SWIMMING-AND-DIVING


6/3/2020 8:19pm

Opinion writer Rajee Ganesan poses for a portrait. Photo courtesy of Rajee Ganesan.

Column: Racism is a public health crisis

"Black Americans endure racial discrimination, microaggressions and antagonization from nearly every American institution. It’s visible in the disproportionate incarceration rates, unemployment statistics and home ownership demographics. Unsurprisingly, this disparity appears, too, in one of the systems most vital to public safety — health care."


6/3/2020 9:06am

An off-campus house on Franklin Street pictured on Sunday, May 17, 2020.

As students look to the fall, questions about off-campus housing remain

With the non-traditional shortened semester for fall 2020 and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, some UNC students are left scrambling for off-campus housing and are attempting to negotiate current leases. According to UNC Media Relations, the Office of Off-Campus Student Life said students should work with their housing providers to “determine what works best for them” and contact Student Legal Services if they need assistance negotiating their lease.


6/2/2020 11:08pm

An empty Boshamer Stadium as pictured on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

A postseason that never was at UNC baseball's Boshamer Stadium

In a normal season, Friday would have marked the beginning of the NCAA Baseball Tournament, culminating in the eight-team College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, starting June 13. The Tar Heels, 12-7 when their season was cut short, were ranked No. 23 by D1 Baseball at the start of the year. Now, though, there is nothing to play for.


6/1/2020 9:18am

Graphic of Heel Talk podcast

Heel Talk episode eight: Tackling food insecurity, hurricane preparation during COVID-19

Evely Forte and City & State reporter Elizabeth Egan talk about the NCDHHS's Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program and the work of local organizations attempting to feed families impacted by the economic effects of the pandemic. Summer Online Editor Meredith Radford also breaks down how the state is preparing for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially begins today, and what residents can do to individually prepare. 


6/1/2020 1:28am

Social justice activist Kerwin Pittman speaks out against police brutality in reponse to George Floyd's death at the #RaleighDemandsJustice protest in downtown Raleigh on Saturday, May 30, 2020. This Saturday, many local organizations came together to hold a non-violent protest in Raleigh in solidarity with the other protests happening across the country.

Protest over death of George Floyd escalates in Raleigh as police deploy tear gas

Thousands gathered in Raleigh this Saturday to peacefully protest. The next morning, downtown was decimated. After a peaceful protest that began around 5 p.m. and lasted for approximately two hours, tensions escalated through the night as police deployed tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators and multiple buildings were damaged in the aftermath.   


5/31/2020 7:16pm

Mack Brown walks onto the field of the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, August 31, 2019. UNC beat South Carolina 24-20.

Football players will begin return to campus June 12, Brown says

After the NCAA decided to allow student-athletes to return to campus on June 1, UNC football players will start returning to campus June 12. Head coach Mack Brown said despite the uncertainty, his team is ready to return and willing to make any adjustments necessary to ensure safety during the pandemic.   


5/28/2020 8:35pm

The header image for the newly-launched Carolina Roadmap website at UNC explaining the details of UNC's fall reopening

'Still developing the specifics': Guskiewicz talks reopening plans in Zoom meeting

Chancellor Guskiewicz met with the Advisory Committee and Faculty Executive Committee in a joint online meeting Wednesday to answer questions about UNC's plans to reopen campus in the fall.  Attendees raised concerns about how to enforce University policies on social distancing and what would trigger an "off-ramp" course of action from the Carolina Roadmap for Fall 2020.  Concerns were also raised about how to continue to enforce University policies on social distancing when students return to campus. 


5/28/2020 8:14pm

Headshot of Samantha Meltzer-Brody. Photo courtesy of Samantha Weiss.

UNC faculty member selected for prestigious O. Max Gardner Award

Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, chairperson of UNC Department of Psychiatry and director of the UNC Center for Women Mood Disorders, was named the 2020 recipient of the O. Max Gardner Award. The award recognizes a faculty member who, during the academic year, has made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race.