Historically Black neighborhoods in Chapel Hill have experienced disproportionate policing, but the numbers only tell part of the story. Gentrification over the past decade has changed the demographics of neighborhoods and therefore who commits crimes. Longtime residents say they've seen a double standard in how the law is enforced, but Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue said the police department works hard to avoid that. “I’ve seen the positive side of the police department and the negative side of the police department,” Northside resident Delores Bailey said.
UNC faculty asked University leadership to clarify off-ramps and provide sufficient personal protective equipment in a series of records obtained by The Daily Tar Heel.
Documents obtained by The Daily Tar Heel unravel the discussions and predictions issued to UNC before the announcement of the fall 2020 roadmap reopening plans. Health experts predicted outbreaks of COVID-19 on campus. UNC administration was in communication with leaders at other universities, also working on its plans for reopening for the fall 2020 semester. “There are several other AAU schools about to do the same. I think we will be in like with many other universities. I think we will have one of the best roadmaps to help guide us," Guskiewicz said in an email on May 27.
The Daily Tar Heel talked with an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience to answer all your questions about the psychology of wearing a mask: Sometimes it can feel awkward and unnatural to wear masks and physically separate yourself from people. From a psychological standpoint, why is that? Does wearing a mask insinuate that other people are unhygienic? What's the dynamic surrounding people policing the behavior of others?
Ask any student who’s moved off campus, or any first-year who’s denied a parking space on campus: finding a long-term spot can feel like a treasure hunt. These three UNC graduates are scoping out unorthodox parking spaces in Chapel Hill and connecting renters to hosts through their newly launched startup, Float Parking.
The expansion of COVID-19 continues raising risks for essential state employees, with the death of a Raleigh sanitation worker last week marking a new level of urgency. UE local 150 — a union representing North Carolina public service workers, including many at UNC — sent individual letters to Gov. Roy Cooper, Raleigh city leaders and the UNC System Board of Governors earlier this month. The UE150 letters called on each authoritative body to implement new, "commonsense" measures that increase support for these workers, as the coronavirus shutters them off from working for needed wages and endangers them in their day-to-day duties. “Something like this kind of shows where there’s a lack of resources, supplies, a lack of personnel,” UE150 President Bryce Carter said, “so it brings those points out even more in these times.”
A recent protest in Chatham County at a voting site raised concerns about voter intimidation at the polls.
The scheduling of the annual UNC African American History Lecture remains uncertain as various UNC offices have sent conflicting signals regarding the event.
Thanks to a local labor organization, some graduate students don't need to pay mandatory fees on top of their tuition anymore, but there's still there’s still a lot more to be done in the fight for fair compensation.
The Pittsboro protest at Horton Middle School became heated as pro-Confederate and anti-Confederate groups clashed from across a street.
The Confederate monument, property of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, stands outside the Chatham County Courthouse in Pittsboro, NC, in the center of a traffic roundabout on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019.
Maya Little and other protestors oppose pro-Confederates from across the street near Horton Middle School in Pittsboro on Saturday, Oct.19, 2019.
Stephanie Terry, a Chatham resident and one of the event organizers, marches with the "Pittsboro: No Place For Hate" event on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. “We got to get these Confederate flags, and this racism and hate, symbols of terror in front of our middle school, down," she said. "This is a new day. It’s a new time, and the symbols and vestiges of hate and racism that live in people’s hearts and minds, it needs to come to an end. At the end of the day, we are all God’s children, and we are one human race.”
The Chatham County Sheriff's office pulls over a man driving a backhoe at a protest in Pittsboro on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019.
Marc Dollinger defines anti-Israelism, anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism according to his academic research at UNC Hillel Thursday following the discovery of anti-Semitic posters in Davis Library.