The Campus Safety Commission met Wednesday morning and discussed the upcoming Summit on Safety and Belonging, as well as UNC Police's use of geofencing technology.
Over 10 years, the University has made strides with how it addresses mental illness. But some students still think UNC has some ways to go.
Updates to the UNC Class Attendance Policy were made in February 2018 to focus on protecting certain categories of absences. Still, some students can be confused by the absence policy — which can lead to conflicts between professors and students. Though certain absences do not fall under categories of University approved absences, professors can still excuse these absences. They are encouraged to communicate with students about other absences, but some professors allow more flexibility than others. For some students, the flexibility of a professor's absence policy can affect their decision to take the class.
As UNC aims to reckon with its past, the history of slavery interests many students and professors. Slaves helped to build the University and dealt with abuse in Chapel Hill and beyond.
Presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders visited UNC for a campaign rally Thursday.
United Nations official Filippo Grandi came to UNC Thursday and discussed the global refugee crisis.
At the latest Faculty Executive Committee meeting, a new communication service, the Three Zeroes Initiative and the Program on Civic Virtue and Civil Discourse were on tap for discussion.
Other universities in the country have taken out call boxes because mobile phones have made them obsolete. What about UNC? Despite the fact that the investment, which totals over $1 million dollars and 300 boxes at this point, has been deemed both practically and cost-ineffective by many law enforcement professionals, students on campus feel they give peace of mind. While apps and mobile devices, which are almost always equipped with sophisticated tracking devices, seem to be the more accessible and convenient option for emergency situations, UNC Public Safety spokespersons have said there are no plans to remove the boxes. The project, which has spanned over 30 years on UNC's campus, has been used more successfully than some other schools, which removed boxes after years of nonuse.
Attendees dressed up in wizardry robes, drank Butterbeer and played Quidditch-themed cornhole at Cobbwarts, a Harry Potter-themed event sponsored by the Residence Hall Association.
“I can’t put it into words how I feel after I finish a performance, and especially after I do it with the people that I really like dancing with. That just makes it all worth it, the constant practicing and all that.”
Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Comissioner for Refugees, came to UNC on Sept. 21 to discuss the global refugee crisis.