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Thursday October 21st

Faculty


UNC-system faculty get Commons app

UNC Learning Technology Commons is an opinion aggregation app, like Yelp or Trip Advisor — but instead of reviewing food or destinations, it lets UNC-system faculty communicate about the best and the worst technology in education.

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Lecture on socialism held by UNC professor

As Barry Maguire, a core faculty member of UNC’s Philosophy, Politics and Economics program, explained socialism, Maggie, his large dog, looked upon him and the small piece of cheese in his hand with wonderment. “He doesn’t know what kind of dog she is,” Kerry Foerst, a philosophy and economics double major and pupil of Maguire’s, explained.

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Q&A with Raleigh Magazine editor-in-chief Christa Gala

Christa Gala is both an adjunct professor in the UNC School of Media and Journalism and the editor-in-chief for Raleigh Magazine. Staff writer Leah Moore spoke with Gala about what it’s like to balance the two, who works for her, her areas of expertise and with whom she’d love to grab dinner. 

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Q&A with photography author Tony Reevy

The Daily Tar Heel: What inspired you to write about Jack Delano and his photography? Tony Reevy: I discovered his photography about eight years ago when I was writing an article on a photographer, who is much better known, Walker Evans.

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Preparation for teaching assistants varies across departments

Often the pressure put on undergraduate students to navigate academia can be influenced by the interactions between the student and the teacher — and student evaluations, which fill students' inboxes at the end of the semester, can help. Many students at UNC encounter course sections taught by a teaching assistant instead of a professor.

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