How I will spend fall break


Carroll Hall, home of the journalism school at UNC-Chapel Hill, will be quiet during fall break.

UNC-Chapel Hill is on fall break later this week. That means no classes or meetings on campus Thursday or Friday.

Here’s how I will spend this time:

  • Grade assignments from the three courses that I am teaching this semester.
  • Prepare presentations and assignments for next week’s classes.
  • Write a recommendation letter for a student who is applying to law school.
  • Review a colleague’s materials and write a report for the journalism school’s tenure committee.
  • Order textbooks for next semester’s courses.
  • Read a draft of a master’s thesis.
  • Get a flu shot.
  • Buy a new laptop.
  • Vote.
  • Party like a professor.