Category Archive: Students

Addressing discrimination, harassment and related misconduct

[This post is adapted from a memo on sexual harassment sent Dec. 5, 2017, to Gillings School faculty, staff and students. – BKR] Context for discussions about sexual harassment. Over the past several months, complaints about sexual harassment, assault and sexual misconduct have reached a crescendo in the news, calling… Read More

Graduate students speak out about proposed change to federal tax plan

Gillings School students organize to be heard Graduate students are speaking out about the damage that will result if the draft federal tax bill moves forward without modification – and their protests are important. Sections of the bill are related to deductions for tuition waivers, stipends and graduate student work… Read More

Ending DACA: A terrible idea

The wrong thing to do I had a fantasy last weekend as the media kept reporting that the president would announce an end to the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program. I fantasized (in retrospect) that his exposure to the people of Houston, in their time of distress… Read More

Awesome day in Chapel Hill

Hundreds of new students fill our atrium We had the second standing orientation in our atrium, and it was great! I loved looking up and out and seeing new students everywhere! Such energy, vitality, openness and excitement. I’ll never forget how totally nervous and unconfident I felt my first days in… Read More

UNC-Chapel Hill commencement

Another Carolina-blue day I always take a few minutes to sit and watch people arrive for commencement, anticipating what we’re about to experience. How perfect is it when graduation day is clear and Carolina-blue-skied – and one looks out on a veritable sea of blue gowns designed by our own… Read More