SFFA claims that UNC’s admissions policies violate the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause, and are intentionally discriminatory against white and Asian American applicants.
Panelists at the event included UNC professor Seth Kotch, educator and member of the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition Paris Miller and more.
A new University policy this semester mandated that graduate students needed to be physically present in the U.S. by Aug. 10 to serve as teaching or research assistants. In an email statement, UNC Media Relations said over the past few months, the unprecedented suspension of visa services indicated that many graduate students wouldn’t be able to get visas in time for the start of the semester. Patricia A. McAnany, chairperson of the anthropology department, said her department does not have a large endowment, and determined that it was infeasible to support students outside of the country with a TA position.
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.
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.