11/10/2014 12:09am

Visitors view a light installation of balloons along the course of former Berlin Wall at a Berlin Wall memorial site on Nov. 8, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Some 8,000 luminous white balloons were set in Berlin from Nov. 7 to 9 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (Zhang Fan/Xinhua/Zuma Press/MCT)

Q&A with Berlin Wall expert, UNC professor Konrad Jarausch

Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The wall, built on Aug. 15, 1961, by the government of East Germany, remains one of the most powerful symbols of the Cold War. Konrad H. Jarausch, UNC Lurcy Professor of European Civilization, spoke with The Daily Tar Heel staff writer Jungsu Hong about the anniversary of the fall.

11/3/2014 12:54am

Faculty Council suggest solutions to academic problems

A week after the release of Kenneth Wainstein’s investigation report on the academic scandal, the members of the UNC Faculty Council assembled to discuss the resolution of the existing problems and try to path the way for the University’s future.

10/2/2014 12:47am

Course evaluations slammed as ineffective

The end of each semester brings students a deluge of emails requesting their input on classes — and some professors at UNC and beyond are questioning the best methods for those evaluations.

9/26/2014 1:30am

UNC sees $15 million more in research

Research has come under attack at UNC — with the school’s 80 centers and institutes battling huge budget cuts — but faculty and staff are still bringing in the dollars.

9/22/2014 12:31am

Faculty Council talks athlete graduation rates

During the first Faculty Council meeting of the academic year, the Faculty Athletics Committee presented its annual report, opening up discussion about the student-athlete graduation rate and the record number of UNC student-athletes on the ACC Honor Roll.