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.
A five-year suspension of UNC’s chapter of the co-ed business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi came earlier this year after violations related to alcohol, hazing and disruption of an investigation by the chapter’s national body. But a new business organization named Scale and Coin has been born at UNC in the months since, drawing resources from Duke University. At its helm are some former AKPsi members, and students who were in the process of joining the UNC chapter at the time it was suspended.
UNC's Black Student Movement (BSM) would like the University to do more to create education equality, highlighting that while progress has been made, they still have a long way to go.
CAPS 24/7 will allow students experiencing a mental health crisis or who need mental health counseling to speak directly with a mental health professional after CAPS's business hours. The helpline is a result of the Mental Health Task Force's recommendations after a year-long investigation to improve students' mental health. Students can call (919) 966-3658 for assistance.
In the 500-level course, students are promoting a change in students' attitudes toward how they do their laundry.
Following last week's discovery of anti-Semitic messages on campus, professor Marc Dollinger gave a speech on the effects of anti-Semitic ideas.
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.