One strange semester, part 2

May 26, 2020

More impressions, insights and lessons learned by faculty during spring’s historic shift to remote teaching. Read the first installment of essays, “One strange semester,” here. Matthew Andrews Teaching associate professor, history When I learned that in-person classes were suspended and … Continued

Eleven UNC students awarded Fulbrights

May 21, 2020

Eleven students and recent graduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected to receive the Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Their lives matter

May 20, 2020

There have been more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in poultry and other meat processing plants in North Carolina, and over 10,000 cases across the United States. The industry is the subject of UNC-Chapel Hill anthropologist Angela Stuesse’s scholarly work.

Inequality amplifies African Americans’ COVID-19 risk

May 18, 2020

Recent data shows that minorities are more at risk for contracting COVID-19 and experiencing poor health outcomes. In particular, African Americans in COVID-19 hot spots are twice as likely to die from the virus than their white counterparts.

Front porch revival

May 18, 2020

With origins in the South, outdoor spaces are fostering a sense of ‘we are all in this together.’ Historians may look back at the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic as a time when people returned to their front porches, stoops, balconies and … Continued