10/13/2020 6:19pm

DTH Photo Illustration. Students in the class of 2025 are applying to UNC in a pandemic this year.

'A leap into a life that is to come’: Class of 2025 looks ahead while applying to UNC

With the early action application deadline approaching, class of 2025 applicants must take into account the various changes made due to the pandemic. Opportunities to take tests like the SAT or ACT have been repeatedly canceled due to public health concerns.  Associate Director of Admissions Michael Davis is responsible for undergraduate student recruitment at the University.  Davis said the UNC System has adjusted to the current situation and waived test score requirements for fall 2021.

10/12/2020 8:23pm

DTH Photo Illustration. The University Development Office provides endowments and funding for various projects on campus.

Here's why UNC's $3 billion endowment can't all be used for COVID-19 relief

University leaders explain what the UNC endowment is and how its funds are being used in light of the pandemic.  The UNC endowment had a market value of over $3 billion in the 2019 fiscal year, leading some to see it as a possible lucrative source of funding for students and community members struggling financially during the pandemic.  Endowment funds are collected from various donors and invested by a team at the UNC Management Company, which is composed of a board of business leaders, investment experts and University leaders who make decisions on how to monitor and invest donations. Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for University Development Cynthia Butler said that only a small percentage of the value of endowment funding is available for liquid use. 

10/11/2020 6:38pm

(From left) Junior communication and dramatic arts major Matthew Keith, CFA president junior Julia Stamey, and junior computer science and communications major Michael Sparks discuss a scene on the set of a project on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

UNC student filmmaker named finalist in study abroad film festival

Michael Sparks' film "My Trip to Japan" has been selected as one of three finalists in this year’s IES Abroad Study Abroad Film Festival. The filmmaker behind the grand prize-winning film will win $1,500. The public can vote for the winner on the festival’s website through Oct. 14. The winner will be announced live on YouTube Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. EST. 

10/8/2020 7:52pm

First generation UNC students feel isolated during UNC’s virtual semester

For many first generation students, the switch to remote learning has translated into difficulties finding affordable tutoring options outside UNC and finding adequate living options.  Programs and resources are available for first generation students to stay connected with other students, discuss academic challenges and issues they’re facing during the at-home semester, and receive guidance from faculty mentors and participate in peer coaching.