"Words have consequences, and events like the IFC speaker impact our community in immeasurable ways. These words are reflective of a broader culture of violence and oppression — they normalize violent actions in our community. We are righteously outraged at this behavior by the IFC. The system must be held responsible and face consequences."
The 2020 offseason has been far from typical for the UNC football program. In a Monday press conference, head coach Mack Brown said he plans to prepare as if the team will be kicking off a normal season on Sept. 4.
UNC's class of 2020 celebrated Commencement weekend with a virtual watch party on Sunday. The original ceremony was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but seniors marked the event with livestreamed messages from the chancellor, the class of 1970 and performances by UNC a capella groups.
During what has been an unusual offseason for the UNC volleyball team, the Tar Heels have looked to stay in shape and maintain their connection through the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“He’s a great coach, but more than that he’s a great man, a great role model, and I do see him as a second father,” Alex Breschi said. “He’s a great person to talk to, and his love for me and the rest of my teammates is beyond what we can do on the lacrosse field.”
The Carrboro-based Refugee Support Center is assisting refugee families in the area by delivering items like gift cards, diapers and food; helping children with schoolwork; and providing employment resources and financial literacy.
With Monday marking two months since the NBA suspended its season in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNC professor Jonathan Weiler, who hosts the "Agony of Defeat” podcast about the intersection between sports and politics with UNC history professor Matthew Andrews, admits he's on the pessimistic side for sports' return in the near future. Both noted in interviews with The Daily Tar Heel that virtually every league is in uncharted territory right now, with no clear path forward. “We’ve never had this before. Ever,” Weiler said. “Where there’s no sports, anywhere in the world.”
At its third meeting, the Commission on History, Race and a Way Forward heard from the University of Virginia's Commission on the University in the Age of Segregation. UVA commission members offered advice and guidance on ways to stage a multiyear project reckoning with the University's racial past.
This story is the third of a series featuring the newly elected members of the Orange County Schools Board of Education. Jennifer D. Moore has 12 years of experience in North Carolina's public school system as an exceptional children's instructional assistant. One of her priorities will be providing students with the resources they need for success during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The North Carolina Policy Collaboratory received $29 million as part of a $1.5 billion coronavirus relief package signed by Governor Cooper earlier this week. UNC-Chapel Hill was one of five North Carolina universities to receive funding for COVID-19 research.
The UNC Athletics department announced a new initiative Wednesday meant to support student-athletes and their families through the COVID-19 pandemic using crowdfunding and fan donations.
On Feb. 16, UNC’s Interfraternity Council hosted an event addressing personal development and mental health that has since been criticized by student leaders as offensive, misogynistic and otherwise problematic. Keynote speaker David Hagan described his speech as "intentionally blunt, graphic and filled with profanity," designed that way to resonate with young men. But Memorial Hall staff complained the speech made them uncomfortable, and some student leaders are still pressing for more public accountability from the IFC, asking the council to apologize for the event and commit to violence prevention training.
UNC's Employee Forum met via Zoom Wednesday morning to address the logistics of remote work and conduct officer nominations for its upcoming election. Guidance for employees' return to campus is expected to be released later in May.
At its May 5 meeting, the Carrboro Town Council passed a resolution recommending that citizens wear a mask or other facial covering when they are not able to maintain a 6-foot distance from others in public.
For nearly two months, there have been no students and no dine-in services for Franklin Street restaurants. Here's how some of downtown Chapel Hill's famous eateries have fared.
The world of computer science is daunting. But we don’t often get a bigger picture of the compassion, creativity and collaboration that is seen in this world — something I have gained from my experience in the computer science department at UNC.
After receiving a historic donation from the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation, North Carolina football and the Rams Club announced that the field at Kenan Stadium will be renamed after UNC graduate Chris Smith.
North Carolina will move into Phase 1 of Gov. Roy Cooper's plan to ease restrictions and gradually reopen the state following the outbreak of COVID-19 on May 8, the governor announced in a Tuesday press conference. Cooper signed an executive order that will go into effect this Friday evening. The order lifts some restrictions, such as allowing certain retailers to operate at a limited capacity, but keeps others in place. "We can only boost our economy when people have confidence in their safety," Cooper said Tuesday. "Fighting this virus requires all of us to do our part."
The UNC System Presidential Search Committee met via conference call Monday to review applications for the position. The selection process for the next UNC System president has been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the committee has no indication of when they will vote on a replacement.