Campus Updates

Creating a more supportive environment

Last month, the University adopted a more comprehensive policy on sexual violence, which applies to all students, faculty and staff. The policy also prohibits discrimination, harassment and related misconduct, including interpersonal violence and stalking. Howie Kallem, Title IX compliance coordinator, recently spoke with the University Gazette about the policy and the ways in which it…

Carolina observes First Amendment Day, Sept. 23

Students, faculty and staff will celebrate UNC’s sixth annual First Amendment Day on Tuesday, Sept. 23 during National Banned Books Week. Organized by the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy, First Amendment Day allows the University community to explore, understand and discuss the importance of each right protected by the First Amendment and the…

Undergraduate Business Symposium emphasizes diversity

More than 400 undergraduates from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School gathered Sept. 19 for the 30th annual Undergraduate Business Symposium. This year’s event, which brought representatives from 43 companies and attracted students from 29 different majors, incorporated a theme of diversity and featured networking opportunities that targeted underrepresented populations including minorities, females and LGBTQ students. “The…

Hundreds attend C-STEP kickoff event

More than 200 people – including students, supporters, Carolina Chancellor Carol L. Folt and former North Carolina senator Howard Lee — attended the annual Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP) event in the Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium on Monday night. C-STEP, which was designed for low- to moderate-income students who transfer to Carolina from…

Leuchtenburg interviewed in PBS Roosevelts series

Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor will be the most recognizable figures in “The Roosevelts: An Intimate Portrait” as it airs on PBS this week, but viewers who have spent time in Chapel Hill may spot another familiar face. William Leuchtenburg, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of History at Carolina, is interviewed in the new Ken Burns…

Kenan-Biddle Partnership offers grants to bring UNC, Duke students together

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University are accepting applications for the fifth year of the Kenan-Biddle Partnership, funded by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust and The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. The initiative is designed to promote collaborative projects between students of these two great universities. Last year, the…

UNC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Over the coming weeks, Carolina students, faculty, staff and community members will have the opportunity to join in the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins Sept. 15 and lasts through Oct. 15. Each year, UNC-Chapel Hill celebrates with events sponsored by multiple campus organizations, including the Carolina Hispanic Association, The Carolina Latina/o Collaborative,…

Public invited to discussion about race-related issues Sept. 8

The public is invited to explore lessons learned from the recent upheaval in Ferguson, Missouri, at a Sept. 8 panel discussion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Lessons from Ferguson about Rights, Race and Place” will begin at 7 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in Wilson Library. The free event…