Public Health & Safety

Safety, Image, and Undergraduates: What is the community's role?

News is breaking today that Landen Gambill, a UNC sophomore involved in the outstanding complaint against the University, could potentially face expulsion by the UNC Honor Court because she has allegedly "intimidated" her rapist and "adversely" affected his life. This development has already attracted (more) bad national press coverage for UNC.

This headline comes on the heels of news from the Daily Tar Heel that UNC junior Stedman Gage was found dead late Friday night at his off-campus residence. The cause of death has not yet been released by police. Gage is the fourth UNC student to unexpectedly die this academic year.

Though different in nature, both of these issues negatively affect the image of UNC and, by extension, our town and community at large. Perhaps the issue of how the Honor Court conducts its affairs is an internal matter to students and University administrators -- but I'm not so sure. If the University community decides that a victim of sexual assault is not welcome -- and is, in fact, in violation of its community standard -- does that not also reflect that the Chapel Hill community at large is also unwelcoming and unconcerned with issues of this nature?

Wow, that's a lot of weather out there

The rain has been pouring down and I'm thinking even if the snow doesn't stick, temperatures below freezing tonight are going to make tomorrow morning treacherous at best.

How is everyone doing out there? Did you stock up on your white stuff? Feel free to share updates closings, conditions, etc.

Update on the Work of the Historic Rogers Road Task Force

The Historic Rogers Road Task Force has made progress over the past several months to redress the burden the Rogers Road community has carried in receiving the county's solid waste for over 40 years. Details of a community center are nearing completion. Habitat for Humanity of Orange County will donate two lots for the siting of the community center in the Phoenix Place subdivision. The Orange County Board of Commissioners has approved a capital project of $500,000 to build the community center. A plan is being ironed out for the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association to rent the commuity center from the county for $1 per year. The towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill will contribute to the center's programming costs.

On September 18, 2012, the Board of Aldermen agreed to contribute up to $900,000 for the remediation effort.

Community Town Hall Meeting with Greenpeace Energy Expert Mike Johnson

What:  Community Town Hall Meeting with Greenpeace Energy Expert Mike Johnson
Where:  AARP Raleigh office, 1511 Sunday Drive  Raleigh, NC 27607

When:  Tuesday, November 13th, 7pm

Mike Johnson is on a state wide tour, talking about the possibilities for a cheaper, cleaner, renewable energy future for North Carolina. Mike brings 10 years of experience including stints at the Illinois Solar Energy Association and City of Chicago’s Department of Environment.

Mike will discuss the recent Greenpeace report, Charting the Correction Course, produced in association with leading energy software company Ventyx. The report details how North Carolinians could save more than $108 billion dollars over the next twenty years if Duke Energy switched to cleaner, cheaper renewable energy.

Date: 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

Location: 

AARP Raleigh office, 1511 Sunday Drive Raleigh, NC 27607

Community Town Hall Meeting with Greenpeace Energy Expert Mike Johnson

What:  Community Town Hall Meeting with Greenpeace Energy Expert Mike Johnson
Where: Eno River Unitarian Church, 4907 Garrett Road  Durham, NC 27707
When:  Monday, November 12th, 7pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/173436066130761/Mike Johnson is on a state wide tour, talking about the possibilities for a cheaper, cleaner, renewable energy future for North Carolina. Mike brings 10 years of experience including stints at the Illinois Solar Energy Association and City of Chicago’s Department of Environment.


Mike will discuss the recent Greenpeace report, Charting the Correction Course, produced in association with leading energy software company Ventyx. The report details how North Carolinians could save more than $108 billion dollars over the next twenty years if Duke Energy switched to cleaner, cheaper renewable energy.

Date: 

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 7:00pm

Location: 

Eno River Unitarian Church, 4907 Garrett Road Durham, NC 27707

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