Social mobility is defined as the movement of individuals or groups between social strata; it correlates one’s economic background with their ability to “climb the social ladder.” In this blog, you’ll read about higher ed accessibility and how UNC-Chapel Hill and other universities can best prepare and accommodate lower-income students, and how we are already taking steps towards becoming a more equitable institution despite bottlenecks in the system.
“Sunlight is the best disinfectant”. This oft-heard (but less-often followed) call for transparency raises interesting questions. Is that even true? Surely chemicals disinfect better than sunshine. And is sunlight only useful when conditions are already contaminated, or can it prevent problems from growing in shadows or darkness? Is there such a thing as too much sunshine? Is this clumsy adage the best we can do in describing the merits of transparency?
Despite the long history and popularity of Greek life both at UNC and across the country, many students are calling for the abolition of Greek life in its entirety due to exclusion, sexual assault, and community safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, giving rise to the “Abolish Greek Life” movement.