CAMPUS


3/17/2020 7:30pm

DTH Photo Illustration. The closing of UNC's residence halls for the rest of the year has left students scrambling to get their things from campus. 

Coronavirus closures complicate move-out process for many UNC students

The closing of UNC's residence halls for the rest of the academic year has left students scrambling to get their things from campus. Though the University initially announced last Wednesday that campus would remain "open and operational" during the remote learning period, the UNC System sent a press release on Tuesday announcing that students must return to their permanent addresses unless granted an exception. The University sent an email later that day, instructing students to move out of their residence halls unless granted a housing waiver. Now, students are dealing with the practical implications of moving out. 

3/16/2020 9:24pm

DTH Photo Illustration. A student sits at a desk on March 16, 2020. UNC students and professors are preparing for online instruction.

From jazz to LFIT, UNC professors plan how they'll take their classes online next week

With the transition to online learning coming up on March 23, UNC professors are planning on how to make their classes remote. For some areas of study like music and physical fitness, this online transition presents unique challenges.  The University has extended spring break by a week to give professors time to prepare for online learning. For some professors, this means figuring out how to teach instrumental music over Zoom. For others, this means seeking help from other professors across the country. 


3/13/2020 4:02pm

Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz makes opening remarks ahead of the awards at the 39th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecture and Award Ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. "We must continue to confront our history so we can learn from that history, fuel from the learnings and move forward together," he said.

We sat down with Chancellor Guskiewicz to talk coronavirus, the Clery Act and more

This academic year has brought a report detailing Clery Act violations by the University, the reversal of the Silent Sam settlement between the UNC System Board of Governors and the North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans Inc., a global pandemic and more. Kevin Guskiewicz began as interim chancellor in February 2019 and took on the position permanently in December 2019.  The Daily Tar Heel sat down with Guskiewicz to talk about the challenges to the University during his time as chancellor so far, as well as his plans for the future. 


3/12/2020 5:08pm

Old Well

UNC cancels all spring 2020 study abroad programs

Spring 2020 study abroad programs to European countries with Level 3 (Avoid Nonessential Travel) travel advisories from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been canceled in response to the spread of coronavirus, according to a campus-wide email sent from Thursday. 


3/12/2020 4:03pm

DTH Photo Illustration. A UNC student holds a suitcase and a surgical mask on campus on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The coronavirus has cancelled various study abroad programs. 

Summer study abroad programs through UNC canceled

Summer 2020 study abroad programs through the University have been cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus, according to an email from Heather Ward, associate dean for Study Abroad and International Exchanges, sent Thursday and a campus-wide email sent Friday. Students who have signed study abroad contracts already will have their contracts voided and will not be charged administrative fees or other cashier-billed expenses for the program, the email said.