Almost 25 years in the making, the Asian American Center marked its official reopening with a kickoff event and looks ahead to future fundraising and planning.
In early August, employees and campus workers filed a lawsuit against the UNC System and Gov. Roy Cooper for workplace safety. And as campuses go remote, workers are continuing this fight.
Peter Hans tried to defund the Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association as an undergraduate at UNC. On Aug. 1, Hans began his term serving as the UNC System president.
Here's how other schools in the UNC System are handling reopening.
Gary Shipman, a Wilmington-based lawyer, is representing UNC System faculty and staff in the midst of preparing a class-action lawsuit to delay in-person classes. In a response to Shipman, NCDOL General Counsel Jill F. Cramer and Deputy Commissioner of Labor Kevin Beauregard acknowledged the concerns of faculty and staff members. However, they stated it is the responsibility of the UNC System to develop policies and plans that reduce the risk of exposure of contracting COVID-19 — not the department.
UNC faculty have expressed concerns about the University's reopening, along with student leaders and campus workers. Through a public letter published in The Charlotte Observer and a letter from Chairperson of the Faculty Mimi Chapman, faculty have expressed their fears of returning to campus and of community spread of COVID-19. “We are willing to do our part,” Chapman wrote. “But at this point, I believe that our University and perhaps the entire UNC System is being asked to turn straw into gold.”
The Commission on History, Race and a Way Forward unanimously approved a recommendation to Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz for the removal of names with ties to white supremacy of four on-campus buildings at their meeting Friday.
On July 6, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced changes to temporary exemptions for students on F-1 and M-1 visas taking online classes in the fall because of the pandemic. Under the exemptions, students who are taking an entirely remote course load are not allowed to remain in the country, and if they do not leave or take measures like transferring to another school with in-person classes, they face potential deportation.
Earlier in June, former ECU Chancellor Cecil Staton filed a lawsuit against the UNC System over his resignation in March 2019. Here’s what you need to know.
The N.C. Supreme Court ruled in a 4-3 decision in May that UNC would be required to release the disciplinary records for individuals found responsible of committing rape, sexual assault or other acts of sexual misconduct. Two months later, the University has yet to release 11 sexual assault records.
Screenshot from the virtually-held Asian American Center kickoff event, "I'm Not Racist...Am I"?: A Discussion on Antiracism presented by the Asian American Center and Carolina Asia Center on Thursday, Sept. 10.
Carrie Young, Ackland Art Museum's public programs intern, reads aloud during a live Zoom "Storytime" that was inspired by the Ackland’s current exhibition, "Yayoi Kusama: Open the Shape Called Love" on Sunday, May 31, 2020.
The University Commission on History, Race and a Way Forward discussed the Unsung Founders Memorial at its Tuesday meeting.
Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz's new Commission on History, Race and A Way Forward met Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 for the first time.
Gregory Cheng, UNC's "campus whistler," was trespassed from campus on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019.