CarolinaCast: The changing of the guard at the Stone Center, UNC’s hub for Black cultural expression
The Sonja Hayes Stone Center for Black Culture and History is UNC’s hub for Black issues and cultural expression on campus. The former director, Joseph Jordan, has now handed the role to Laronda Manigold Bryant.
Carolina Connection’s Denise Stroud talked with both Jordan and Bryant to discuss what the role means and what the future of the Stone Center looks like.
CarolinaCast: ‘We’re human beings’: Homeless Chapel Hill residents ask for kindness, respect
Since the early 1960s, the Inter-Faith Council has worked to provide food and supplies to struggling citizens in Chapel Hill and Orange County. Today that work continues, and it’s more necessary than ever as citizens grapple with economic issues stemming from the pandemic.
Carolina Connection’s Will Christensen went to the IFC SECU Community House Shelter to speak to some of these people and hear their stories.
Carolina Connection – Apr. 29, 2023
Employees at Durham’s REI store are trying to unionize. Former Vice President Mike Pence visited UNC’s campus, attracting supporters and protesters. Professor Mimi Chapman wraps up her term as Chair of the Faculty. A UNC professor pushes for improved classroom safety. Should professors give students “trigger warnings” before discussing potentially upsetting topics? The recently unveiled senior mural in the Student Union reflects a tumultuous four years at Carolina.
CarolinaCast: Anthony James is passionate about DEI – a concept that is increasingly controversial
Carolina Connection – Apr. 22, 2023
North Carolina farmers are changing the solar industry with a little help from sheep. Former Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit UNC, making him the first national prominent Republican to come to campus in years. Chapel Hill previously frowned upon restaurant drive-throughs, but that’s changing. A UNC study reveals that wild blueberries can keep your brain sharp. A UNC student organization has been picking up campus litter for a year.
Carolina Connection – Apr. 15, 2023
UNC System schools invest in improving student mental health resources. Carolina law students protest the ban of a classmate on campus. Transgender UNC students call for more inclusivity due to increasing anti-LGBTQ+ legislation. a professor helps actors nailing down accents. A UNC study concludes infrastructure improvements are needed to reduce injuries from e-scooters. Arts Everywhere Day brings student artists together.
Carolina Connection – Apr. 1, 2023
There’s a new push from the North Carolina Senate to legalize medical marijuana. Fasting students who observe Ramadan say they don’t get enough support from the University during exam season. A UNC club adapts tech and toys for special needs children. Instead of police, some 911 calls now may be handled by mental health professionals.This April Fools’ Day, one UNC class shows that clowning around is hard work.
Carolina Connection – Mar. 25, 2023
Undergraduate enrollment rates are decreasing across the country. A UNC program helps first generation college students find community and support on campus. A new UNC study suggests ways to combat child neglect. Student app developers promote gender diversity in the tech world. The North Carolina tradition of wood-cooked barbeque is declining, but some small businesses are determined not to let the fire die.
Carolina Connection – Mar. 11, 2023
North Carolina legislators reach an agreement on Medicaid expansion, which could have profound effects on UNC hospitals, rural healthcare, and 600,000 uninsured North Carolinians. A shortage of Adderall is causing hardship for people with ADHD. A proposed new state law would require businesses to accept cash. Older students at UNC face unique challenges. The men’s basketball team nears the end of a disappointing season.