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(From left) Frank Baumgartner, Jennifer Ho and Sharon Holland discuss their collaborative "Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice" course at the Gray Squirrel coffee shop in Carrboro in 2016. Photo courtesy of Kristen Chavez, UNC College of Arts & Sciences.

Faculty of color consider leaving, cite lack of opportunities and toxic environment

UNC faculty said they have considered leaving the University for peer institutions due to a lack of leadership opportunities and a toxic environment for faculty who are people of color. “The work that we do is not valued as much as work that other faculty do,” Jennifer Ho said. Jennifer Ho was the associate director of the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities — until she left in June 2019. “A lot of us were going to leave at a certain point because one, we couldn't get leadership positions, and two, who would want to stay in this climate?” Sharon Holland, chairperson of the Department of American Studies and ​Townsend Ludington distinguished professor, said.


The Faculty Executive Committee met virtually Monday, April 27, 2020 to discuss concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the University's budget, as well as the possibility of furloughs.  

Faculty Executive Committee voices budget and furlough fears for fall semester

Robert Blouin, executive vice chancellor and provost, answered questions from the Faculty Executive Committee's virtual meeting Monday afternoon. He said the University has not received any information from the UNC System or the North Carolina General Assembly regarding budget cuts. He said furloughs are an option the University may consider if faced with financial challenges.


In this diptych, (left) sophomore Hanna Berg poses for a portrait in the Dialectic Chamber in New West on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Berg uploaded pages of the Order of Gimghoul's initiation rituals in early February and gave a speech about her findings at a Di Phi meeting, and (right) Gimghoul Castle stands just east of UNC Chapel Hill's campus, photographed on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020.

‘Midnight and graves and weirdness’: Order of Gimghoul’s initiation rituals uncovered

The Order of Gimghoul is a secret, invitation-only society for male students and faculty of the University that was founded in 1889 by five students. Materials from the Order's collection that are at least 50 years old are open to the public — and on Feb. 12, UNC sophomore Hanna Berg posted pages of the Order's initiation rituals to a student meme Facebook group. Berg's decision to upload the pages followed a speech she gave about the Order at a Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies meeting. After she gave the speech, she received a letter stating, “LOOK NO FURTHER." 


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The Faculty Executive Committee met virtually Monday, April 27, 2020 to discuss concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the University's budget, as well as the possibility of furloughs.  

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The Faculty Executive Committee met virtually Monday, April 27, 2020 to discuss concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the University's budget, as well as the possibility of furloughs.  


The Campus Safety Commission held a supplemental meeting to review subcommittee recommendations relating to communications and the safety of marginalized communities Wednesday, April 22, 2020. 

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The Campus Safety Commission held a supplemental meeting to review subcommittee recommendations relating to communications and the safety of marginalized communities Wednesday, April 22, 2020. 


Frank Baumgartner, faculty co-chairperson of the Campus Safety Commission, presents at a meeting Wednesday, April 15, 2020. The supplemental meeting was held over Zoom during the campus closure. 

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Frank Baumgartner, faculty co-chairperson of the Campus Safety Commission, presents at a meeting Wednesday, April 15, 2020. The supplemental meeting was held over Zoom during the campus closure. 


The Campus Safety Commission met on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 via Zoom to discuss COVID-19 and more. The commission debated weapons on all police calls and brought up the end-of-year report the commission will soon submit to Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz. 

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The Campus Safety Commission met on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 via Zoom to discuss COVID-19 and more. The commission debated weapons on all police calls and brought up the end-of-year report the commission will soon submit to Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz. 


The Daily Tar Heel's Copy Chief & Social Media Manager Brandon Standley poses for a portrait on March 4, 2020. Standley, class of 2021, is a public relations and psychology double major.

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The Daily Tar Heel's Copy Chief & Social Media Manager Brandon Standley poses for a portrait on March 4, 2020. Standley, class of 2021, is a public relations and psychology double major.