9/11 is commemorated by UNC students — even those too young to remember it. Transgender restrooms cause more controversy on campus. The UNC Board of Governors holds a relatively calm meeting. Four years after her death, the family of Faith Hedgepeth still hope police will find her killer. A student tries to down an eight-pound pizza to win cash.
In our “Year In Review” episode, we look back at some of the top stories of the 2015-16 school year. Margaret Spellings takes over as UNC System President, but attracts campus protesters. A UNC employee is at the center of a lawsuit over North Carolina’s controversial LGBT discrimination law. A fatal car crash leads to a crackdown on fake IDs, but underage students are hesitant to stop using them. UNC tries to break the stigma of mental illness.
The number of sexual assault reports at UNC has increased after the university changed the way it responds to sexual assault. Meeting graduation requirements is more difficult for transfer students. UNC researchers use a new app to study postpartum depression. A local band tries to capture “homegrown freedom” in their folk and bluegrass music. Seniors look back at their years at Carolina.
After 100 years of independent operation, UNC’s Student Stores are being taken over by Barnes & Noble. Some high school students are avoiding N.C. colleges because of the state’s new discrimination law. Fatal overdoses from opioids and heroin are becoming more common at UNC and nationwide. Jukeboxes aren’t as popular as they once were, but some people still love the music machines.
Protesters interrupt another UNC Board of Governors meeting, and board members are growing increasingly frustrated with the disruptions. UNC gets more backlash from the state’s new discrimination law. A UNC club encourages teenage girls to get into computer coding. Students cut food waste through composting. Yoga is part of some students’ mental health treatment.
Chancellor Folt and UNC System President Margaret Spellings state their opposition to North Carolina’s new discrimination law. Chapel Hill prepared for an NCAA championship celebration that never happened. Students try to make Wikipedia more inclusive. Your office decor and email signature may affect your workplace success.
As the Tar Heel basketball team prepares for the Final Four, Chapel Hill prepares for a possible celebration. A transgender UNC employee sues the state over the new law that overturns local non-discrimination ordinances. Students stay up overnight to dance for a good cause. There’s new landscaping on campus, and you can eat it.
Millennials likely will play a key role in the North Carolina presidential primary. A UNC student is running for the state legislature even before he graduates from college. Carrboro leaders react to the fight over Charlotte’s new LGBTQ anti-discrimination law. UNC’s men’s basketball team moves to the ACC championship.