Emma Lindsey


DTH Photo Illustration. Professors are working to provide assistance to students during the current transition.

Students, professors use new methods to form connections through the computer screen

“For my Spanish class, my professor reached out to me last week because I forgot to take a quiz for that class,” said junior Jose Rodriguez Gomez. “He reached out to me to see if everything was fine and if I was doing okay and if I was facing hardships and that is why I forgot to take the quiz. After talking to him for a bit, he said that he would extend the quiz online for me.”

(From left) Lynne Privette, Jamie Sohn and Tiz Giordano hand out care packages to a first-year outside of the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2020 through Chapel Hill/Carrboro Mothers Club. Over 35 students received personalized packages and community members made 75 homemade masks in support of the initiative. "The average care package weighed about seven pounds," Sohn said.

Moms in Chapel Hill and Carrboro supply homemade care packages to UNC students

Tiz Giordano, a member of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Mothers Club, said they started a Facebook group called Local Parents Supporting UNC Students and invited members of the Mothers Club to join several projects to help students. They said the care package idea arose on the Facebook page and parents began the project over Labor Day weekend. Over 52 care packages were distributed to UNC students this week.