Members of UNC’s chapter of the environmental honors fraternity Epsilon Eta announced the abolition of the group in an Instagram post on Sept. 2 after former members called out the fraternity for its role in upholding a space rooted in white supremacy. “As a historically exclusive and majority-white institution with semblances of Greek life, we have contributed to the preservation of white supremacy on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus," the post said. The letter and abolition of the group has sparked a conversation among UNC students and within Ep Eta’s own former membership group. “It needs to be the act of abolishing it that shows that we don't support those values,” former Ep Eta member Michael Byrd said.
UNC’s Honors Carolina and Phi Beta Kappa Society are taking action to promote awareness of racial injustice and kicked off its series of discussions with a discussion of a UNC's professor research regarding racial disparities in healthcare.
Amid a global pandemic, students wondered if returning to campus is worth the risk. Sophomore Madison Wommack considered the financial strain of returning as well as the potential risks of returning to campus, since a family works at a hospital. Sophomore Jolie Koonce decided to cancel her housing contract after learning that housing refunds were not guaranteed. Clay Morris considered the dangers returning to campus posed for the larger Chapel Hill community. First-year Savannah Pless had to weigh attempting to have as normal of a typical first-year experience as possible, with the financial costs.
COVID-19 has closed campus down, but UNC Campus Recreation is continuing its fitness classes virtually. Live fitness classes are offered every day on the Campus Recreation’s Facebook page. People without a Facebook account can still view the page and participate in the classes.
Now that classes are remote and campus is in reduced operations, student government must decide how to do work for a University that is somewhat shut down.
Senior fellows at The Washington Institute David Makovsky and Ghaith Al-Omari spoke about Palestine-Israel negotiations on Wednesday, March 4.
At least 11 residence halls on UNC’s campus don't have elevators, and some dorm areas lack certain accessibility features. What keeps Carolina Housing from having fully accessible student housing — and what's at stake for disabled students?
EDUC 320: "Navigating Education Borderlands" is a summer program that allows first generation college students to study at the U.S.-Mexico border to conduct research about the effect the border has on people's lives.
The committee also discussed how the state's new budget would impact University departments.