The Faculty Executive Committee met Monday to discuss the legality of the Silent Sam decision and the UNC System hierarchy that caused the settlement to happen as it did.
The Kenan Memorial Stadium dedication plaque, which had ties to a white supremacist, was removed a couple days after the last UNC home football game.
It's no secret that many students have violated Honor Code in order to attend a sports game. But who's to blame? The students or the lottery system? Since the football ticket system became a lottery, the issue has gotten more complicated. Some students buy and sell football tickets as a way to make money, but this can make it expensive for student fans to see big games. Policies such as first come, first serve have been suggested as solutions to the issue, using Duke University's ticket system as an example. Gerry Lajoie, senior assistant director of athletics and ticket operations, said he suggests students wait in the standby line if they can't get tickets.
At the Faculty Council meeting on Friday, Kevin Guskiewicz announced a new Commission on History, Race and a Way Forward. The council also discussed the Tar Heel Bus Tour, the AAU Campus Climate Survey, and faculty morale.
In October 2018, then-Chancellor Carol Folt announced that the University would rededicate Kenan Stadium to William Rand Kenan Jr. so as not to honor his father, who was the commander of a white supremacist unit. More than a year later, the University has covered a plaque with temporary signage.
The UNC chapter of NCPIRG, along with UNC Young Independents and March for Our Life UNC, will be hosting Party at the Polls on Nov. 5 to encourage students to vote in the Chapel Hill local elections, which began on Oct. 16. The event will have food, live entertainment and games.
“Ultimately, the significance of the election is to crown someone who embodies what it is to be a student at UNC, on and off campus. Their service project plays the biggest role and can leave a lasting impact on both our campus and surrounding community as some have in the past.”
The Carolina Indian Circle, a student organization at UNC, kicked off the celebrations with t-shirts, dances, arts and crafts, and Native American trivia.
A recent study published by researchers at the Carolina Population Center suggests that having positive relationships with family during your teen years can lower your risk of depression later in life.
Chase Dining Hall is now serving up an unusual variety of pizzas. At first, they may steer you away, but it's all a part of a plan to introduce healthier options for hungry Tar Heels.