the group.The candidates answered a variety of questions, including some related to tuition, campus safety, health care, student government, out-of-state students, student fees and academic advising.When asked what their first act in office would be, both candidates cited the transition process as an important item to address. Medlin then said he would work on restructuring the tuition process for next year, while Shah emphasized building relationships with student government and their collaborative counterparts.The candidates were asked to describe, in one word, what their administrations would be like. Shah chose “supportive,” while Medlin chose “inclusive.”While fewer than 15 people attended the forum, Roosevelt Institute President Sara John said she thought the forum allowed the candidates a chance to discuss their platforms and gave voters the opportunity to make a more informed decision.“The votes shouldn’t be cast based on only former candidates’ endorsements,” John said. “It should be based upon their own interactions.”Medlin won 44 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election, compared to Shah’s 16 percent. Three of the four eliminated candidates — Nash Keune, Joe Levin-Manning and Greg Strompolos — have endorsed Shah.When asked about policy-related questions, Medlin pointed to specific ideas in his 68-page platform that dealt with those issues. He said that throughout the campaign he has worked to highlight his all-inclusive plan.Shah has focused on re-structuring the executive branch and using the improved efficiency to connect with existing resources on campus to address problems.The candidates said this forum was different from the others they had attended because the questions were more specific and policy-oriented. At least 14 other forums were held before the general election.“Compared to the general forums we have had, this was specific and easier to do,” Medlin said.Shah also said she thought the forum was helpful. “I think people need to hear how Hogan and I feel on certain issues and what we plan to do,” she said.The candidates agreed that they hope students will take careful consideration when casting votes Tuesday.“I think it’s good in the runoff situation when students can make up their own mind,” Medlin said.The Roosevelt Institute did not endorse a candidate.Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Veronica Selzler had been planning a service trip to Haiti since last semester.
Correction (Jan. 21 12:59 a.m.): Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this story misquoted Mark McNutt, spokesman for the Educational Testing Service. McNutt actually said, “This is the largest revision of the test ever. It was time to do it.” The story has been changed to reflect the correction. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
It’s your second year of college.You’re feeling like the novelty of college has worn off, you’re confused about your major, you don’t know how to adequately study and you’re not as involved as you’d like to be.You’re going through the “sophomore slump.”But in an effort to reverse a phenomenon where second-year students become disconnected with the University community, student government has created a committee to hold forums and plan programs to combat the doldrums.“Sophomores can kind of get into a rut in terms of academics, social and extracurricular activities,” said sophomore Olivia Hammill, co-chairwoman of student government’s second start committee. “They start to feel apathetic about school in general because the newness of school has worn off and there aren’t many programs targeted toward sophomores.”Hammill said the committee has held forums and planned a learning community to keep sophomores engaged not only in their studies but also in extracurricular activities. The forums, held throughout the semester, allowed sophomores to voice concerns, struggles and suggestions for improvement, she said.At these “brown bag luncheons,” sophomores completed surveys asking them to propose solutions to the slump and discussed their concerns about joining new groups after deciding not to continue with clubs they joined freshman year.Sophomore Wendy Tapia said it’s easy to lose excitement for clubs as a sophomore.“I think coming in as a freshman I was really excited about it,” Tapia said. “Once you’re actually in it, it’s not as exciting as it was before and it doesn’t have the same appeal.”The students also met with academic advisers, faculty members and student groups to discuss how they could reverse falling grades and become more involved on campus.Hammill said forums have been helping committee members develop projects to address sophomores’ struggles, such as a new living-learning community called Sophomore Year Navigating Carolina. The community will be committed to encouraging collaborative learning, campus leadership and exploration of majors and careers.The second start committee also is planning to host a spring activities fair with other student government committees and campus organizations. “If you still want to get involved and find your niche, you still can,” she said.Cynthia Demetriou, the undergraduate education retention coordinator, said the forums and programs show UNC’s concern.“It sends a message to sophomore students that there are people that want them to succeed,” she said. Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.