Aaron Epps and Micheline Amisi pose after being crowned Mr. and Miss UNC at the Homecoming football game. Photo courtesy of Amisi.

First African-American Mr. and Miss UNC in 11 years

At the UNC homecoming game this weekend, UNC crowned Aaron Epps as Mr. UNC and Micheline Amisi as Miss UNC. Both of the winners are African American — for the first time since 2006. 


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APIAutumn workshop highlights Asian-American history

The workshop, titled “No History, No Self; Know History, Know Self,” is the first of seventeen events that are scheduled to take place every week until November 18. APIAutumn is a month-long series of events hosted by several cultural and general interest organizations, including Carolina Union Activities Board, Black Student Movement, and Asian Student Association. Choi’s goal for the workshop was to increase awareness of Asian-American history and help Asian-American students gain a better understanding of their identities.


Michael Berube says students shouldn't fear the humanities

Pennsylvania State University Literature Professor Michael Berube believes in the humanities. Berube, a famous literary critic, was brought to UNC to talk about the state of the field. Berube discussed his blog post “The Humanities and the Advancement of Knowledge” to share his ideas on the importance of research in the humanities. 


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Word on the street: How do you feel about Halloween?

Halloween - a time of year as American as apple pie, as wild as literally anything from Australia.  Halloween and Halloweekend are major events at Carolina, so staff writer Cy Neff ask students what they  thought about this horrifyingly hallowed Holiday.


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STEM departments innovate courses with active learning

On chemistry professor Thomas Freeman’s bookshelf, a row of DNA models are on display. The colorful models, made from pipe cleaners, beads and wood, were created by students in Freeman’s honors biochemistry class.  It’s an example of how science, technology, engineering and mathematics education is changing at UNC. 


Sallie Walker Stockard was the first woman to graduate from UNC. Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC

'It’s just whack-a-mole': Women's history at UNC

With conversations of race and gender, historical context has become increasingly relevant. Because women comprise over 57 percent of UNC’s undergraduate enrollment, it can be perceived that the discussion of women on campus is over. Though issues facing women at UNC have changed since its first female graduate in 1898, problems still persist.