Katie Reilly


Jenny Justice, the artistic director of Hamlet Project in Durham, does vocal exercises with students in the E.K. Powe Elementary School  auditorium. 

Durham director is fighting systemic racism with theater

Jenny Justice’s goals are big. She wants to combat what she sees as a declining appreciation of the arts in education and fight systems of oppressive poverty and racism. She believes deeply in the powers of learning and language. She speaks wistfully about Shakespeare.

Michael McAdoo files class-action lawsuit against UNC

Michael McAdoo — the former UNC football player whose plagiarized paper led to the earliest investigations into UNC’s academic fraud — filed a class-action lawsuit against the University on Thursday for failing to provide him with a quality education.

MCAT course enrollment up

Princeton Review and Kaplan Test Prep are experiencing an increase in registration for Medical College Admission Test prep courses as students hurry to take the exam before the April 2015 transition to the new MCAT. 

Students, faculty, and visitors conjure together to honor the late poet Seamus Heaney in Wilson Library on Tuesday.

Students honored Seamus Heaney with poetry reading

A Tuesday evening memorial for late Irish poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney brought together two places — one that’s known for its 40 shades of green and another that’s hooked on just one shade of blue; one that raised a Nobel Prize-winning poet and another that now houses much of his poetic legacy.

Affordable housing concerns Northside advocates

In the two weeks since its release, Student Body President Christy Lambden’s petition to repeal Chapel Hill’s four-person occupancy rule has elicited a mixed response from students and town residents. But the resulting conversation has converged upon the lack of affordable housing in Chapel Hill.


Carrboro prepares for Saturday protest

At the Carrboro Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, board members asked Police Chief Carolyn Hutchison how she will deal with people who plan to protest at the proposed CVS site located at 201 N. Greensboro St. on Saturday. “I think that it’s important to note that anyone who enters the property or stays on the property will be guilty of first degree trespassing,” she said. “Everything will be dependent on the behavior of the people who come to the event.”

Smith Level Road project worries residents

Staff members of the North Carolina Department of Transportation presented updates on the Smith Level Road Project to the Carrboro Board of Aldermen on Tuesday. The project, which includes the creation of sidewalks and bike lanes along Smith Level Road, has been controversial among Carrboro residents because it involves the creation of a two-lane highway and median. “Having a road with a median in front of a neighborhood in the city of Carrboro doesn’t make sense given we are the city,” resident Alan Waibel said.

Voters hope to break stereotypes, find representation in Northside

Thomas Brittian voted Tuesday to ensure he is represented and to break stereotypes. “I just don’t think enough African Americans and Latinos get out to vote unless they have a cultural interest,” he said. “I want to break that stereotype.” Brittain was one of 73 people voting today at the Northside precinct as of 4:20 p.m. Another 71 people voting in One-Stop No Excuse voted last week, and overall turnout at the precinct met officials’ expectations, Chief Judge James Weathers said.