6/29/2020 7:45am

Graphic of Heel Talk podcast

Heel Talk episode 12: Faculty and staff petition UNC against return to campus

In this episode, host Evely Forte spoke to DTH reporter and incoming Assistant Copy Editor Sasha Schroeder and incoming Assistant Online Editor Praveena Somasundaram to understand why many UNC faculty members, professors and teaching assistants are petitioning UNC administration about the fall 2020 semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic, what the petitioners are really demanding and how they hope the University will implement potential changes. 

6/28/2020 10:54pm

A summer facilities worker walks to the edge of Wilson Library while wearing a mask as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

'On the front lines': UNC facilities workers consider costs of fall return to campus

As the start of the fall semester approaches, questions from housekeeping and facilities workers about the practicality and implementation of safety guidelines for on-campus operations remain.  Part of the community standards for sanitizing these public spaces involve housekeeping staff disinfecting “high-touch surfaces,” like restrooms and elevator buttons, four times every day, and cleaning all classroom surfaces nightly.   "For them to do the cleaning the way they want it done in every building, it’s not possible,” said one housekeeping crew leader.

6/25/2020 7:49am

Clay Morris, the UNC rising sophomore who created the podcast. Photo courtesy of Clay Morris.

UNC sophomore creates podcast focused on intersectionality of LGBTQ+ and POC experiences

Rising sophomore Clay Morris recently produced his own podcast, called SEGREgayTION, which aims to hold LGBTQ+ related discussions with other LGBTQ+ men of color like himself.  Morris, who has been learning to produce audio as he goes, wanted to create a space to hold discourse specifically focused on intersectionality and the experiences of being a person of color and a member of the LGBTQ+ community.