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After most undergraduates leave UNC for the summer, thousands of campers flood the area.
If it weren’t for the Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson said the legend of Michael Jackson might have never been.
The University’s transcript is getting a makeover.
Safety is often overlooked by UNC students. They cross busy streets and walk home from the library late at night without thinking twice. Every now and then, they encounter a problem. For those in need, there are several local services to provide legal assistance and preventive measures.
If you need items to furnish or decorate your apartment, look no further than local businesses across the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area. They carry one-of-a-kind used items and basic amenities for any apartment.
The post of the Residence Hall Association president hasn’t been contested in seven years.
Despite the historically bad blood between them, students at UNC and Duke University are eager to cooperate with one another.
Before a crowd of more than 100, Dame Averil Cameron, a recently retired warden of Keble College at Oxford University, said Monday that history is not based solely on truth.
Correction (October 27, 12:34 a.m.): Due to a reporting error, this story incorrectly states the date of Irving Roth’s liberation from Auschwitz. The liberation happened April 11, 1945. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
Students working out at the gym this month could be helping more than just themselves.
A room inside New West served as a forum Monday night for a discussion on the controversial mosque near Ground Zero.
Infections — a possible side effect of admitting oneself to a hospital — are occurring less frequently at UNC Hospitals.
For Gina Cano and Lowlee Urquia, a Nike shirt with a “Made in Honduras” tag reflects time spent in a sweatshop rather than national pride. Cano and Urquia, both from Honduras, spoke at UNC on Monday night in an event sponsored by United Students Against Sweatshops to bring awareness to the needs of workers subjected to what they called grueling conditions in Nike-owned factories.Cano is one of 1,200 workers who lost their jobs at a factory in Honduras that produced garments exclusively for Nike, where she said poor medical services were available for workers. “In this factory, we experienced various workers’ rights violations,” she said. “We didn’t have access to medical care and were gripped out of very basic benefits as workers.”UNC signed an eight-year, $28.34 million contract with Nike that took effect in July 2002. It was renewed in 2008 to last another 10 years, and requires Nike to abide by the University’s Code of Labor Conduct.The University has come under scrutiny in the past for its contracts with Nike and Russell Athletic, companies that have been criticized for treatment of their workers. A UNC committee is responsible for examining such complaints. Last year, the University decided not to renew its contract with Russell Athletic after concluding that the company was not complying with the labor code.At Monday’s event, an interpreter translated the comments throughout the talk. About 60 students attended the lecture.Cano and Urquia said they presented information on their experiences to spread awareness about their plight. They urged outsiders to take up their cause to make a difference.“We hope you’ll join us in this struggle — we think it’s very important,” Urquia said. “We believe everyone in this room has the power to send Nike a clear message that they can’t get away with this.”Urquia said she previously worked for Vision Tex, where she said employees encountered a difficult workplace environment.“We went to work on a Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. only to find the factory had closed,” she said. The workers created a union in response to the treatment to organize in favor of their rights and found some success in their efforts.“Through further help, we were able to obtain 26.5 percent of the severance package we were entitled to,” Urquia said. Rod Palmquist, a member of the United Students Against Sweatshops, spoke about his organization’s efforts to improve working conditions for individuals like Cano and Urquia.“We should stick by factories that support workers’ rights,” he said. Dida El-sourady, a senior international studies major, said she felt strongly about student involvement in the issue.“Students have a lot of power to pressure companies to treat workers well,” she said.Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student government kicked off its Myth-Busters Series Monday night with a discussion on the misconceptions of Greek life.About 20 women, all members of UNC sororities, attended the event in the Campus Y to discuss the Greek community’s evolving relationship with the University along with the stereotypes they encounter as members of fraternities and sororities.One attendant said sorority girls are stereotyped as “daffy,” upper-class and superficial. She said these stereotypes are defied by sorority members every day.Sophomore Blair Stevens, a member of the UNC chapter of Kappa Delta, said some of these stereotypes result from a lack of positive publicity. “I don’t think we get publicity for all that we do,” Stevens said. “Kappa Delta raised over $50,000 at the Shamrock n’ Run event.”Led by Sumaiya Sarwar, co-chairwoman of the Myth-Busters Series Committee, the discussion also addressed the factors that attracted UNC students to the Greek community.Because UNC is so large, joining a chapter is a way for students to get involved at UNC, said one student. Some participants said Greeks are not part of a “cult,” but rather are closely involved with the community. Stevens said the scrutiny applied to issues related to alcohol and drug use has created a misrepresentation of Greek life. “The social aspects are a very small part,” she said.The Myth-Busters Series, part of Student Body President Jasmin Jones’ diversity platform, wraps up Thursday with the program “He, She and Ze?,” which will look at the role of the gender binary in participants’ lives. The event will be held in the Campus Y at 6 p.m. The discussion will be facilitated by Terri Phoenix and Danny Depuy from the LGBTQ Center.There will also be an event in the Pit from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. that will introduce the idea of the gender binary. The Pit event will include a display about the gender binary and various activities.“The purpose of the Myth-Busters Series is to start discussion about different issues,” Sarwar said “The idea is to create an environment where people feel safe to have those discussions.”The Myth-Busters Series was originally intended as a month-long event, but was compressed to a week following planning problems.“I think it’s a great way to dispel those myths that do exist. It’s an exciting way to educate the university about these issues,” said Terri Houston, director for Recruitment and Multicultural Programs in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. The co-chairmen of the committee consulted with Houston during the planning stages of the series.The events are free and open to the public.Contact the University Editor at email@example.com.
A radical leftist turned conservative, David Horowitz’s story is anything but ordinary.A left-wing activist during his time at Columbia University as an undergraduate and at University of California-Berkeley in the 1960s, Horowitz’s political opinions have since changed. He is now a noted conservative who has published many works.He is known for attempting to run ads in college newspapers opposing slavery reparations and promoting "Islamo-Facism Awareness Week."Horowitz came to campus Monday night to discuss the importance of encouraging academic environments that promote democracy through diversity of thought.“You can’t get a good education if you’re only telling half the story,” he said.The event was sponsored by the conservative student publication Carolina Review, although it was not paid for with student fees. About 50 students attended the event.Horowitz said he thinks UNC’s liberal campus reflects the typical college atmosphere, where the freedom of ideas and discussion is not encouraged.He said he thinks most campuses are overrun with liberal faculty members, who discourage conservative thought among students.“How is it possible that the faculties can be conservative-free?” he asked. “If you open your mouth and reveal you’re a conservative, you better be ready to defend yourself.”Approximately 10 police officers were in attendance at Monday’s speech. Randy Young, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, said the security presence was consistent with that provided for any notable speaker visiting campus.“The police presence will be appropriate to the task of maintaining a civil discourse,” Young said.The speech encountered no protests, although several conservative speakers on campus have faced opposition in the past.Horowitz noted the security presence at the event, noting the degree to which conservatives face harassment on college campuses.“It’s a disgrace that we have to have security at a public university,” he said. “Students should be taught how to think, and not what to think."Horowitz discussed what he perceived as the downfalls of having an overwhelmingly liberal faculty and student body.“The intellectual level in liberal arts has never been so low in a hundred years because we’ve purged faculty of conservatives,” he said. Freshman Chase McDonough said he enjoyed the speech, although he was surprised by Horowitz’s comments.“He was less radical than I expected,” he said.Contact the University Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.