4/21/2020 8:41pm

A professor shares class slides on Zoom during the first day of online classes on Monday, March 23, 2020. UNC has moved to online learning for the remainder of the semester. 

‘Increasingly strenuous:’ Online petition asks BIO252 lab instructors to ease course load

A student in Biology 252L, Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory, expressed their concerns about the class's rigor during this remote instruction period in an online petition which has over 180 signatures. “In general, the transition from in-person to online should not warrant this degree of difference in the difficulty of this course," the petition reads. 

4/20/2020 8:56pm

The State Board of Education for North Carolina is seeking a federal test waiver following the United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' announcement that allows for the cancellation of testing. The waiver is in response to the COVID-19 outbreak that has led to school closures.

Here's how the pandemic is influencing graduate exams in the near future

Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, many graduate school admissions exams including the GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT are altering their exam format, proctoring and delivery. Jeff Thomas, the executive director of admissions programs for Kaplan Test Prep, shares his thoughts on the exam changes along with UNC students and how these changes have impacted their post-undergraduate plans. 

4/20/2020 8:51pm

Many UNC students who are dating have had to adjust to dating in quarantine. Rylee Parsons and Noah Friedman demonstrate what one of their Zoom dates would look like on April 14, 2020. 

Keeping love life alive in the time of quarantine

Now that University closures and social distancing regulations have become the norm, many UNC students are finding unique ways to stay connected romantically and meet new people. Some students share how they've managed to date amid the pandemic. 

4/19/2020 8:58pm

Campus-goers approach the Old Well and South Building on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.

'Harder to justify': Students consider taking time off if fall semester goes remote

Spring 2020 unexpectedly went remote due to the spread of COVID-19. University Media Relations said in a statement that UNC is working with the UNC System to determine how to move forward in fall 2020.  Some students are considering taking a semester off if fall 2020 continues with online instruction.  One student, sophomore Luke Zhou, decided to take the next semester off for a variety of reasons, including the potential impact of COVID-19 on his parents' income. Sophomore Erin Lee said she is considering taking a gap semester if UNC goes online next semester because the things she likes about college are mostly gone.