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: Nominations Sought for Teaching Awards
Each year, UNC celebrates the central role of teaching and mentoring by recognizing faculty, staff and students. The University Committee on Teaching Awards offers a number of awards based on nominations by members of the University community.
Alumni, students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to submit nominations for several campuswide awards that will honor professors and graduate teaching assistants in a variety of categories.
Full story and link to nomination form at https://unc.live/31cU8t0
From the Carolina Alumni Review: UNC Outlines Impact of Potential Enrollment Loss From Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic “continues to pose a substantial and indeterminate threat to the financial health and sustainability” of the University, UNC officials have reported to the state system that oversees it. “The University faces significant uncertainty for all major revenue sources and has incurred large, unexpected costs to date as a result of COVID-19.”
UNC responded to a request for anticipated financial consequences from the UNC System Board of Governors based on potential negative impact of enrollment drops at various levels — from 2 percent to 50 percent.
Story at https://unc.live/2DhGIDT
The names of Charles B. Aycock (class of 1880), Josephus Daniels (class of 1885), Julian S. Carr and Thomas Ruffin Sr. are removed from buildings and signage on the UNC campus. The UNC Board of Trustees voted to remove the naming honors for the namesakes’ connections to white supremacy.
Story at https://unc.live/39DZWQ7
From the Carolina Alumni Review: Four Names Removed From Campus Buildings
Charles B. Aycock (class of 1880), Josephus Daniels (class of 1885), Julian S. Carr and Thomas Ruffin Sr. have left the buildings.
The Board of Trustees on Wednesday decided in 11-2 votes to remove the naming honor from Aycock Residence Hall, the Daniels Building that houses student stores, and the student affairs headquarters Carr Building — all for the namesakes’ connections to white supremacy.
Full story at https://unc.live/39DZWQ7
From the Carolina Alumni Review: Chief Financial Officer Leaves for UNC System
Jonathan Pruitt, vice chancellor for finance and operations, is leaving Carolina after two and a half years to return to the UNC System as chief operating officer, effective Aug. 1.
Full story at https://unc.live/39AljS5
From the Carolina Alumni Review: Pandemic Inspires Efforts to Help Families Get Food
When COVID-19 began to show its true virulence in the U.S., Catya McMullen ’11 and others in the performing arts scene in New York rued that they weren’t first responders.
“We felt useless,” McMullen said. “We wanted to figure out a way to take the work we do to benefit those affected by the pandemic.”
McMullen, a playwright and screenwriter, said she began working with theater director Jenna Worsham to reconnect their colleagues in the performing arts community with one another and their audiences to make a difference.
She and Worsham formed Project Homebound, creating a series of online video performances, with all proceeds from ticket sales going to a nonprofit McMullen has long supported, No Kid Hungry.
Full story at https://alumni.unc.edu/news/pandemic-inspires-efforts-to-help-families-get-food/
From the Carolina Alumni Review: Students Have Safety Pledge Requirement Before Returning
Students preparing for classes to begin on Aug. 10 have been told — as a condition of attending fall semester classes — to sign a pledge that they will abide by the public health guidelines and the University’s COVID-19 Community Standards and University Guidelines.
The requirement applies to all, regardless of whether they plan to attend classes in person or remotely.
Full story at https://unc.live/2ZROehq
🎉🎉 GAA MEMBER GIVEAWAY 🎉🎉 5x7” Bell Tower and Old Well Prints 💙🐑 Comment with your first name + last name + class year, AND be sure to tag two Tar Heels in your comment. We’ll pick five winners on Friday to each be mailed this set of ready-to-frame prints. #uncalumni
We’re shipping kits to you! 🎨 7/25 Paint this Bell Tower at home with us 🎨 Hark the sound for one of our favorite campus landmarks – the Bell Tower. If we’re hanging out in our homes more, we might as well add some oh-so-spirited new art to our walls. Paint the Bell Tower along with a Wine and Design instructor from the comfort of your own home over Zoom - all in the company of your virtual Tar Heel fam. Pick up your kit in Chapel Hill, or deadline to sign up to have a kit shipped to you is this Monday, July 20, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). GAA members save $10. Details at link in bio 🎉🎉🎉 Tag your friends, and make it a date. We are so Heel happy for this virtual event. #uncalumni