Archie Ervin and Terri Houston agree the fight to diversify the University is never quite complete. The pair answered questions on the importance of a diverse student body and faculty at a forum Monday.
UNC students seeking to collaborate with Duke University students through a new program have to submit their applications today. Applications to the Kenan-Biddle Partnership were originally due on Nov. 15, but the deadline was extended to today in response to several requests for extensions.
The search for the next vice chancellor for research is under way, joining several similar searches throughout the University. The search committee charged with filling the position — now filled by Barbara Entwisle — met Monday to revise the position’s leadership statement, set dates for future interviews and consult with the firm conducting the search.
The Young Democrats and College Republicans faced off in a heated debate Monday night, which featured topics ranging from unemployment to the environment, but never strayed far from criticisms and defenses of President Barack Obama.
If the University were only financially supported by tuition and fees, all students and faculty members would be enjoying summer — or early fall — vacation by now. On Monday, the Heelraisers Council, an organization dedicated to teaching students the importance of private giving, held the first annual “Tuition Free Day,” to mark the day classes would end if the University solely depended on tuition.
Serious times were not necessarily met with serious attitudes from students seeking part-time jobs Wednesday. Twenty-two vendors set up tables in the Great Hall of the Student Union to talk with students and accept resumes, but company representatives said students were not equally prepared.
At an event sponsored by the Young Democrats on Monday, U.S. Rep. David Price, D-N.C., told students that despite what has been described as one of the most productive sessions of Congress, more needs to be accomplished.
Beginning in June, students will see some serious changes when they visit UNC.edu.University administrators debuted the design Thursday to an audience of faculty and administrators, nearing the end of a long process in developing the site.
The UNC chapter of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program inducted its first scholars at the Stone Center on Thursday evening. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is intended to provide assistance to students from underrepresented backgrounds, low-income families and to first-generation college students, said Joseph Green, director of Upward Bound, who brought the nationwide program to UNC.