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.
Peter Hans tried to defund the Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association as an undergraduate at UNC. On Aug. 1, Hans began his term serving as the UNC System president.
Faculty, fellows and teaching assistants are petitioning UNC administration to guarantee that no instructor will be required to teach in person during the fall 2020 semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, among other concerns. So far, more than 600 University employees have signed the petition.
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.
The Campus Safety commission met Wednesday for a supplemental meeting. Here's a rundown of what you missed.
Members of the University's Campus Safety Commission met Wednesday to discuss appropriate action UNC should take relating to sexual violence and police conduct on campus.
The Campus Safety Commission met Wednesday via Zoom to discuss a variety of issues related to policing and COVID-19.
The petition, drafted by Kylah Guion, a 20-year-old political science student at N.C. A&T State University, lists demands to the UNC System regarding the suspension of in-person instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The petition has garnered over 22,000 signatures.
Here's how UNC's Greek Life is responding to the outbreak of COVID-19.
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."
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.
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.
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.