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."
Members of the Advisory Committee convened Wednesday to discuss changes to leadership on campus, along with UNC's strategic plan for the coming years and its response to events on campus.
This 2015 moratorium froze the renaming of campus buildings until 2031 after an academic building named after a prominent figure with ties to white supremacy was renamed Carolina Hall. Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz has presented a petition regarding the moratorium to Richard Stevens, chairperson of the Board of Trustees, urging Guskiewicz to end the moratorium. There are still roughly 30 buildings on UNC's campus that are named after figures with ties to white supremacy.
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.