With less than a month before classes are set to begin, UNC System workers have concerns and questions left unanswered. The North Carolina Public Service Workers Union (UE Local 150) and the American Association of University Professors held a town hall on Thursday to address these concerns and lay out demands for a safer return to campus. The town hall was followed by a “Day of Action” on Friday, where campus workers shared their demands through a march on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus.
If you're thinking about returning to your favorite study spots on campus, you might have to reconsider. The University's libraries released their fall reentry plan last week, which includes new rules for patrons and limited space. Here's what you need to know.
A North Carolina Superior Court judge has dismissed a portion of the DTH Media Corporation's complaint against the UNC System and Board of Governors. The complaint accused the groups of violating North Carolina Open Meetings Law to negotiate its $2.5 million settlement with the Sons of Confederate Veterans in November 2019 and pay the group $74,999 in a separate agreement.
With a little more than a month left before the fall semester is set to begin, critical questions about the return to on-campus operations remain. The Campus Safety Commission met Wednesday to discuss some of these concerns, including implementation of community standards, the current rate of COVID-19 cases and what could trigger potential “off-ramps” to send students home.
James "Jim" H. Wallace Jr., a former DTH photographer and critical photojournalist of the civil rights movement in Chapel Hill, died on June 14. Friends and colleagues remember him for his distinct talent and keen creative vision.
As students look ahead to a fall semester full of uncertainty, here is definitive list of the best places on campus to grind out a paper — or try to pay attention during a Zoom class.
On Monday, UNC-Greensboro notified its students in an addendum to its housing contract that, based on UNC System policy guidance, on-campus students who may be forced to move out due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the fall could not receive refunds. UNC-G later clarified that the policy did not mean no refunds would be responded under any circumstances — but a student-created petition asking the UNC System to ensure refunds in the event of early contract termination has already garnered over 7,000 signatures.
The University is beginning to release emergency funding from the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act for students affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, but some have criticized the administration for moving too slowly to release funds and not being transparent about the process. Students were formally notified about the opportunity for emergency funding about a month after the University received funds from the CARES Act. The announcement was sent two days after Undergraduate Senator Lamar Richards sent a letter to the chancellor criticizing the University for not publicizing the funds and not moving quicker to release them.
UNC’s first day of class will be held on August 10, Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz announced at Thursday’s UNC Board of Trustees Meeting. Students will complete finals by November 24 and then not return to campus until the spring semester. Guskiewicz announced the development of the Carolina Roadmap to reopen campus in the fall. The Roadmap includes the establishment of community standards to prevent virus transmission, including wearing face masks and practicing physical distancing.
UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School announced Tuesday that the school will receive $11 million to support construction of a new building. The donation, intended to help grow the undergraduate business program by at least 50 percent, is the largest single gift from an individual in the school's history.
Screenshot from the virtually-held Campus Safety Commission meeting on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
The UNC wrestling team held a special draft for Mason Fannin, a 7-year-old with Leukemia, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.
Former Congressman Bob Inglis came to UNC on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 to talk about how conservatives can support climate change.