As the public raised questions for months about Carolina Housing’s operations in the face of COVID-19, student staff had been hesitant to answer them to the media — many citing their fear of getting fired or losing their chance to be rehired. Several RAs, who asked to remain anonymous due to employment concerns, said the media policy is confusing. When asked for interviews, they said they’ve felt afraid, nervous and unsure of what would be in violation of the policy — and if it would cost their jobs. The Supreme Court ruled in the 2006 case of Garcetti v. Ceballos that the speech of public employees is protected under the First Amendment — if it is engaged in as a private citizen.
UNC student leaders reflect on shortcomings of the fall semester and share their perspective on what changes the University should consider as it plans for the spring.
Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz announced the formation of the new Campus and Community Advisory Committee in a formal notice on Sept. 15. Selected by Guskiewicz, this group of faculty, staff, students and community members will give feedback as spring reopening plans develop. Vice Chancellor of Communications Joel Curran said in a statement that the new advisory committee aims to "ensure that as many voices as possible are heard" and provide critical feedback. Some still feel that it won’t be enough to change decisions.
Today, we’re talking about the Campus & Community Advisory Committee — that met for the first time last Tuesday.
The Committee has 26 members and three co-chairs from different groups across campus.
With the fall semester well underway, many are already wondering what the spring semester will entail.
After being informed of their termination, effective Oct. 30, Carolina Housing student staff ask: Of all of the pay cuts that could have been made, why us?
Host Evely Forte chats with DTH Sports Editor Brian to talk about what many deem a quintessential part of the UNC experience — Carolina athletics.
On this episode of Heel Talk, host Evely Forte talks to assistant online Praveena Somasundaram and University Desk staff writer Sara Raja about how the University and Town of Chapel Hill are holding students — found in violation of University and/or state guidelines — accountable.
Last Thursday, UNC Provost Bob Blouin announced in an emailed message to the campus community that the pass/fail option would be made available for all undergraduate courses as an alternative to earning a letter grade for the semester.