Alex Robinson and Qieara Lesesne, both rising seniors, have been elected to lead BSM as the new vice president and president. Courtesy of the Black Student Movement.

Black Student Movement welcomes new wave of leadership

Alex Robinson and Qieara Lesesne, both rising seniors, have been elected to lead BSM as the new vice president and president.  


Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is a unit in the Division of Workforce Strategy, Equity, and Engagement. The division was created in 2014 to bring together offices that help make UNC a more inclusive and welcoming place for all people. The office works to build an inclusive campus community. They do this by putting on programs and training dealing with diversity education. The office also researches issues related to diversity and tries to recruit students from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

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In a colorful celebration of spring, students gathered at Hooker Fields for the annual Holi Moli event.

Holi Moli rings in the spring with colorful festival

Get ready for the color-filled celebration of spring's arrival at Holi Moli. This Hindu tradition is a must-do on the UNC bucket list. For many at UNC, this celebration goes beyond religous roots and impacts the community. “Here at UNC we call it Holi Moli as a sort of play on words, and we celebrate it to strengthen our campus community’s unity and diversity and to bring everyone together,”  said Holi Moli co-director Rishi Sharma.


Emergency and Trauma Center at Duke University Hospital in Durham July, 24, 2008. (Ildar Sagdejev/ CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Duke study finds women less likely to enter radiology careers

Even with more women in STEM, one department is missing out.  Sarah Cater, a resident in Duke University's radiology program, authored a study on the global gender disparity within the radiology field. Her findings showed women make up just 27.2 percent in the United States as seen by membership in the Radiological Society of North America. Duke's radiology department is making strides to improve this gender disparity.


A UNC worker takes down Saunders' name from Carolina Hall on June 3, 2015.

UNT student petition stirs up memories of UNC's Saunders Hall

Students at the University of North Texas are petitioning to have a new building named after a woman or a person of color. Despite over 50 percent of UNT's undergraduate student body identifying as people of color, no buildings on its campus are named after people of color. This controversy is reminiscent of the situation on UNC's campus during the 2015 renaming of Saunders Hall to Carolina Hall.


UNC junior Alexis Hall works with UNC Office of Diversity & Inclusion and runs two programs through it.

UNC-system diversity programs under examination by BOG

A system-wide study presented to the UNC-system BOG reveals disparities between UNC-system schools' diversity and equal opportunity programs and policies. The study looked at efficiency, effectiveness and transparency and found that there was little system-wide uniformity in the way equal opportunity and diversity inclusion services are designed, implemented and tracked.