UNC Story Archive: Meredith Jeffers
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted all of our lives, but in the context of university life, it was especially difficult for graduating seniors and those looking to begin their undergraduate or graduate education in 2020. UNC Story Archive contributor, Meredith Jeffers, shared her experience deciding to start a graduate program at UNC in 2020.
Photographs by Susan Worley
In May 2020, Susan Worley took this photo of the CUBE in front of the Union.
There are more photos submitted by Susan Worley.
Photographs by María R. Estorino
In May 2020, María Estorino took this photo of Linda’s after the bar closed due to quarantine requirements.
Partnerships in Aging "In this Moment" Series
The UNC Partnerships in Aging Program conducted short interviews with Chapel Hill residents between April and June 2020. Participants shared reflections on life during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and stay at home orders in North Carolina. In this example, Bonnie (age 73) shares about her experience.
Virus Diaries, Dr. Mimi Chapman
Dr. Mimi Chapman began her term as Chair of the Faculty in spring 2020 just as the pandemic began. In her personal blog, Dr. Chapman recorded a series of “virus diaries” documenting her experience from a personal and professional lens. Read the first entry titled "Virus Diaries: 1".
Virtual Learning Shift
Anthropology 101 remote course assignment, October 2020
Teaching and learning have changed throughout the evolving pandemic conditions at the University. UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate student, Robin Gao, submitted a self-portrait and course assignment to the Carolina COVID-19 Archive. Gao writes "these documents were submitted as part of an auto-ethnography assignment for my ANTH 101 class. The handwritten document details the observations I made of my parents' behaviors and general goings-on around my household throughout October 2020. The typed document was meant to accompany the ethnography notes as a synthesis of anthropology concepts I had covered in (virtual) class." Other examples of virtual learning are available in the Carolina COVID-19 Archive collection.