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7/13/2020 1:00am

UNC Board of Governors Racial Equity Task Force chair Darrel Allison speaks at the virtual meeting on Thursday, July 9, 2020.

UNC Board of Governors' Racial Equity Task Force outlines work ahead at first meeting

The UNC Board of Governors Racial Equity Task Force met for the first time Thursday to outline the group's mission and the work it plans to do over the next several months.  The task force will focus on three key areas: equity in student recruitment, enrollment and success outcomes, recruiting and retaining "diverse and equity minded practitioners and leaders" and creating safe and inclusive campuses. 


7/13/2020 12:59am

Participants pose in their Race Against Racism 2020 shirts on Saturday, July 11, 2020 the day of the race organized to raise money to benefit the Marian Cheek Jackson Center of Chapel Hill. By the end of the day, the organization raised $4,267. Photo courtesy of Jordan Burnett.

Virtual race raises over $4,000 in support of Marian Cheek Jackson Center

Two UNC student organizations hosted a virtual fundraiser Saturday, called the Race Against Racism, which raised over $4,000 for the Marian Cheek Jackson Center.  The Jackson Center, based in the Northside community, works to preserve and document the historically Black neighborhoods of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. 


7/13/2020 12:58am

Nina Scott, a graduate of Carrboro High School and an incoming UNC first-year, painted a mural on Sunday, July 12, 2020 honoring some of the Black women who have been killed.

Artists, activists commemorate Black Lives Matter movement with murals

“They say the eyes are the gateway to the soul, so when you see something so beautiful, it just speaks to you,” Nina Scott, an artist involved in the project, said. “I think people really cherish things that are painted. There's something about working with your hands that really speaks to people, especially when it has a message to it.”


7/13/2020 12:56am

Maya Tadross stands outside Koury Residence Hall. Photo courtesy of Tadross.

'These are our lives on the line': Immunocompromised students consider fall return to UNC

According to the CDC, people of any age with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity or moderate-to-severe asthma, as well as people who are immunocompromised, may be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.  For many UNC students with pre-existing medical conditions, the decision to return to the University in August is quickly turning into a matter of life and death.

7/9/2020 10:52pm

Silent Sam, a Confederate monument on campus, was defaced with red paint on Monday, Apr. 30, 2018.

NC Superior Court dismisses part of complaint in DTH open meetings suit over Silent Sam

A North Carolina Superior Court judge has dismissed a portion of the DTH Media Corporation's complaint against the UNC System and Board of Governors. The complaint accused the groups of violating North Carolina Open Meetings Law to negotiate its $2.5 million settlement with the Sons of Confederate Veterans in November 2019 and pay the group $74,999 in a separate agreement.


7/9/2020 1:08am

Members of the Brazilian Student Association (BRASA) at UNC pose at a meeting. Photo courtesy of Francesca Del Posso.

'A really cruel move': International students express concern over ICE visa restrictions

On July 6, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced changes to temporary exemptions for students on F-1 and M-1 visas taking online classes in the fall because of the pandemic. Under the exemptions, students who are taking an entirely remote course load are not allowed to remain in the country, and if they do not leave or take measures like transferring to another school with in-person classes, they face potential deportation. 


7/8/2020 9:53pm

Junior receiver Greg Little (8) recorded 265 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. Photo by Margaret Cheatham Williams from the DTH Archives.

Austin, Sturdivant, Little: A look at UNC football's last top 10 class

With the marquee signing of five-star cornerback Tony Grimes on June 30, North Carolina’s football recruiting class of 2021 is now slated No. 3 in the nation, according to 247Sports. The last time the Tar Heels recruited a top 10 class was in 2007, the first recruiting class to come in under then-head coach Butch Davis.