Carolina Together states that testing everyone “could create a false sense of security,” and that the CDC does not recommend widespread, asymptomatic testing. Here's how UNC plans to test students for COVID-19 on campus.
Two UNC student organizations hosted a virtual fundraiser Saturday, called the Race Against Racism, which raised over $4,000 for the Marian Cheek Jackson Center. The Jackson Center, based in the Northside community, works to preserve and document the historically Black neighborhoods of Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
On Monday, UNC-Greensboro notified its students in an addendum to its housing contract that, based on UNC System policy guidance, on-campus students who may be forced to move out due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the fall could not receive refunds. UNC-G later clarified that the policy did not mean no refunds would be responded under any circumstances — but a student-created petition asking the UNC System to ensure refunds in the event of early contract termination has already garnered over 7,000 signatures.
Danita Mason-Hogans, a member of UNC's Commission on History, Race and a Way Forward and a Chapel Hill native with ties to the University dating back seven generations, is calling on UNC to fund an enrichment program for descendants of the enslaved people who built the University.
The UNC System's six historically minority-serving institutions are receiving $1 million each from the N.C. Policy Collaboratory to support COVID-19 related research and initiatives. The funding will support a variety of projects to address COVID-19 care and testing for vulnerable populations across the state.
If you're looking for opportunities to learn about issues of social and racial injustice, the DTH compiled a descriptive list of five classes that will be offered at UNC this fall. Classes range from introductory to higher-level courses in disciplines like film and medical anthropology to explore dimensions of racism and racial inequality.
UNC's research labs, clinics and other facilities are ramping up operations from 25 percent to 50 percent of their on-site capacity this month. Prior to June 1, research lab operations had been limited to approved “critical research activities,” in the hopes of minimizing the spread of COVID-19.
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School is launching a new pilot MBA program called NC Business Next for recent college graduates. The program offers graduates with less than two years of professional work experience the option to get their MBA before entering the job market.
After 10 months, the University has announced that Amy Johnson will serve as the new vice chancellor for student affairs. Johnson is set to take over the position from interim Vice Chancellor Jonathan Sauls in August.
UNC's Employee Forum met via Zoom Wednesday morning to address the logistics of remote work and conduct officer nominations for its upcoming election. Guidance for employees' return to campus is expected to be released later in May.