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A summer facilities worker walks to the edge of Wilson Library while wearing a mask as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

'On the front lines': UNC facilities workers consider costs of fall return to campus

As the start of the fall semester approaches, questions from housekeeping and facilities workers about the practicality and implementation of safety guidelines for on-campus operations remain.  Part of the community standards for sanitizing these public spaces involve housekeeping staff disinfecting “high-touch surfaces,” like restrooms and elevator buttons, four times every day, and cleaning all classroom surfaces nightly.   "For them to do the cleaning the way they want it done in every building, it’s not possible,” said one housekeeping crew leader.


Clay Morris, the UNC rising sophomore who created the podcast. Photo courtesy of Clay Morris.

UNC sophomore creates podcast focused on intersectionality of LGBTQ+ and POC experiences

Rising sophomore Clay Morris recently produced his own podcast, called SEGREgayTION, which aims to hold LGBTQ+ related discussions with other LGBTQ+ men of color like himself.  Morris, who has been learning to produce audio as he goes, wanted to create a space to hold discourse specifically focused on intersectionality and the experiences of being a person of color and a member of the LGBTQ+ community. 


Screenshot of the Faculty Executive Meeting on Monday, June 22, 2020, where there was discussion on racial equity in the upcoming school year.

Faculty Executive Committee discusses fall semester, racial injustice at UNC

Two UNC professors presented a roadmap for racial equity that has been in development for over a year at Monday's Faculty Executive meeting.  The roadmap calls for sustained actions over the course of three years, including renaming campus buildings in an inclusive process, establishing faculty advisory groups on racial equity and holding an annual UNC Board of Trustees meeting with Black and Indigenous faculty, and faculty of color.