UNC is one step closer to removing names of individuals tied to white supremacy from four buildings on campus. A chancellor-appointed committee unanimously voted Tuesday to put forth a recommendation to Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz that the University remove the names Charles B. Aycock, Josephus Daniels, Julian S. Carr and Thomas Ruffin and Thomas Ruffin Jr. from on-campus buildings.
The UNC Board of Trustees lifted a 16-year moratorium that prevented renaming buildings on campus just over three weeks ago. Last week, several UNC departments have come together to begin the process of renaming Hamilton Hall as Pauli Murray Hall. Pauli Murray, a Black descendant of UNC’s original trustees, was a prominent advocate for women’s and civil rights.
In the wake of COVID-19, these UNC scientists are spearheading a new global partnership meant to facilitate vaccine research and combat future pandemics of this size.
Each year about a quarter of the undergraduate population uses UNC's Writing and Learning Center services at least once. Now that classes are online, the centers are still offering remote services over Zoom and more.
Campus community members gathered at the UNC School of Law last week to watch a screening of "Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook," a 2019 documentary that exposes the tactics used to suppress the voting rights of non-white Americans and younger voters.
After losing to junior Reeves Moseley in the general student body president election, Ryan Collins was elected president of the Graduate and Professional Student Federation.
UNC libraries celebrated the opening of the exhibition: “Race Deconstructed: Science and the Making of Difference” in Wilson Library on Feb. 13, featuring a lecture by Rana Hogarth on the historical roots of the medical analysis of race to establish difference.
Pearl Hacks, a hackathon for female and nonbinary people over 18, will take place on UNC's campus from Feb. 21 to 23. The event goes beyond project-building, allowing its over 400 participants to meet mentors from companies like Google and Microsoft.