Caroline Corrigan


UNC Printing Services downsizes

Six and a half years ago, Bernie Oakley thought he had his dream job. But on Feb. 11, that job became a nightmare for Oakley, who was one of nine printing services employees laid off in response to $2.1 million in losses in the department during the past decade.

UNC coal-free goals delayed until March

There may be a bit more coal in the University’s stocking than some had hoped this Christmas. A 500-ton wood pellet shipment, scheduled to arrive at UNC in November has now been delayed until March of next year. The pellets are part of a plan outlined in the 2009 Climate Action Plan to reduce the University’s carbon footprint by combining coal with biomass products, such as wood pellets.

UNC faculty backs policy change

UNC’s faculty executive committee reaffirmed its support for academic freedom Monday by supporting a possible resolution regarding a University policy. The committee will vote Dec. 17 on whether to support the University’s adoption of such a resolution to the policy passed by the UNC system’s Faculty Assembly. The resolution, which was passed Sept. 17, stems from an awareness campaign conducted by the American Association of University Professors.

Environmental panel discuss ethical issues

A panel of environmental experts magnified the link between nature and human rights Wednesday night. In a public discussion about environmental responsibility held in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center, an expert panel expressed the importance of environmental issues in the public consciousness.

ITS votes to transition from Blackboard to Sakai by 2014

By fall 2014, Blackboard at UNC will be a thing of the past. The Information Technology Executive Steering Committee passed a motion Monday to begin a three-year transition from Blackboard to Sakai as UNC’s learning management system, starting next year. The Sakai Pilot Study at UNC began in fall 2008 with 18 courses.

Charity looks to expand service

As UNC Hospitals continues to grow, the Ronald McDonald House will need to follow suit in order to extend its services to even more than the 1,800 families it can already accommodate each year.

Question of the Week: How long does your CCI laptop battery last?

For some UNC students, their college careers will last longer than the lifespan of the batteries in their CCI computers. Freshmen said their computers’ battery lives last between four and five hours. “I’m pretty good at making my battery last throughout the day,” said freshman Allison Farmer. “I try to let the battery get pretty low before I charge it, and I don’t leave it plugged in once it reaches 100%.”