Members of student government are taking to web videos and television to talk about campus issues. Student government is working with Carolina Week, Student Television and the new Carolina Broadcast Team to deliver videos.
Years ago, graduate student Tracey Slaughter saw folk singer Utah Phillip’s 1983 album “We Have Fed You All for a Thousand Years” on sale for twenty dollars. Deciding it was too expensive, she chose not buy it — and she’s regretted it ever since. On Saturday, Slaughter discovered the treasured album in a cardboard box at the Wilson Library record sale, where duplicate materials and unrestricted gifts were sold to clear space and raise funds.
This year’s Campus Sustainability Day centered on a new online pledge promoting green life. Fourteen tables were set up across campus Wednesday by various sponsors including the Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee (RESPC), the Sustainability Office, Carolina Dining Services, HOPE Gardens, FLO Food and the Sierra Student Coalition. Students who stopped by the tables were asked to pledge to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
Amanda Foster was walking home and listening to her iPod when a strange man stopped her. “At first I thought he was going to ask for directions,” said the graduate student in the School of Information and Library Science. “He was like, ‘Miss, you look like a nice lady’ and started showering me with all these fake compliments.” Foster is one of the many students who reported such incidents to campus security.
Ron and Lynette Lewis, the founders of the organization Stop Child Trafficking Now, said they are trying to pursue the individuals who demand underage prostitutes, not the brothels that house them.
Students and faculty members will be hearing the word “innovation” a lot more in the coming months. It’s the subject of a new $125 million “Innovate@Carolina” plan dreamed up by Chancellor Holden Thorp to make UNC a leading university in innovation and entrepreneurship.
During a Tuesday meeting of the Employee Forum executive committee, officials debated the use of furloughs — a temporary, unpaid leave period — as a potential method to balance the University’s budget.
They say it’s best to drop the news like it’s no big deal. That’s how participants discussed the coming out process Wednesday at a roundtable hosted by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center.