10/27/2020 7:50pm

UNC sophomore Vishan Balyan plates his dinner in Hinton James Residence Hall on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.

'Nothing happening': Students share a day in the life on UNC's empty campus

After UNC faced outbreaks of COVID-19 at the start of the fall semester, the majority of on-campus students left to return home or to find an off-campus residence. But a little over 1,000 students remained living in residence halls, according to the University’s COVID-19 Dashboard.  And the on-campus experience, in light of COVID-19 guidelines, is vastly different than anything experienced before.

10/26/2020 8:40pm

Chair Darrell Allison at a previous meeting at the UNC Center for School Leadership Development on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.

BOG member and Racial Equity Task Force Chairperson Darrell Allison resigns

Black students make up over one-fifth of total enrollment at UNC-System schools, which include five historically Black institutions. Within the Board of Governors, the UNC System's 24 voting-member governing body, there were only three Black members — which equals just 12.5 percent.  But last month, that number decreased to two when BOG member Darrell Allison unexpectedly resigned. If a Black individual is not named as a replacement by the North Carolina General Assembly, the community would be represented descriptively by just eight percent of the Board.