UNC has faced major backlash over the way they handle sexual assault. While they have made many changes in the right direction, there is still work to be done in the next decade concerning the issue of sexual assault on campus.
UNC Health Care is being sued for allegedly discriminating against blind patients and violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Most long-term patients, such as those with cancer, pay the same amount for parking at UNC Hospitals as every other visitor throughout the state. Some are exasperated over the additional toll those parking fees add to their week-by-week treatment schedules. While alternative options have been created for a few specific circumstances, many patients don’t qualify and have seen parking expenses pile up. Meanwhile, the University generated $3.7 million in revenue last year through its Dogwood Parking Deck, one of two primary parking areas for UNC Hospitals patients and visitors.
“I think people are really hesitant to go through something like that and become that person -- that person who made the department deal with all that."
Registration for any UNC student can be stressful, but for some transfer students, lack of communication and late registration periods make graduating on time and taking the right courses seem impossible.
As Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rolls back Obama-era protections for sexual assault survivors, questions are raised about the application of due process in Title IX investigations.
BOG approved a $2 million grant to the board to establish the Hurricane Florence Emergency Grant Program for Postsecondary Students.
“That’s the culture — these old men clubs. It just goes to shows that survivors aren’t believed still.”
An anonymous UNC graduate shared her harrowing story of being in an abusive relationship that ended with her diagnosis with an incurable STI. The idea of full disclosure when it comes to STDs is not always an easy subject to bring up to a new partner, especially if open communication isn't strong. But the reality is that the law can be applied in certain scenarios when STI cases are not reported. That's why UNC and other agencies in Chapel Hill are advertising resources so students can know the facts and avoid getting hurt, both emotionally and physically.
Every student knows how expensives textbooks and access codes can be, even if they are rented or bought used. However, for some students, this is not an expense easily paid.