In the weeks following the killing of George Floyd, several student groups, including UNC Black Congress and the Black Student Movement, have been involved in organizing protests against police brutality and systemic racism across the Triangle. However, given UNC’s safety guidelines for the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, questions remain as to how protesting efforts will be carried out on the University’s campus during the upcoming semester.
Rising sophomore Clay Morris recently produced his own podcast, called SEGREgayTION, which aims to hold LGBTQ+ related discussions with other LGBTQ+ men of color like himself. Morris, who has been learning to produce audio as he goes, wanted to create a space to hold discourse specifically focused on intersectionality and the experiences of being a person of color and a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
The Campus Safety Commission met Wednesday to discuss how University safety and health guidelines will proceed in the fall semester. The commission also finalized a statement that was sent out the following day, which acknowledged the role of systemic racism in acts of police brutality and expressed the commission's intent to continue to foster safety and justice on campus.
The 32nd Carolina Blood Drive, which will be held at the Dean E. Smith Center on June 2, is inviting community members to make appointments to donate blood. Jim Potts, chairperson of the blood drive planning committee, said the drive will incorporate COVID-19 guidelines and precautions.
Earlier this month, UNC Libraries announced that its contract with publishing company Elsevier would shrink. We spoke with Elaine Westbrooks, vice provost and University librarian, about how UNC Libraries arrived at this decision.
Social distancing can be a little lonely. These UNC students are fostering animals to boost their quarantine morale.
After the University announced campus closure and remote instruction, students were instructed to return to their permanent residences to finish off the semester. Students share the challenges and benefits they've experienced so far taking classes remotely back home.
On March 17, the University reduced operations on campus — including Carolina Dining Services. UNC students with meal plans share their thoughts and concerns on the recent change.
North Carolina college students Wali Khan and Ahmed Salat created a startup to mend the opportunity gap in Northern Kenya. Their goal is to help recent graduates on the road to starting businesses by providing support and funds.