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The 2010s: the decade that changed everything at UNC

While a good deal of major changes at the University over the decade happened behind the scenes, the toppling of Silent Sam was about as visible as a movement can be. When students pulled down the statue in protest in August 2018, the conversation surrounding the monument and the history of slavery at UNC became almost impossible to ignore. (Daily Tar Heel)

Here's how the University's demographics have changed over the past 10 years

Over the past decade, the demographics at North Carolina have transformed. Ethnically, the school has diversified — the populations of Asian and LatinX students have increased. At the same time, more students have majored in STEM disciplines, especially computer science. The changing demographics of campus reflect trends in the Tar Heel state. (Daily Tar Heel)

Bigger classes and active learning: technology's impact on UNC classrooms this decade

Over the past decade, North Carolina's classroom environments have majorly shifted to align with the advancement of technology — namely moving away from traditional lectures and instead incorporating technology. Chairperson of the computer science department Kevin Jeffay said his department’s rapid growth has forced it to redefine learning. (Daily Tar Heel)

‘We have made progress’: How UNC has advanced women on campus this past decade

Women at the University have long been part of campus culture — as students, employees and community members. But this past decade, women began gaining more influence as leaders on campus and demanding more support from the University. Carol Folt became the first female chancellor at the University in 2013, succeeding Holden Thorp. (Daily Tar Heel)

The Shrunken Head, A Franklin Street Staple, Marked 50 Years In 2019

Genny Wrenn, the firstborn of Shelton and Mary Edna Henderson, spoke of her parents’ legacy in May as two customers entered The Shrunken Head on Franklin Street. Shelton and Mary Edna might as well have set such customer service into the store’s foundation; it was certainly in their DNA. The store was the first of its kind here and its most enduring. (Chapel Hill Magazine)

Looking into the Chapel Hill-Carrboro music scene over the decade

Between Chapel Hill and Carrboro lies an array of music hot spots. People walking down the street have the opportunity to hear something they like from different venues and listen to music that may be new to them. It may be difficult to choose a genre that represents the sound of Chapel Hill, but there are trends in the music that have emerged. (Daily Tar Heel)

A decade of activism: How social justice movements have continued at UNC in the 2010s

When students and community members remember this past decade at UNC, activism will likely come to the forefront of their memory. Activism at UNC has long been part of campus life, but the decade of 2010 was full of victories and change for several movements. Student protestors toppled Silent Sam, which then prompted a deeper discussion. (Daily Tar Heel)

A decade of activism changed sexual assault policy, but some say UNC still falls short

The past decade has seen UNC's handling of sexual assault scrutinized by federal investigators, fed up students and a rising wave of survivor activism. When the decade began, the student-led Honor Court adjudicated sexual assault cases at UNC. Today, the University has different policies and systems to serve students who report sexual violence. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina Insider Podcast: BB out west, FB's big NSD, Bowl Preview, and Sutton's owner John Woodard

UNC Basketball tries to turn around a slide while playing out west, Football's big Signing Day, and Jones Angell and Adam Lucas preview the Military Bowl match-up with Temple. Then, John Woodard, owner of Sutton's Drug Store, discusses his multiple decades on Franklin Street. Plus: #FiveSecondChallenge, Adam's List, and The Christmas Spectacular! (

Deaf doctoral student adds new perspective to UNC Audiology program

Alexis Nye sits at the low, lightweight kitchen table at her home in Carrboro. It’s the quintessential graduate school apartment: homey, yet transient. She is fresh from her clinical rotation with UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Audiology, her name badge clipped to her white shirt with a glittery gold outline of an ear. Nye’s lifestyle fulfills some longtime goals. (UNC Media Hub)
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