A Chapel Hill Transit bus approaches Franklin Street on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 after the new safety regulations due to COVID-19 had been implemented.

Students express concern about possible transit restrictions this fall

“How in the world am I going to be able to get to campus for the classes that I have on campus considering that they said there’s only 10 people allowed on a bus?” one student asked. Here's how Chapel Hill Transit's new guidelines may affect your fall commute.

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A stack of books from the Chapel Hill Public Library on Thursday, May 14, 2020. The Library has since decided that it will not be reopening in Phase One of North Carolina's COVID-19 recovery plan.

Chapel Hill Public Library announces it will no longer charge late fines

Chapel Hill Public Library will no longer charge users overdue fines for late items. Under the new policy, users will receive a series of reminders to return the materials before receiving a bill for replacement costs and losing their ability to check out other items. Their ability will be restored once the items are returned or paid for. Town leaders said late fines had a disproportionate impact on “low-income and traditionally marginalized populations.” 

Screenshot from the virtually-held Campus Safety Commission meeting on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 to discuss concerns about returning to campus regarding COVID-19.

Campus Safety Commission discusses community standards and rising COVID-19 cases

With a little more than a month left before the fall semester is set to begin, critical questions about the return to on-campus operations remain.  The Campus Safety Commission met Wednesday to discuss some of these concerns, including implementation of community standards, the current rate of COVID-19 cases and what could trigger potential “off-ramps” to send students home. 

Column: Hot take sports shows have gone cold

Nowadays, sports channels' daytime programming is a glut of shows that all feel the same. Starting before sunrise, you can watch a mix of experts and big personalities debate each other for hours on end on a redundant set of topics that make up the day in sports. 

UNC Hussman School of Journalism Program Assistant Alyssa Anderson works the front desk at the Undergraduate Hub in Carroll Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 The updated Undergraduate Hub is home to career services for students in UNC's journalism school.

Here’s how on-campus jobs may be affected by COVID-19

UNC's work-study programs — a federal program and Carolina Works, an institutional program to employ those who do not qualify for the federal one — are a major employer for students. However, the programs are preparing for many possibilities and new options for students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.