Think Fast … Institutionalized Racism in AmericaThis Think Fast… forum focuses on why institutionalized racism continues to have a stronghold in America and what measures we can take to combat this systemic problem.
A Priceless Gem, Now and ForeverTogether we can do great things in unprecedented times. We’re #UNCAlumni. On May 31, we marked 177 years of the GAA serving The University of North Carolina and everyone connected to it — alumni, students and the Carolina community.
ThinkFast ... COVID-19: Mental Health and Well-BeingThe GAA and Carolina Public Humanities present a panel discussion of the impact on mental health and well-being on adults and children during these unprecedented times.
Think Fast ... COVID-19: The Impact and ImplicationsListen as a GAA-selected panel of experts examine the impact of COVID-19 in more detail and from a variety of perspectives.
Homecoming 2019It’s always a great day to be a Tar Heel, especially if that day includes a Homecoming win over Duke.
From the Carolina Alumni Review: Bank Boosts Scholarships For Military Families
Bank of America has given $250,000 to UNC to create a scholarship endowment fund for military families. The fund will provide scholarship support for military families through the University’s Red, White and Carolina Blue Challenge.
Full story at https://unc.live/2AiLkbo
From the Carolina Alumni Review: UNC Pays Fine, Agrees to Clery Act Changes
The University has been fined $1.5 million by the U.S. Department of Education and ordered to make a list of corrections to come into compliance with the Clery Act, a federal statute that deals with educational institutions’ reporting of crime statistics.
Full story at https://unc.live/3eQOJNU
From the Carolina Alumni Review: UNC Enriched by $6.2 Million Rare Books Collection
Florence Fearrington ’58, one of the preeminent rare book collectors of our time and a longtime supporter of Carolina, has donated nearly 4,000 books and objects valued at $6.2 million to University Libraries, where they will become part of the Wilson Special Collections Library.
The collection includes 1,900 rare books, most on the subject of natural history, including illustrated books on malacology — the study of shells and mollusks — and books, catalogs and prints on Wunderkammers, or “cabinets of curiosity.”
Full story at https://unc.live/3dxwPyd
From the Carolina Alumni Review: Carolina, NCCU Law Schools Collaborate on Veterans Clinic
A new collaboration between the law schools at UNC and N.C. Central University will revive NCCU’s Veterans Clinic to meet the ongoing needs of current and former service members in the state.
The partnership will support the universities’ joint effort in assisting active military personnel, veterans and their families who might otherwise not be able to afford proper representation.
Full story at https://unc.live/3fXeNaf
From the Carolina Alumni Review: Faculty Group Issues Racial Equity Demands
In the national cry for racial justice following the police killing of George Floyd, a group of UNC faculty on Monday issued what it called a Roadmap for Racial Equity.
“As the oldest public university in the nation, UNC-Chapel Hill has a deeply rooted history of participation in racially discriminatory practices, including the occupation of native lands, enslavement and racial segregation, that have led to systemic and institutionalized racial privileges for some and inequities for others,” the document says. “We believe now is the time for decisive and swift action to change the culture and policies of the University.”
Full story at https://unc.live/3i1IQzt
From the Carolina Alumni Review: Peter Hans ’91 Elected UNC System President
Peter Hans ’91, for the past two years the president of the 58-campus North Carolina Community College System, was elected the next president of the UNC System on Friday.
A three-term veteran of the Board of Governors that chose him, Hans will start work Aug. 1 as head of the system that governs the state’s 17 public campuses.
Full story at https://unc.live/3dilbqO
From the Carolina Alumni Review: Trustees End Building Renaming Moratorium
The UNC trustees voted Wednesday to end the University’s 16-year moratorium on renaming of campus buildings. The 11-2 vote came as an acknowledgement of the heightened race relations atmosphere in the country following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
“Things have changed. The temperature of the country has changed. This needs to be done,” said trustee Teresa Artis Neal ’83, the lone African American member of the board.
Full story at https://unc.live/3hE3YeE
From the Carolina Alumni Review: In Survey, Faculty Express Concerns About Safety Amid Virus
If a survey of faculty members’ anticipation of the fall semester could be summed up in one word, “uncertainty” would be a top candidate.
The survey was designed, sent and returned by 1,224 faculty in less than three weeks, with a June 10 deadline for responding. Doubts about effective protection from the COVID-19 virus was one area discussed Monday during a review of the survey results in a meeting of the Faculty Executive Committee. When asked to indicate agreement or disagreement with a statement — “I believe the safety precautions that are planned for face-to-face teaching in the Fall of 2020 will reasonably protect me from getting COVID-19.” — 25 percent of the survey respondents said they agreed or strongly agreed; 34 percent said they were not sure; and 41 percent said they disagreed or strongly disagreed.
Full story at https://unc.live/2YE79dP
Three decades of studying coronaviruses puts UNC's Ralph Baric on the frontlines of research and vaccine testing in the midst of the global outbreak. Read on in the latest issue of the Carolina Alumni Review. #UNCAlumni