STUDENT LIFE


1/20/2019 10:22pm

Solomea Asfaw, a senior biology major, says she has no problem with the use of quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr., by non-people of color as long as they understand the context and sympathize. "If you don't understand it, then it is kind of a problem," Asfaw says.

When is it OK to quote Martin Luther King Jr.?

Student activists protesting a recent Faculty Executive Council meeting told Chancellor Carol Folt that she was a disgrace, and that she should "never utter MLK's words again." This sentiment shared by student activists sparks the question of how acceptable it is to quote Martin Luther King Jr., especially relating to politics — and a question of whether or not it is admissible for white people to use his words. We talked to UNC students to see where they stand on the issue.


1/16/2019 8:51pm

Dr. Shimul Melwani talks about how the Kenan Flagler Business School has changed over the 8 years that she has been there on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. "Students are more engaged with the world than they've ever been," Melwani says.

Happy 100th birthday, Kenan-Flagler!

MBA candidate Charlotte Burnett will always remember UNC Kenan-Flagler's Business School as a reflection of it's own core values — excellence, leadership, integrity, teamwork and community.


1/14/2019 9:53pm

TA Strike

Whatever happened with the TA grading strike?

At the end of an already unusual semester, UNC's TAs announced a grading strike during finals week in protest of the Board of Trustee's decision on Silent Sam. A month later, many undergraduates are still wondering what happened with their final grades. 


1/13/2019 7:36pm

Eleanor Murray, a first-year public policy and global studies major, at the James A. Taylor Building, where Counseling and Psychological Services is located, on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.  "As someone who did not realize I had mental health issues, it was helpful and resourceful and I felt supported while trying to find a therapist," Murray says of her experience with CAPS. Murray would recommend CAPS and likes the multiple treatment options offered at CAPS.

Does CAPS' referral system work?

Student experiences at Counseling and Psychological Services at UNC have been generally positive, but there is one complaint: They want more sessions. CAPS provides students six sessions before referring them to treatment elsewhere and many students say it's not enough. Read CAPS' side of the story.