9/21/2020 10:02pm

DTH Photo illustration. Sophomore Ibrahim Shakhtour's COMP 110 Turtle Art project became popular on TikTok.

UNC student finds TikTok fame, joy through coding

“I was so happy in the video, and that resonates with a lot of people,” UNC sophomore Ibrahim Shakhtour said.” People could connect to the fact that after they finish something so difficult, that's how happy they are, especially people who have programmed.”

9/21/2020 7:11pm

A student studies on the quad near Carroll Hall while adhering to social distancing guidelines on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.

'New voices': UNC introduces approach to spring semester planning involving students

The University is taking a new approach to planning for the spring semester that includes a new Campus and Community Advisory Committee following an unsuccessful return to in-person classes this fall. Bob Blouin, executive vice chancellor and provost, is leading the spring semester planning process. Three advisory groups will work together and report directly to Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz regarding a potential return to campus. In reflecting on the fall semester at UNC, Blouin said that the University had success in limiting COVID-19 transmission in areas where it could assert more control over student behavior, such as classrooms, research and other on-campus settings.

9/21/2020 12:25am

DTH Photo Illustration. Accidents with Zoom's mute feature and 'zoom bombings' have led to embarrassing virtual experiences for some students.

Mute mishaps, Zoombombings and more abound at Zoom University

Students and professors alike share memorable and frustrating moments of Zoom fails. From unintentional singing while unmuted to obscene and abusive Zoombombings, adjusting to classes online has been difficult for many. Issues with Zoom include students not being able to alert professors or TAs with questions, unintentionally sharing audio, or experiencing security threats from those who Zoombomb.

9/20/2020 7:50pm

Pauli Murray Hall, previously known as Hamilton Hall, houses UNC's history department, among other social sciences. The building, pictured here on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, was recently renamed after civil rights activist Pauli Murray.

UNC’s history department suspends graduate program admissions for fall 2021 cycle

The UNC History Department announced earlier this month that it will not take applications for graduate students for the 2021 cycle Decision comes after a culmination of years of issues with the department's funding model and the University's multi-million dollar loss due to COVID-19 UNC is not alone in its decision, other universities including Brown, NYU, Stanford, etc. have made a similar call