UNC’s student newspaper sues the university for access to sexual assault records. A new program aims to make North Carolina tuition bills more predictable. A UNC study finds that many Wake County residents are drinking unhealthy tap water. One UNC student has a lucrative income reviewing tech products on YouTube. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but is it happening too soon?
As students continue to express fears about Donald Trump’s election, UNC Chancellor Carol Folt assures them that the university’s values won’t change. UNC defends its decision to stop offering a controversial class that dealt with the history of big time college sports. A new exhibit documents UNC’s racial history. Students who can’t go home for Thanksgiving have options on campus for a holiday celebration.
Many students react with anger and fear to Donald Trump’s victory; Muslim students are particularly anxious. UNC honors its veterans, and offers to help them transition to academic life. The clean-up from Hurricane Matthew continues, and UNC is helping. Hypnosis is becoming more common, both in modern medicine and in more casual settings.
President Obama comes to UNC to rally young voters for Hillary Clinton, while College Republicans in North Carolina do some last-minute campaigning for Donald Trump. For many college students, this election is their first. For student veterans, UNC is trying to ease the transition from the military to the classroom. Local beekeepers protect the balance of nature. Alumni return to Chapel Hill for homecoming.
Chapel Hill leaders want to make the annual Halloween celebration smaller, while UNC leaders want to make sure students show up for class the next morning. The NCAA holds a five-hour hearing on UNC’s longrunning athletic/academic scandal. Critics say the campus bookshop has lost its “quirkiness.” You may be wearing a piece of UNC history right now.
Jury deliberations begin in the murder trial of former UNC student Chandler Kania. Kania’s DWI trial has focused attention on driving while smoking marijuana – a popular but dangerous trend. Hurricane Matthew devastates some students’ home towns. Margaret Spellings is formally installed as the UNC System’s president. The State Fair is the setting for an unusual fraternity social.
As a murder trial begins for former UNC student Chandler Kania, other students say they’re careful about not driving drunk. UNC’s marching band has new rules for members who want to protest at football games. A community near Salisbury welcomes a legal settlement that will clean up coal ash. Students prepare for Hurricane Matthew. Coffee houses take all kinds of forms in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
Students stage a campus protest in reaction to the Charlotte police shooting, while a UNC researcher looks into the relationship between race and traffic stops. Some students are apathetic about the upcoming election. A UNC senior writes in the New York Times about “blackout drinking.” A Chapel Hill record label is working both to preserve old southern music and promote new artists.
UNC defends its sexual assault policies after a student claims the university didn’t take her complaint seriously. The NCAA and ACC pull their championships from North Carolina, and student athletes will pay the price. A student suffers from a rare case of Lyme Disease. The home football season begins, and fans will notice some new features in Kenan Stadium.