8/10/2020 9:53pm

The Carolina Ready app will provide resources for COVID-19 to UNC students, but some people are worried about the safety and security of the app.

Carolina Ready app brings new safety features — and new student concerns

On July 30, UNC announced the launch of the new Carolina Ready Safety App — replacing the LiveSafe app  — developed in conjunction with UNC Police Chief David Perry and his team. The app includes features such as a mobile BlueLight system that connects students to emergency services through location-sharing and is only operational on campus. However, some UNC community members are concerned that software vulnerabilities could potentially leave users open to hackers and privacy breaches. 

8/10/2020 8:47pm

DTH Photo Illustration. Two people watch Avatar: the Last Airbender on a laptop.

Analysis: 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' is a show for our moment

"This year has made it abundantly clear that we are at turning points in our own wars. Wars, not against the Fire Nation, but against disease, racism, climate change, inequality and authoritarianism. Like us, Aang and his friends stand on the precipice of great change as the series closes. They choose to remember the past, yes, but not to repeat it, forging a new path of peace and kindness."

8/9/2020 11:00pm

2020-2021 Editor-in-Chief Anna Pogarcic

Column: We're sorry.

"We have done so many things wrong," writes The Daily Tar Heel's Editor-in-Chief Anna Pogarcic. "As a predominantly white newsroom, we have failed to recruit and retain staffers of color. We do not look like the communities we serve, both on UNC’s campus and in the town of Chapel Hill, and as a result, we lack their trust. This is completely justified."

8/9/2020 10:59pm

Signs promoting social distancing and safety at the Die-In Protest on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 as Jennifer Standish, a UNC graduate student in the Department of History, speaks outside of South Building on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. The protest called for UNC to transition to fully remote classes for the Fall 2020 semester after a letter of caution sent to Chancellor Guskiewicz by the Orange County Health Director Quintana Stewart.

UNC employees sue the University system over workplace safety

Gary Shipman, a Wilmington-based lawyer, is representing UNC System faculty and staff in the midst of preparing a class-action lawsuit to delay in-person classes. In a response to Shipman, NCDOL General Counsel Jill F. Cramer and Deputy Commissioner of Labor Kevin Beauregard acknowledged the concerns of faculty and staff members. However, they stated it is the responsibility of the UNC System to develop policies and plans that reduce the risk of exposure of contracting COVID-19 — not the department. 

8/9/2020 10:59pm

2020-2021 Arts and Culture Editor and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Ramishah Maruf

Column: Welcome to Elevate

There are journalists who believe simply having the role of a DEI officer will solve all of our problems. But those who know, know — no one has to say you don’t belong for you to feel it.

8/9/2020 10:59pm

2020-2021 Assistant City & State Editor and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Brittany McGee

Column: Welcome to Elevate

"I am not the type of person who generally makes public statements about the things I think and feel, but I do listen. I listened as other BIPOC journalism students explained their reasons to distrust writing for The Daily Tar Heel, and when other groups also expressed disillusion with how the DTH has handled covering minority communities."