SWIMMING-AND-DIVING


11/12/2019 7:11pm

Mary Drue

Column: Inescapable misogyny

The culture of these sites threatens to reverse whatever progress we’ve made in the past fifty years promoting sexual agency and reducing the shame and stigma of female sexuality. Personally, that’s not really a path I want to go down. Do you?


11/12/2019 6:47pm

Celie Richardson, lawyer for local condominium owner Eric Plow, stands in front of Plow's property on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. "We are very perplexed as to why the town is trying to place regulations that would shut this complex down; we hope they don't," Richardson said.

Extra income or a neighborhood nuisance? How Chapel Hill grapples with Airbnbs

“Any new Chapel Hill regulations will affect not only those property owners who use the STR system for profit, but also residents like us for whom the system simply makes it possible to plan for the future." Following multiple other cities, including Raleigh, Chapel Hill's Short-Term Rental Task Force will be recommending regulations on short-term rentals, like Airbnb, to the Town Council. Chapel Hill residents have mixed opinions on short-term rentals as some think they are beneficial for the Town and some do not.


11/12/2019 11:38am

Concussion research by UNC's Matthew Gfeller TBI Research Center put under scrutiny

A documentary released by The Athletic in early October, based on a paper co-authored by Ted Tatos and Don Comrie, called into question the UNC Matthew Gfeller Center Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center — co-directed by interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz. Since then, researchers, faculty and more have reacted to these accusations. 


11/11/2019 10:27pm

U.S. Rep. David Price, D-N.C. speaks during the Orange County Veterans Day event at the Orange County Veterans Memorial on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

Orange County celebrates Veterans Day at new town memorial

“In the midst of what our country’s going through right now, we need to be reminded of what unites us, and Veterans Day is a perfect reminder of that, what our country stands for, the values and commitments that our veterans have fought to protect,” Price said. 


11/11/2019 10:17pm

corporatization of higher ed

Some fear the UNC System is going corporate as administrative searches continue

As the UNC System searches for a president and UNC searches for a chancellor, the prospect of a having a leader from the corporate world adds to the existing conversation among some faculty about the corporatization of higher education.  Corporatization at colleges refers to the infusion of corporate values into higher education, and many faculty members see it as an issue because of its effects on shared governance between faculty and administrators. Here is why some think corporate values in higher education is a positive thing, and some fear their influence. 


11/11/2019 10:07pm

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton will be talking about her new novel "The Revisioners" at Flyleaf Books on Nov. 12. Photo courtesy of Melissa Schmidt.

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton's upcoming book talk discusses women and racial identities

“As a Southern community, there’s a lot that Margaret Wilkerson Sexton talks about in this book that is particularly tied to the South, like the legacy of the slavery and of the Southern white aristocracy,” Smart said. “I think both are legacies that are really influential on the way that UNC students engage with the world, so having a sort of insight on those issues from the perspective of someone that’s not a UNC student could be influential and important.”