Student forum for Town Council candidates

UNC Student Government and Campus Y host candidate forum: What do candidates really think about town-and-gown relations?

As a student of social justice at Chapel Hill’s largest employer, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I am acutely aware of the impact my education plays on the economic and demographic make-up of our community. With the UNC Student Government and Campus Y (the center for social justice on campus) coming together on November 3, 2011, to host a candidate forum, I had hoped students would finally have their most salient concerns heard by potential council representatives. Even more, I was optimistic that students without cars or a thorough understanding of the intricate bus system would finally gain access to the campaign process, which has built to a climax over the past weeks.

The Battle Against Poverty: Writing a History of the North Carolina Fund

Program with Robert Korstad and James Leloudis
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010
Wilson Special Collections Library
5 p.m. Reception and viewing of exhibit The Poor Among Us, North Carolina Collection Gallery
5:45 p.m. Program, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 962-4207

Robert Korstad and James Leloudis will discuss their newly published history To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America. The fund was launched in 1963 by Governor Terry Sanford as a way to combat poverty and social inequality in the state.

Korstad is professor of public policy and history at Duke University. Leloudis is professor of history and associate dean of honors at UNC.

The program complements a two-part Wilson Library exhibit:

  • The Poor Among Us: Photography of Poverty in North Carolina is on view in the North Carolina Collection Gallery (2nd floor) through September 30.
  • Communities in Action is on view in the Southern Historical Collection (4th floor) through October 16.



Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm


Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill

Alcohol for Rich Football Fans?

According to this morning's News and Observer, UNC is considering allowing alcohol in the new private suites and club boxes being added as part of the Kenan Stadium renovation. It's just an idea at this point and could be achieved through sales or BYO. Ironically, less than 2 months ago, the Daily Tar Heel reported that student alcohol poisonings on campus has 'grown rapidly in the past few years.'

Fifty-one cases of student alcohol poisoning were reported last school year, up from 28 in the 2007-08 school year and three the year before, according to data collected by the Office of the Dean of Students.

EMS has already reported 23 cases to the office as of Oct. 1 this semester.

The data is based solely on cases that required EMS assists, said Dean Blackburn, assistant dean of students. Victims of alcohol poisoning who live off campus do not always appear in the report.

Chapel Hill police cited the increase in alcohol poisonings as reason for their increased enforcement of alcohol violations.

Kenan Stadium fly-over practice

From Linda Convissor:

Saturday marks the end of the home football season with Carolina kicking-off against the University of Miami Hurricanes at 3:30 p.m.


Just prior to kickoff, four Marine F/A-18 Hornet jets will fly over Kenan Stadium.  The F/A-18s are part of the VMFA-122 squadron known as the 'Werewolves', and are based out of the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, South Carolina.  One of the pilots is UNC alumnus Captain Benjamin Apple, class of 2003.


Practice runs will be made on Friday between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.  Of course, bad weather or aircraft schedule changes could affect the flight plans for Friday and Saturday.


The jets will be flying low and be quite loud, so we wanted to give you advance warning.



Friday, November 13, 2009 - 9:00am to 10:00am


Kenan Stadium and surrounding area

Citizens to Bowles: "Give us the same access to airport meetings that the special interests get."

The Airport Action Group sent the following letter to UNC President Erskine Bowles.

The citizens of Orange County have been totally left out of the airport process while UNC and their legislative allies have been colluding with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and other special business interests.


January 9, 2009


Dear President Bowles,



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