STUDENT LIFE


3/4/2020 7:49pm

Junior Senator Tanner Henson (bottom left) of the Undergraduate Senate reacts to Senator Sosa Evbuomwan's response to events that occurred at the last meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Gardner Hall. 

UNC's Undergraduate Senate to vote on making senate seats paid

A new bill proposed in the Undergraduate Senate would provide student senators with a $300 maximum stipend based on the number of meetings they attend. Some members of the senate think the bill will encourage participation and make the senate more appealing and accessible to students. Others have their doubts. 


2/12/2020 1:55am

Student Body President-Elect Reeves Moseley (third from left) reacts to learning that he won the vote for student body president in an apartment in Carolina Square on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Moseley won about 70% of the vote.

Junior Reeves Moseley elected student body president in blowout victory

After midnight on Tuesday, it was announced that junior Reeves Moseley was elected student body president with about 70 percent of the vote. Moseley beat Ryan Collins, a graduate student and his only opponent, by 2,028 votes. Total voter turnout for this election was 4,170, a more than 650-vote increase from the year prior. Moseley's campaign slogan was #BridgetheDivide, and his platform included encouraging student voter mobilization and political engagement.  In addition to Moseley's victory, students voted in Tuesday's election for a referendum petitioning for a student activity fee to help finance BeAM makerspaces on campus. 


10/22/2019 12:15am

Mold growing on a vent in Granville Towers on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Residents have recently discovered mold in Granville Towers, forcing the Granville administration to relocate some residents to area hotels.

Granville Towers residents aren't the only UNC students dealing with mold

Carolina Housing received over 400 reports of mold in residence hall rooms between August 2018 and May 2019. Some students living in rooms with mold have complained about the University's response to the issue — especially as it was recently announced that Granville Towers residents will be relocated to nearby hotels as the mold in their rooms is cleaned. 


10/17/2019 3:45am

A SpotterEDU device sits at the front of the room in Hanes 117 as a student writes on the blackboard underneath on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2019.

How UNC got the tech to track men's basketball, football players' class attendance

Emails and financial agreements received by the DTH through multiple public records requests reveal details of the lead-up to and implementation at UNC of SpotterEDU. The technology, developed and operated by a Chicago-based consulting firm, tracks the class attendance of student-athletes through beacon devices with an automatic Bluetooth connection to their smartphones.  Early last month, the DTH reported the existence of the new program at UNC. While the University declined at the time to state which sports it is using the new technology for, new documents suggest that SpotterEDU has been applied only to select players from the football and men's basketball teams.