An animal rights group has asked the USDA to look into mistreatment of animals in UNC labs. While the USDA is aware of the request, it has yet to respond as it explores potential violations.
The Daily Tar Heel obtained through a federal public record request 40 separate reports of lab-animal welfare violations at UNC over the last four and a half years. The records document numerous University research incidents that violated federal guidelines or institutional protocols, including a pig's death caused by human error, confusion among researchers that led to 11 mice starving to death and a biology class that for years had students perform undisclosed experiments on various animals without proper approval or adequate training. While the records are expansive, further reporting by the DTH found other violations have occurred at UNC in recent years that have not been documented by the appropriate federal agencies, raising questions as to the frequency of animal welfare violations that have remained under wraps.
Most long-term patients, such as those with cancer, pay the same amount for parking at UNC Hospitals as every other visitor throughout the state. Some are exasperated over the additional toll those parking fees add to their week-by-week treatment schedules. While alternative options have been created for a few specific circumstances, many patients don’t qualify and have seen parking expenses pile up. Meanwhile, the University generated $3.7 million in revenue last year through its Dogwood Parking Deck, one of two primary parking areas for UNC Hospitals patients and visitors.
The study found that while workplaces are increasing health and wellness measures for their employees, there is still much work to be done.
Chicana writer Cherríe Moraga’s “Native Country of the Heart: If We Forget Ourselves, Who Will Be Left to Remember Us?” paints a portrait of her mother's life.
Grad students are what make so much of what happens at Carolina possible! Make sure to show some gratitude for your TA's, research mentors and lab instructors because it's Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week!
The exhibit will also include a UNC professor's Grammy-winning album and multiple rare books and artifacts.
A team led by members of UNC Surgery conducted an anonymous online survey that asked recipients to identify whether or not they had experienced sexual harassment within the past year.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the strikes, University Libraries has curated a special exhibit titled “Service, Not Servitude: The 1969 Food Workers’ Strikes at UNC-Chapel Hill.”
Students at the School of Media and Journalism conducted a study into gender inequality in the field of political tech and presented it in Washington, D.C.