1/28/2018 7:36pm

June Atkinson is an incoming fellow at the Institute of Politics.

Meet your new fellows at the UNC Institute of Politics

The UNC Institute of Politics welcomes two new fellows June Atkinson and Robert Orr to campus. The fellows will each lead a seminar series this semester in hopes to educate and engage the students, faculty, staff and the greater Chapel Hill community in politics and public policy. 

1/22/2018 9:34pm

Photo illustration. Though opioid abuse rates are highest in people aged 18 to 25, colleges often do not have permanent funding to address it.

Opioid misuse affects young people the most. Across NC, colleges can't keep up.

When Alexander Smith peered through the plexiglass window of his jail cell into his father’s eyes, he saw the destruction he’d caused. Smith’s addiction to opioids – from prescription pills to heroin – had pained his father for years.  Smith finally felt that pain for himself.  But his moment of reckoning was gone as soon as he got into the car with his father, who bailed him out. Smith reached for his phone to find the nearest dealer. The addiction had taken over again, and he was powerless. 

1/18/2018 5:08pm

The crowd in Washington D.C. for the Women's March was estimated to consist of more than 500,000 people on Jan. 21, 2017.

Find a Women's March near you

On the anniversary of the 2017 Women's March, North Carolina communities are planning to come together again to promote women's rights and other civil rights.