Campus Updates

Understanding and addressing implicit bias

At times, everyone makes choices, often unconsciously, that are completely contrary to their beliefs. It’s called implicit bias, and it can happen all too easily unless people take steps to prevent it. People process information quickly based on past associations, which come to mind involuntarily and play a key role in shaping thoughts and actions,…

Carolina welcomes new students to campus

The 3,988 first-year students expected to start classes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill next week were chosen from a record 31,331 applicants. They hail from 94 North Carolina counties, 38 states and the District of Columbia and 24 countries. An additional 800 students are joining the Carolina community as transfer students.…

UNC defers night parking

Matt Fajack, vice chancellor for finance and administration, sent the following communication to campus on Aug. 14 with an update on night parking:

Folt takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Chancellor Carol L. Folt took the ALS Ice Bucket challenge on Wednesday with some help from a group of Carolina students and resident advisors. “Do it. Go Heels!” Folt said just before the students dumped a bucket of ice water over her head in front of the Old Well. The Ice Bucket Challenge is meant…

University to test sirens Aug. 20

The University will test the emergency sirens and text messages on Aug. 20 between noon and 1 p.m. The University tests the sirens each semester to make sure the equipment works.

Historic moments: interns document local history

Believe it or not, the town of Chapel Hill actually does stretch beyond Franklin and Rosemary streets and existed long before Michael Jordan came to school here. Just ask this summer’s interns at Preservation Chapel Hill. These two rising seniors and a 2013 graduate have spent the summer researching and documenting the rich history of…

Board of Governors discusses campus security issues across UNC system

Safety on campuses throughout the UNC system has long been a top priority for General Administration as well as leaders at the 17 constituent institutions. Following a yearlong review of current safety practices at system campuses, the UNC Board of Governors on July 31, 2014, received the 2014 UNC Campus Security Initiative report, outlining 36…

University to conduct emergency drill on Monday, August 11

As part of ongoing efforts to enhance campus safety, the University will conduct an emergency drill on Manning Drive on Monday (Aug. 11) between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Our Department of Public Safety is coordinating the exercise, which will include local law enforcement and response agencies. The drill will focus on how the University…