10.28.20 | Around Town
Just as a pandemic-weary populace is adapting to the outdoors being a good place to have fun while staying safe, a signature Carrboro outfitter for outdoors equipment is going away.
UNC plans to house about 3,500 students in single-occupancy rooms in dorms and Granville Towers for the spring semester and to teach some in-person classes. Most classes with more than 35 students will be taught remotely. read more
New research from the Baric lab at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health suggests that a strain of coronavirus that has recently been alarming the swine industry may have the potential to spread to humans as well. read more
As part of a two-day University Day observance, Kevin Guskiewicz took the public oath that officially installed him as 12th chancellor of the University. On Monday, the University presented Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Awards to six recipients. read more
Steve Bell ’67 and his wife, Jackie Bell, are adding to a pledge they made earlier this year, and an anonymous donor has pledged a match, for an expansion of Kenan-Flagler Business School that will enable it to grow its undergraduate program at… read more
UNC will start spring classes on Jan. 19 and forego spring break in anticipation of continued disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic. read more
Sociologist, author and public scholar Tressie McMillan Cottom, who joined UNC’s School of Information and Library Science this past summer, is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship’s “genius grant.” read more