The Carolina Indian Circle wrote a petition and launched a social media campaign, calling for Indigenous Peoples Day to be recognized as a University holiday.
The Commission on Campus Equality and Student Equity tweeted out a survey to gather student responses about their thoughts and concerns in regard to spring semester and student mental health concerns. These results will be presented to the Campus and Community Advisory Committee to advise the group’s recommendations to administration for the spring semester.
Lamar Richards knows how to keep his hands in more than one pot, as he tackles student equity and racial injustice — all while balancing the demands of his sophomore year at UNC. Over the summer, Richards proposed a technology initiative for students in financial need during the pandemic. As chairperson of the Commission on Campus Equality and Student Equity and the finance and ethics vice-chairperson of the Undergraduate Senate, Richards also proposed fall recommendations for campus reopening. Currently, he said he is trying to establish a minority and low-income professional development initiative that will grant college students with “free study materials” for standardized tests, including the Medical College Admission Test and Law School Admission Test.
Greear Webb is a sophomore majoring in political science. Webb participated in a presidential campaign commercial about Black male viewpoints.
“The goal of this task force is to examine how tuition and fees are currently structured in our system,” Chairperson J. Alex Mitchell, a member of the Board of Governors, said.
The Anti-Racist Graduate Workers Collective — a group campaigning for the financial equity of marginalized on-campus workers — is demanding Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz use his authority to redistribute financial support from high-paying employees to departments that need extra support due to the pandemic.
Students are moving off-campus. But what does this mean for meal plans?
Despite the ongoing set of changes the University has implemented in light of COVID-19 this fall semester, the active and vibrant nature of campus survives, both on and off campus. Students taking classes in Chapel Hill and beyond campus, share their experiences with the start of the semester.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still heavily affecting day-to-day life, the fate of fall study abroad programs are still uncertain. With this in mind, the UNC Global Study Abroad Office has created an FAQ site where students who are planning to go abroad in the fall can find up-to-date information on the situation.
From learning how to teach remotely to updating curricula to fit a new online structure, the cancellation of in-person instruction brings its own set of challenges for everyone. UNC law professor John Orth's method for continuing lectures garnered extra attention — and even went viral on Twitter.