A UNC employee was arrested after protesting an active shooter drill being carried out by UNC Police, which involved paintball-style masks and practice ammunition. After an investigation by the University, she was fired last week.
Tasked with improving relations between the community and the police, the campus safety commission is a new group made up of faculty, staff and students. They met this week to go over recent incidents on campus and game-plan ways to increase student trust in the police.
These three Tar Heel alumni are preparing to join the Board of Trustees, the University's governing body.
The University has been purchasing leases at Carolina Square for a few years. Its most recent attempt to buy more space has been stalled by changes in the proposed usage of the property.
In 2015, former Chancellor Carol Folt created a task force and instructed it to delve in to UNC's history. After numerous projects and recommendations, the work of the task force has been put on hold.
Following a decades long career, arts and humanities advocate Ruel Tyson, Jr. died last week. He founded the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.
Angela Kashuba was announced as the next dean of the School of Pharmacy at UNC.
During the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, plans for the upcoming school year, including the Campus Master Plan, were discussed and some trustees said their final goodbyes as their terms close out.
Requests for student mental health services have been increasingly consistently in the past five years. In a presentation to the board of trustees, the Mental Health Task Force delivered a report after a year of research into the mental health problems and needs of the UNC student community. Part of the presentation focused on the tense campus environment, due to events in the past year involving demonstrations around confederate monuments, and the impact of sexual assaults and misconduct.