NATIONAL-POLTICS


9/21/2020 12:25am

DTH Photo Illustration. Accidents with Zoom's mute feature and 'zoom bombings' have led to embarrassing virtual experiences for some students.

Mute mishaps, Zoombombings and more abound at Zoom University

Students and professors alike share memorable and frustrating moments of Zoom fails. From unintentional singing while unmuted to obscene and abusive Zoombombings, adjusting to classes online has been difficult for many. Issues with Zoom include students not being able to alert professors or TAs with questions, unintentionally sharing audio, or experiencing security threats from those who Zoombomb.


9/20/2020 8:20pm

UNC play-by-play announcer Jones Angell and men's basketball head coach Roy Williams address the crowd at Williams' Fast Break Against Cancer event in the Smith Center on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017.

UNC play-by-play broadcaster Jones Angell talks calling games during COVID-19

"For the most part, we tried to do a large majority of our interviews in person and that, for the moment, has slowed way down," Jones Angell said. "We went almost exclusively either on the phone, Skype interviews or Zoom interviews as well. We have tried to do a lot of different stuff, maybe in a different way than we've done in the past."


9/20/2020 7:50pm

Pauli Murray Hall, previously known as Hamilton Hall, houses UNC's history department, among other social sciences. The building, pictured here on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, was recently renamed after civil rights activist Pauli Murray.

UNC’s history department suspends graduate program admissions for fall 2021 cycle

The UNC History Department announced earlier this month that it will not take applications for graduate students for the 2021 cycle Decision comes after a culmination of years of issues with the department's funding model and the University's multi-million dollar loss due to COVID-19 UNC is not alone in its decision, other universities including Brown, NYU, Stanford, etc. have made a similar call


9/20/2020 6:28pm

 
DTH Photo Illustration. With the transition to remote learning, students were given the option of a pass, a “low pass”, and a fail for classes during the Fall 2020 semester.

Editorial: Please, give us a break

"The decision to not implement breaks into our schedule feels like blatant disregard for our mental and physical health during this already fraught time of crisis, and, frankly, we’re disappointed."