1/9/2020 12:44am

UNC junior forward Garrison Brooks fields questions from members of the media following a game against Pitt in the Smith Center on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. The Tar Heels lost to the Panthers 65-73.

After UNC's seventh loss of season, the Smith Center paints a bleak postgame scene

If any of UNC’s seven losses this season truly cast a shadow of doubt on the team’s NCAA Tournament chances, it was this one. Michigan, Ohio State, Gonzaga and Virginia are all ranked teams. An optimist could twist Wofford into a feel-out game, Cole Anthony's first on the sideline, and Georgia Tech into one of those early blips ACC teams so often have when conference play begins. After Wednesday's loss to Pittsburgh, Roy Williams stays next to Dean Smith on the NCAA’s all-time Division I wins list.

1/7/2020 9:33pm

Silent Sam in McCorkle Place

UNC faculty express opposition to Silent Sam deal through department statements

Various community members share their thoughts concerning the UNC Board of Governors' decision to pay $2.5 million to the North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans for the Silent Sam statue. These thoughts follow the release of several statements by several academic centers on campus suggesting their opposition to the statue settlement. 

1/7/2020 8:53pm

The UNC Cogeneration Facility stands in Chapel Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019. A recent lawsuit levied against UNC alleges the plant burns an excessive amount of coal at once and the University fails to monitor pollution control systems.

Lawsuit against UNC claims coal plant could pose health risks to community

UNC's Cogeneration Facility faces a lawsuit against its coal-burning practices from the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club. Many students think it is past time that the University switch to sustainable energy sources, since former Chancellor Holden Thorp pledged years ago that UNC would be coal-free by 2020. However, the University abandoned that plan four years ago for being greenhouse-gas neutral by 2050. Now, questions are cropping up about how the University is managing the plant, how much coal it is burning and what health risks this could pose for the surrounding community.