As the University and government are encouraging people to distance themselves socially, students look toward alternative resources to protect their mental health during this time. UNC announced Tuesday that residence halls will be closed for students unless they get an exception to stay there, and on Wednesday, the University urged students who live off-campus to go to their permanent addresses if possible. Though social distancing is encouraged to curb the spread of COVID-19, this practice can be distressing for students. Here are some resources suggested by professionals to deal with the isolation and uncertainty.
At the second meeting of the Commission on History, Race and a Way Forward, members discussed the future of the Unsung Founders Memorial which has been sinking since it was installed in 2005. Proposals ranged from adding seating and a circle of gravel or stone material around the memorial to moving it near Franklin Street.
A December survey conducted by Kaplan Test Prep found that 47 percent of premed students polled think medical schools should offer free tuition to all their students. Here's what students and faculty at UNC have to say about medical school tuition.
The newly formed Commission on History, Race and a Way Forward offers an opportunity for UNC to reconcile with its racialized footprint.
Following a settlement with the North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans, the University is facing the loss of donations by individuals concerned about where their money is going.
As UNC develops a new economics Bachelor of Science program, professors and students have varying ideas about the value of science and humanities degrees.
The "campus whistler," Gregory Cheng, is back on campus after being trespassed by UNC Police in September. Here's how he appealed his trespass order.
While some students are interested in volunteer and travel opportunities, others find these types of trips problematic. A colloquial term for this phenomenon is "voluntourism," which many say exacerbates a "white savior complex." A good deal of risk can come with international organizations that commercialize humanitarian volunteering, originating from organizations not knowing the impact of their actions on the ground.
Gregory Cheng, UNC's infamous "campus whistler," has been trespassed from campus, according to UNC Police. Now, he's considering appealing the decision.
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.