Fixed-term faculty members on Friday called for a new lecturer position which would address those who feel overworked, under-recognized for their research and uncertain in their job security. The position would create the potential for a promotion for senior lecturers, who have contracts lasting as long as five years.
On Thursday, Noam Chomsky practiced his right to free speech by telling a crowd of nearly 800 that the human race is doomed — unless it takes action.
Students and faculty members will be hearing the word “innovation” a lot more in the coming months. It’s the subject of a new $125 million “Innovate@Carolina” plan dreamed up by Chancellor Holden Thorp to make UNC a leading university in innovation and entrepreneurship.
A poll designed and publicized by Student Body Secretary Ian Lee has ruffled a few feathers within student government and WXYC, the campus radio station. Lee sent an e-mail Thursday to multiple listservs asking students to take a poll aimed at gauging their opinion of WXYC. Officials from student government and the station said they think the process could have been carried out more effectively if Lee had sought the help of more organizations.