STUDENT LIFE


3/31/2014 5:02pm

Kendrick Hales, freshman and undecided major from Chicago, smokes an e-cigarette outside of Rams Village. "E-cigs save you a lot of money and they taste better so they don't give you the harshness of smoking real cigarettes. Real ones burn in your throat." Hales was smoking a cotton candy flavored e-cigarette.

UNC's e-cigarette policy to be determined

For smokers, the choice to use electronic cigarettes boils down to two things: convenience and carcinogens. E-cigarettes are a battery-powered alternative for smokers that contain varying amounts of nicotine, aerosol and flavorings.


3/31/2014 5:01pm

Beau Mills is the new director of UNC’s Office of Federal Affairs.

Beau Mills chosen to lobby for UNC as director of Office of Federal Affairs

Universities such as UNC have placed an added emphasis on lobbying in Capitol Hill to support funding sources like the National Institutes of Health or to lobby in areas such as immigration law.Beau MillsHe worked for 11 years with the Environmental Protection Agency, for which he had to develop compromises between regulators, scientists and businesses. He also served as a special environmental adviser to former Vice President Al Gore and worked for former N.C. Gov. Jim Hunt.He had to work with groups such as UNC’s Student Congress to pass a resolution and make a presentation to the Board of Trustees to persuade them to divest.777.8 million https://global.unc.edu/news/faculty-research-funding-increases-to-777-8-million-up-nearly-11-million/Beau MillsE-mail:beau.mills@unc.eduPhone: (919) 843-0051 http://research.unc.edu/offices/federal-affairs/PositionTitle: Director, Office of Federal Affairs Department: VC for Research (3905)


3/31/2014 5:00pm

Student activism is a staple of UNC culture

Some of those movements have resulted in major political and cultural changes such as the overturning of the state’s Speaker Ban Law in the 1960s and the University’s decision to divest from companies that did not support the Sullivan Principals, a set of practices that would treat South African workers fairly during apartheid.


3/31/2014 4:48pm

Bart Ehrman is a UNC professor and the former chairman of the department of religious studies.

Q&A with UNC professor, author Bart Ehrman

New York Times bestselling author, UNC professor and former department of religious studies chairman Bart Ehrman is the author of more than 20 books that detail the history of early Christianity. His latest book, “How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee,” describes the transformation of Jesus Christ from Galilean priest to the divine Son of God and creator of all things.


3/31/2014 4:25pm

Students, classrooms slow to adopt e-books at UNC

E-books are offering students new and cheaper ways to access textbooks, but they have yet to be fully embraced in the classroom. As Kindles and Nooks are becoming more popular, teachers face the challenges of allowing students to use these modern conveniences while ensuring they stay on task with their electronic devices.


3/31/2014 4:24pm

Rep. Alma Adams is introduced at the Lillian's List campaign luncheon Monday morning. The pro-choice, women's rights PAC hosted the event at the Alumni Center to announce it's sponsored political candidates.

Lillian's List campaign luncheon focuses on women candidates

Giant anti-abortion posters lined the quad Monday — but across campus, donors were gathered to support pro-abortion rights candidates. Lillian’s List, a North Carolina group that financially supports progressive female candidates, held its campaign kickoff luncheon Monday in the Carolina Club of the Alumni Center.