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College Secretly Records Lectures, Scolds Instructor
College Secretly Records
Lectures, Scolds Instructor

College Secretly Records Lectures, Scolds Instructor

UNC at Chapel Hill is being called out by economics professor Larry Chavis

(Newser) - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sent out a letter of reprimand to one of its economics professors, and the ensuing controversy has taken an unexpected turn. It seems the university secretly recorded several lectures given by Larry Chavis—unapologetically. "Notice is not required to record classes,...

Grad Student Found Unfit for Trial in Murder of His Adviser

Judge says UNC grad student Tailei Qi likely suffers from untreated schizophrenia

(Newser) - The University of North Carolina graduate student charged with fatally shooting his faculty adviser has been found unfit for trial after two mental evaluations, a judge ruled Monday. Tailei Qi, 34, is accused of killing associate professor Zijie Yan in a science building at the university on Aug. 28. He...

Slaying of UNC Faculty Member Launches Tense Lockdown

UNC police took a suspect into custody after a search

(Newser) - A faculty member was shot to death Monday at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, sparking an hourslong campus lockdown and a search for the suspect. Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz told students in an email that he was "devastated and saddened" by the killing of the faculty member at Caudill...

UNC Chapel Hill Cancels Classes After 2 Student Deaths

Both are suspected suicides, and university declares a 'wellness' day

(Newser) - After what may have been its second on-campus suicide in a month, UNC Chapel Hill canceled classes Tuesday. A student was found dead in a residence hall Saturday morning in an incident police are investigating as a suicide, NBC News reports. Last month, a student found dead at Forest Theatre...

1619 Project Creator Gets Tenure After All

Nikole Hannah-Jones still deciding 'the best way forward'

(Newser) - She got tenure in the end. A day before Nikole Hannah-Jones' teaching job at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill was set to begin, the board of trustees voted 9-4 to grant tenure to the award-winning journalist and creator of the 1619 Project, appointed as the Knight Chair in Race...

1619 Project Creator Makes Decision on Teaching Job

Nikole Hannah-Jones cites 'political interference,' won't teach at UNC-Chapel Hill without tenure

(Newser) - Nikole Hannah-Jones is to teach two courses at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's journalism school this fall. But she won't be in class unless she gets tenure, according to a letter submitted by the 1619 Project creator's legal team. Others appointed to the Knight Chair in...

Critics of 1619 Project Creator: Move Against Her Is a 'Travesty'

Professors say board's denial of tenure threatens academic freedom

(Newser) - Princeton historian Sean Wilentz and politics professor Keith E. Whittington have both been critical of Nikole Hannah-Jones' 1619 Project . Wilentz even penned an article describing the project's "inaccuracies," including the creator's claim that the American Revolution was fought to protect slavery. But if you thought they'...

Amid Clusters of COVID Cases, UNC-Chapel Hill Goes Remote

University was just one week into fall semester

(Newser) - All classes will be online starting Wednesday at UNC-Chapel Hill as a COVID-19 outbreak at the North Carolina university grows, the News & Observer reports. The AP notes the campus was just one week into the fall semester when the announcement was made Monday. Students started moving back on campus...

Confederate Group Nabs Statue Toppled at UNC

University will create $2.5M trust for preservation of Silent Sam

(Newser) - Descendants of Confederate soldiers will soon get their hands on a statue of one such soldier, torn from the grounds of the University of North Carolina last year. Protesters at the Chapel Hill campus toppled Silent Sam , erected in 1913 and dedicated to "the sons of the university who...

At Site of Toppled Confederate Statue, More Trouble

7 people are arrested at UNC Chapel Hill after scuffles during rally to restore 'Silent Sam'

(Newser) - Seven people were arrested Saturday at a rally calling for a century-old Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina to be returned after it was yanked down days ago , reports the AP . About a dozen people carrying Confederate flags were met by dozens of protesters that don't want...

Toppled Confederate Statue Leads to Criminal Probe

'Silent Sam' was pulled to the ground by protesters at UNC Chapel Hill

(Newser) - A criminal investigation has been opened following the toppling of a Confederate monument on the University of North Carolina campus at Chapel Hill. Per Reuters , administrators with the university system announced the probe on Tuesday after calling the teardown of the "Silent Sam" statue an example of "mob...

Man Charged in Murder of 3 Muslims to Face Death

Prosecutor says Craig Stephen Hicks described killing of 3 Muslim students

(Newser) - The man charged with killing three Muslim college students will face a death penalty trial after prosecutors told a judge they had strong and incriminating evidence that includes blood from one of the victims found on the accused shooter's pants. After a brief hearing yesterday, the judge ruled that...

Investigation Unveils Huge Cheating Scandal at UNC

1.5K athletes over 2 decades were steered to cakewalk courses

(Newser) - The scale of an academic scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was far more widespread than previously reported and included about 1,500 athletes who got easy As and Bs over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released today....

Police Charge 2 in UNC Murder
 Police Charge 2 in UNC Murder 

Police Charge 2 in UNC Murder

Chapel Hill cops make first arrest, second is underway

(Newser) - Police in North Carolina have charged two men with the murder of a UNC student whose death drew national attention, the AP reports. One suspect, a 21-year-old, is in custody while the other, a 17-year-old, remains at large. Eve Carson, student body president at UNC-Chapel Hill, was found shot to...

Police Issue Pics in UNC Probe
Police Issue Pics in UNC Probe

Police Issue Pics in UNC Probe

ATM surveillance photos show man who used Eve Carson's bank card

(Newser) - Police issued photos today of a "person of interest" in the killing of UNC-Chapel Hill student president Eve Carson, the News and Observer reports. The ATM camera shots show a black man, about 20, who used Carson's bank card and may have been driving her Toyota Highlander. "This...

UNC Mourns Student Leader
UNC Mourns Student Leader

UNC Mourns Student Leader

Student body president shot in 'random' attack in suburb

(Newser) - The campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill remains shaken "to the core" by the shooting death of its popular student body president, the News & Observer reports. Thousands attended a vigil yesterday, and the governor issued a letter of condolence. Police called the shooting of...

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