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.
Here's what you missed at Thursday's Board of Governors Budget and Finance Committee meeting.
The Asian American community is currently the only minority group at UNC that does not have a space dedicated to its culture on campus. Soon, thanks to work from Eugene Lao and students, there will be an Asian American Center on campus. Lao, who graduated in 1991 and co-founded UNC’s original Asian Students Association, originally intended to give a $100,000 gift to AASA until students approached him with the idea for an Asian American Center. Now he is supporting the goal to complete the center. The center currently has written endorsements from over 15 Asian American student organizations. It will be a space where students can find resources — including lectures — to better understand the Asian American identity. Sean Nguyen, director of the Asian American Center campaign, said this center is a dream goal that will provide students with valuable resources such as mentorship.
Other universities in the country have taken out call boxes because mobile phones have made them obsolete. What about UNC? Despite the fact that the investment, which totals over $1 million dollars and 300 boxes at this point, has been deemed both practically and cost-ineffective by many law enforcement professionals, students on campus feel they give peace of mind. While apps and mobile devices, which are almost always equipped with sophisticated tracking devices, seem to be the more accessible and convenient option for emergency situations, UNC Public Safety spokespersons have said there are no plans to remove the boxes. The project, which has spanned over 30 years on UNC's campus, has been used more successfully than some other schools, which removed boxes after years of nonuse.
FallFest brought together students of all classes on Hooker Fields to learn about campus clubs, sports, performance teams — and collect giveaway items before the new academic year.
UNC continues to discuss its gender pay gap. Executive Vice Provost Ron Strauss is making strides to remediate the issue.
Senior Pulawski, among other recipients, utilized their recognition at the ceremony to speak out about the Silent Sam controversy and disconnect between UNC students and donors.
Proceeds from this Saturday's Tar Heel 10 Miler will benefit the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA’s We Build People Campaign.