UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and other University leaders hosted a webinar Wednesday to discuss UNC’s options for safe re-entry in the fall in response to COVID-19. The options under consideration are part of a framework called the Carolina Roadmap, which is expected to officially launch next week. Under the Carolina Roadmap, students may expect modifications to on-campus housing, shifts to the academic calendar and the implementation of social distancing and other safety measures.
UNC first-year student Patrick Luc Nixon passed away on Monday, April 27. He was 19 years old. His family and friends remember him as a selfless, motivated and kind young man.
The Bridge, an online platform that recently celebrated four years on campus, seeks to uplift women of color. The platform is a collaboration between students at UNC and Duke University.
While UNC students and people around the country are urged to practice social distancing to flatten the curve of COVID-19, students with immunocompromised family members face additional concerns about infecting their loved ones.
The Board of Governors met by conference call in a special session Friday to discuss the UNC System's response to COVID-19.
UNC's Spring Commencement will be postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz announced in a campus-wide email Friday.
The closing of UNC's residence halls for the rest of the academic year has left students scrambling to get their things from campus. Though the University initially announced last Wednesday that campus would remain "open and operational" during the remote learning period, the UNC System sent a press release on Tuesday announcing that students must return to their permanent addresses unless granted an exception. The University sent an email later that day, instructing students to move out of their residence halls unless granted a housing waiver. Now, students are dealing with the practical implications of moving out.
A recent report conducted by political science professor Timothy Ryan, English and comparative literature professor Jennifer Larson and business professor Mark McNeilly, studied free expression and constructive dialogue at UNC. The report had many findings — one being that a significant undergraduate students across the political spectrum self-censor in class. The study also looked at social media, with a question about whether students were concerned someone would post critical comments about them on social media if they stated their sincere political views. Junior Ali Montavon, co-president of UNC Young Independents, said social media is something "changes the game" for politics on campus.
Dean of Duke University’s Trinity College of Arts and Science Valerie Ashby led a discussion on impostor syndrome on Friday.