Uncertainty regarding the accuracy of off-campus students’ COVID-19 testing and reporting persists. Carrboro Town Council Member Randee Haven-O’Donnell said she is concerned about the accuracy of off-campus student case reporting. Taylor Steele, a senior at UNC who lives in off-campus apartment complex Chapel Ridge, said she believes there are cases at Chapel Ridge, even though she said she hasn’t received any notification from the apartment complex about testing, reporting or positive cases. Courtney Schnee, the senior vice president and asset manager at Northwood Ravin, said Northwood Ravin has taken several steps to limit the spread of coronavirus at its Chapel Hill properties, including using hospital-grade sanitizing misters and restricting the capacity of amenities such as the pool.
UNC students who have been pushed out of dorms are now looking to live off campus. Students are looking to sign new leases, find someone to take over own their leases or try to negotiate a buyout.
“I know we’re in the South, and we like to keep things nice,” Council Member Sammy Slade said, “but sometimes we have to be real, and we have to be truthful and we have to speak out.”
Students and faculty at UNC-Charlotte are calling for the removal of Associate Vice Chancellor of Safety and Security John Bogdan due to allegations of human rights violations while he worked as brigade commander at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.
When the Northern Orange NAACP met over Zoom on July 26, someone quickly hijacked the event, an example of a phenomenon commonly referred to as 'Zoombombing.'
As individuals in the Triangle experiencing homelessness navigate increased unemployment and widespread closures during the COVID-19 outbreak, the organizations that serve them are working to respond — all while following social distancing guidelines. These groups are grappling with how to provide housing and services to those who need it most, and they know need isn't going to slow down any time soon. “For many of us, this time is a matter of staying at home and missing out on certain activities,” Stephani Kilpatrick, residential services director at the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, said. “But for IFC’s members, it could mean that basic needs are not met.”
Pine Knolls is a community that has struggled with self-preservation in the past, and today, that self-preservation is still uncertain.
At several colleges across North Carolina, antiwar sentiment has transformed the role of activism both on and off-campus and will continue to prompt student action in the future.
"Within three weeks of going fine-free, Chicago Public Library saw a 240 percent increase in returned materials and an increased number or new users," said Meeghan Rosen, the assistant director of Chapel Hill Public Library.
“Until women’s rights are enshrined in the constitution with an Equal Rights Amendment, everything that has been given to us by law, can conceivably be taken away.”
Pine Knolls is a historically Black neighborhood just west of Merritt Mill Road, where UNC provided housing for some janitorial staff and subsidies for other Black workers facing postwar hardship.