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Health & Safety

Interior locks installed in all classrooms for new semester

A classroom door lock initiative that began last summer has now been completed, and interior locks have now been installed in 199 general purpose, 196 professional school and 125 departmental and laboratory classrooms across campus. The new classroom locks will enhance the safety of University students, faculty and staff. While locks existed in campus classrooms, […] ... Read More

New Edible Campus interactive map guides foragers to what’s in season

Fresh produce is available to anyone on campus, thanks to the Edible Campus, a program of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Now there is a new interactive map to help foragers find what's in season in the 11 gardens across campus. ... Read More

Aaron Salzberg to direct Water Institute

An international leader in global water policy, peace and security, Aaron Salzberg has been selected to be the Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor and director of The Water Institute at Carolina. Salzberg joins the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the environmental sciences and engineering department as a long-established leader in water policy. […] ... Read More

UNC System veteran chosen as interim UNC Police chief

Thomas C. Younce will join Carolina as interim chief of UNC Police, effective July 1. A veteran with nearly 44 years of law enforcement experience, including 15 on university campuses, Younce succeeds Chief Jeff McCracken, who is retiring after 30 years of service at Carolina. “Throughout his career, Chief Younce has worked tirelessly to protect […] ... Read More

Could drone deliveries of defibrillators save lives?

After a heart attack, every second counts. Carolina researchers and NC State experts have taken to the air to find a new way to get medical care to the victims faster. ... Read More

Mental Health Task Force recommends permanent, ongoing attention in its report

Carolina is encouraged to establish a permanent committee on mental health and conduct regular assessments of the changing mental health needs of students, according to the UNC-Chapel Hill Mental Health Task Force. The group submitted its report to the University Affairs committee May 29. ... Read More

Campus safety commission meets for the first time on May 1

When students told Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz that they felt they didn’t have a way to voice complaints or concerns about UNC Police conduct and other campus safety issues, he created the Campus Safety Commission. The 20-member commission met for the first time May 1, starting the gathering with a moment of silence for the […] ... Read More

Police Chief Jeff McCracken will retire July 1

Jeff B. McCracken, director of public safety and UNC police chief, has announced his intention to retire after 30 years of service to Carolina and the State of North Carolina, effective July 1. McCracken joined the department in 1993 as an investigator and rose through the ranks, becoming operations major in 1997 and deputy director […] ... Read More

Librarians discover anti-Semitic posters placed in Davis Library

UNC Police are investigating the posting of several anti-Semitic posters on bookshelves and tables in Davis Library this week. Although the two incidents are not believed to be related, the discovery at the library closely follows another racist incident on campus, the March 31 defacement of the Unsung Founders Memorial on McCorkle Place. The University […] ... Read More

Opioid Response Project helping NC communities fight opioid epidemic

Ten community teams from 16 counties across the state are participating in a new project from the School of Government that allows them to learn from faculty members, and each other as, they join forces to fight a costly and deadly epidemic. ... Read More