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6/14/2020 8:55pm

Travis T. Tygart at the Helsinki Commission Hearing in Washington D.C. on Friday, July 27, 2018. Photo courtesy of Adam Woullard.

Q&A: UNC grad and USADA head Travis Tygart talks Lance Armstrong case and more

Travis Tygart graduated from UNC in 1993 with a degree in philosophy. Now, he's the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which in 2012 helped expose cyclist Lance Armstrong in a massive doping scandal. In light of ESPN's recently-released documentary, Lance, senior writer Ryan Wilcox caught up with Tygart to discuss his role in the Armstrong saga and more. Answers have been edited for brevity and clarity.


6/11/2020 11:11pm

Babes who Blade, a popular UNC-based Facebook group, was archived on May 16, 2020, and deleted the next day.

'I've never been in a Facebook group that insane': The rise and fall of Babes Who Blade

There was the flurry of content warnings and the personal arguments playing out in the comments section, and the "outright demands" for emotional labor from people of color. There was the post about one user’s obese cat and another about being too pretty to make any friends.  Babes Who Blade, a Facebook group, started as a joke in 2017 and became an encyclopedia of advice and online discussion for its nearly 8,000 members, most of them UNC students. Eventually, it was packed with problematic posts, outrageous questions and devolved into chaos. But at the end of it all, the final blow for Babes Who Blade was one rule, one word and a few hours worth of comments.


6/9/2020 9:10pm

Students prepare for class in Phillips 208 on Monday, March 18, 2019. This is one of five classrooms considered a 'Studio Classroom' and just one type of classroom in Carolina's Flexible Learning Spaces Initiative. The Initiative's purpose is to improve student-focused interaction through the modernization of classrooms.

UNC professor leading project to develop high school science lessons on COVID-19

UNC School of Education Professor Troy Sadler is leading a one-year research project in partnership with researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia to develop high school curricula about the coronavirus pandemic.  By integrating real world issues into the classroom, Sadler said students can see how the material they are learning can translate to bigger picture issues and inform important decisions in their lives.