Stories tagged: "UNC System"


Geeta Kapur, a civil rights attorney from North Carolina, is the author of the new book "To Drink From the Well: The Struggle for Racial Equality at the Nation's Oldest Public University." (Image via Geeta Kapur)
UNC’s ‘Racist Roots’ Fueled Nikole Hannah-Jones Scandal and Legacy of Injustices, Legal Scholar Says

Enslaved people literally laid the bricks at UNC. So how does its past reflect on the turmoil of today?

In this 2016 file photo, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones attends the Peabody Awards Ceremony in New York. A controversy over tenure at North Carolina's flagship university has highlighted discrimination against Black students, student-activists said Wednesday in Chapel Hill. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/FilmMagic)
After Nikole Hannah-Jones Snub, UNC ‘Not Safe for Black Students’ Either, Activists Say

North Carolina’s flagship public university has been the scene of numerous race-related controversies in recent years, including white supremacist rallies around a Confederate monument.

Police stand guard after the confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled in Aug. 2018 by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.  (File photo by AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
From Silent Sam to the US Capitol: Why We Should Have Seen the Violence Coming

The white supremacists who overtook the US Capitol got their start in places like Chapel Hill, where UNC authorities failed to recognize the dangers sparked by Silent Sam.

The bell tower at UNC-Chapel Hill. NC's flagship university jettisoned in-person classes after several coronavirus hotspots popped up on campus this month. (Image via Shutterstock)
State Employees Head Demands UNC System ‘Step Up’ and Hold Reckless Students Accountable

After coronavirus forces UNC-Chapel Hill shutdown, head of state employee group says UNC System must ‘step up’ and hold students accountable.

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2020, file photo, people remove belongings on campus at UNC-Chapel Hill, amid the coronavirus pandemic. NC's flagship university moved all classes online and plans to send thousands of students home after several coronavirus hotspots developed on campus in the last week. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
UNC-Chapel Hill Cancels In-Person Classes. Staff and Faculty Fume It Didn’t Come Sooner.

After coronavirus clusters emerged on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus, officials to move all classes online and send 4,000 undergraduates home.