Aaron Moore


Members of the university community met in Gardner in an open forum to discuss safety on campus in light of the recent Matney situation.

Community responds to false hate crime

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.

Committee begins search for 2012 commencement speaker early

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.

Graduate students upset with residency process

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.

Alex Mills, the new speaker of Student Congress, poses in his new office in the Student Union. Mills, the first graduate student to fill the position in some time, will serve until the end of this year's session in April.

For Mills, allocating budget to be priority

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.


Colorful GLBTSA promotion fills Pit

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 Career Services finds hope in economy during Diversity Career Fair

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.