In this episode, host Evely Forte spoke to DTH reporter and incoming Assistant Copy Editor Sasha Schroeder and incoming Assistant Online Editor Praveena Somasundaram to understand why many UNC faculty members, professors and teaching assistants are petitioning UNC administration about the fall 2020 semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic, what the petitioners are really demanding and how they hope the University will implement potential changes.
In this week's episode, host Evely Forte spoke to Maydha Devarajan, summer University desk editor, and former DTH reporter Hannah McClellan to better understand what the Board of Trustees decision to lift a 16-year ban on renaming buildings, monuments and landscapes on UNC’s campus meant, how this decision will affect the University moving forward and how campus leaders are responding.
In this episode, host Evely Forte spoke to incoming senior class president Chris Suggs; incoming Black Student Movement president Tamiya Troy; Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Outreach committee co-chairpersons Chaz Crosby and Maya Logan; and Interim Chief Diversity Officer Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, to better understand what impact the movement, against police brutality and for racial equity, will have on the upcoming semester.
In this episode, host Evely Forte talks to three DTH journalists — Chase Cofield, Maydha Devarajan and Claire Perry — to discuss what activism, in the midst of a pandemic, looks like and how community members feel about the national conversation moving forward, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and other police brutality.
Three days into the official start of hurricane season, three large storms have already developed off the coast. In combination with the coronavirus pandemic, this heavy hurricane season may spell trouble for officials and North Carolina residents alike.
Evely Forte and City & State reporter Elizabeth Egan talk about the NCDHHS's Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program and the work of local organizations attempting to feed families impacted by the economic effects of the pandemic. Summer Online Editor Meredith Radford also breaks down how the state is preparing for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially begins today, and what residents can do to individually prepare.
In this episode, Evely Forte and Maydha Devarajan, The Daily Tar Heel University desk editor, discuss a Zoombombing that occurred during a final presentation in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media's International Projects class. Evely also explains Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz's recent announcement about reopening the University in the fall.
In this episode, Evely Forte and The Daily Tar Heel City & State editor Claire Perry discuss North Carolina's three-phase plan for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Upfront, it was pretty frustrating," he said. "Because people rely on the money and it was taking a while for the application to be submitted." As Gov. Roy Cooper extends the state's stay-at-home order until early May, some Chapel Hill restaurants are grappling with having to lay off their staff and finding new ways to run their businesses while maintaining social distancing. Meanwhile, a lot of restaurant staff are grappling with unemployment.
In the wake of the novel coronavirus, the census has been delayed, but remains vital to our society. Renee Price, chairperson for Orange County's task force dedicated to increasing census participation answers pressing questions.