For students returning to campus this spring, reentry COVID-19 testing will be required, said Chancellor Guskiewicz at Thursday's Board of Trustees meeting. The Board also voted to increase undergraduate and graduate nonresident tuition for 2021-2022 by two percent, or $684 for undergraduates and $566 for graduate students.
UNC announced the extension of COVID-19 testing hours at the Carolina Union towards the end of the semester, giving students more time to get tested before returning home for winter break.
The same day that the Employee Forum released a report urging UNC administrators to address the concerns and frustrations of employees due to COVID-19, the University released a video thanking its employees for Employee Appreciation Day on Oct. 28. Some called it a timely coincidence. Others called it another instance of “toxic positivity.” The report highlighted the effects that COVID-19 has had on employees and provided recommendations for campus leadership to address some of these concerns. It stated that staff members often feel left out of University communication and decision-making and that their needs were an “afterthought” once students and faculty’s needs were addressed.
With the University's decision to postpone the start of the spring semester to Jan. 19, many UNC students living in off-campus residences are looking to sublease their rooms during the winter break.
Students have begun receiving texts from Campus Health after getting tested for COVID-19 in the Student Union, recommending they get tested again every five to nine days.
Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice is taught by three professors and examines race, gender, sexuality and inclusion.
The start date for the spring semester will likely be pushed back at least a week, said Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz at Thursday's UNC Board of Trustees meeting.
With most classes online, UNC ITS Desk is still helping students resolve computer issues that arise this fall.
The student-created app LoopChat can accommodate 5,000 users — and UNC first-years have found community during the chaos.
Director of Campus Recreation Bill Goa said on Thursday that students will hopefully be back in campus recreation facilities by the end of September under the state's lessened restrictions.