From “1,000 songs in your pocket” to wireless capabilities, Apple has helped lead a revolution in handheld technology and the music industry. Apple wished a happy 10th birthday to the iPod on Sunday less than three weeks after the death of its creator, Steve Jobs.
With budget cuts looming on the horizon, Student Body President Mary Cooper has set up a system through which students can make their voices heard as the state legislature finalizes those cuts this summer.
The issues surrounding Quinn Matney’s false report of a hate crime have not necessarily put the UNC freshman above the law. But on Thursday, members of the community came together to take part in a public discourse on hate crimes at UNC, providing a clear indication that Matney’s case warranted a campuswide conversation. Gathering inside Gardner Hall, members of the community sympathized with Matney’s motivation to cover up an act of self-mutilation.
After emerging as the unscathed winner in a contentious election and waiting for more than a month to be inaugurated, Mary Cooper stepped up to the Great Hall’s podium at the Student Union with one goal in mind: efficiency.
Reacting to a mandated 5 percent campuswide budget cut, one UNC school has looked to salvage its core in Chapel Hill, while another has looked to implement the cut based on the state’s employment needs.
In an effort to attract the cream of the crop of commencement speakers, the University’s leadership is starting early. Chancellor Holden Thorp’s commencement speaker advisory committee for the May 2012’s graduating class met Thursday to discuss who will deliver next year’s commencement address — six months earlier than usual.
When graduate student Ricky Law first arrived at UNC, the residency status committee denied him in-state status. A year and a half later, Law, a residency adviser, gained residency, only to be denied it once again after returning from a year of researching abroad. Only after an appeal did he regain in-state status.
Looking to address chronically low student turnout at home basketball games, members of the faculty athletics committee raised the possibility Tuesday of a merit and punishment system for next year.
Alex Mills’ promotion came at a momentous time for Student Congress. And it was momentous in itself. By stepping in for Deanna Santoro as speaker, Mills became the first graduate student in recent memory to serve in the role.
Pink boas, rainbow flags and the music of Lady Gaga filled the Pit at noon Wednesday. The sensual barrage was part of the UNC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Center’s flash mob aimed at promoting a gay pride parade in Durham on Saturday.
University officials said they were hopeful about the future after the Diversity Career Fair drew hundreds of students and nearly 60 employers into the Student Union Wednesday night. The fair was an effort to bring together students and employers who want to see more diversity in the workforce, said University Career Services director Ray Angle.