Members of UNC’s chapter of the environmental honors fraternity Epsilon Eta announced the abolition of the group in an Instagram post on Sept. 2 after former members called out the fraternity for its role in upholding a space rooted in white supremacy. “As a historically exclusive and majority-white institution with semblances of Greek life, we have contributed to the preservation of white supremacy on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus," the post said. The letter and abolition of the group has sparked a conversation among UNC students and within Ep Eta’s own former membership group. “It needs to be the act of abolishing it that shows that we don't support those values,” former Ep Eta member Michael Byrd said.
Many students are experiencing more free time than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. With this spare time, they are able to reflect upon their most cherished memories from before isolation.
Just weeks after they arrived, the members of Gum Box — along with thousands of other students — were moving off campus again. Instead of having impromptu jam sessions in their hallway or doing homework to the sound of a saxophone solo, the group is now facing a semester of Zoom calls and carefully planned recording meet-ups. “We’re all super stoked about the prospect of creating some original content together,” guitarist Harrington Shaw said. The band members are spread from Wilmington to Apex, but they’re prepared for the challenges of distance. In some ways, the distance could even have its benefits. The band is making plans to meet for its first recording session, in preparation for its first livestream performance.
UNC professor Navin Bapat in the Department of Peace, War and Defense has organized a new version of POLI/PWAD 457, teaming up with 15 other political scientists from universities across the nation to use online instruction to its fullest potential, creating a unique experience for students in the meantime.
“I was kind of scared going into it, because I thought — ‘I’m 19 years old,' at the time, 'How am I supposed to write a book right now?’" Reid said at the Student Spotlight. "But I thought that the worst that could happen is I start writing a book and I just don’t finish it.”
Angelica Edwards and Julian Berger spent their summer establishing a new chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists — UNC-Chapel Hill NAHJ.
The Commission on Campus Equality and Student Equity seeks student voices to inform UNC administration on how to support students as undergraduate courses go remote.
Amid a global pandemic, students wondered if returning to campus is worth the risk. Sophomore Madison Wommack considered the financial strain of returning as well as the potential risks of returning to campus, since a family works at a hospital. Sophomore Jolie Koonce decided to cancel her housing contract after learning that housing refunds were not guaranteed. Clay Morris considered the dangers returning to campus posed for the larger Chapel Hill community. First-year Savannah Pless had to weigh attempting to have as normal of a typical first-year experience as possible, with the financial costs.
Two UNC student organizations hosted a virtual fundraiser Saturday, called the Race Against Racism, which raised over $4,000 for the Marian Cheek Jackson Center. The Jackson Center, based in the Northside community, works to preserve and document the historically Black neighborhoods of Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
According to the CDC, people of any age with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity or moderate-to-severe asthma, as well as people who are immunocompromised, may be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. For many UNC students with pre-existing medical conditions, the decision to return to the University in August is quickly turning into a matter of life and death.
With COVID-19 limiting crowd size and cutting the fall semester short, incoming students may miss some traditional cultural events in the first half of the year.
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.
The Commission on Campus Equality and Student Equity met for the first time Tuesday. During the meeting, the commission discussed plans to address representation and support for minority groups on campus.
Figuring out how to navigate college as a freshman is a daunting task, and if finding a job is on the agenda, the search can be difficult. Here are some off-campus jobs some UNC students have enjoyed.
A group of UNC organizations met virtually in a panel discussion Monday in commemoration of Immigrant Heritage Month, and to hold a space for students to highlight their own immigrant experiences.
Reeves Moseley didn’t expect to begin his term as student body president during a pandemic. The rising senior took on his role in April with the goal to #BridgetheDivide between UNC and traditionally marginalized student groups.
Planning a visit to the Writing and Learning Centers? Interested in attending CUAB events? Here's how 10 services on campus are planning to welcome students in the fall.
The Undergraduate Senate passed a concurrent resolution at its full meeting Wednesday night, calling on the Board of Trustees to take action in renaming buildings on campus following the decision to lift the 16-year freeze.
We reached out to our readers, UNC students and alumni and asked them: What is the one thing you needed as a first-year at UNC that wasn't on the traditional "back to school" packing list?