STUDENT LIFE


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.


10/9/2019 7:58pm

Megan Crowley already has two degrees from Notre Dame, but she's not done yet. Crowley has lived her entire life with a rare genetic disease, and she's ready to help people like her. 
Photo courtesy of Megan Crowley, Hey Sisters! Photography. 

Defying expectations: It's Megan Crowley's 'normal'

“I don’t know anything different,” she said. “It’s my normal.” Megan Crowley doesn't let her rare disease dictate her life. She has two degrees from Notre Dame and is working on a a third one in social work at UNC. After being diagnosed with Pompe at 15 months, Crowley's family was told she would never be able to walk or stand on her own, requiring 24-hour nursing care. Told she probably wouldn't live past her first few years of life, Crowley is refusing to conform to the odds she was given.