10/10/2017 8:32pm

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Family Success Alliance aims to close the achievement gap

The opportunity gap in schools can begin as soon as kindergarten. Children below the poverty line are placed at a distinct disadvantage upon the start of their educational career. The Family Success Alliance  is an organization that that is dedicated to closing that gap and building wealth in Orange County Communities. 

10/1/2017 9:09pm

Sophomore health policy and management major Lenore Pango attended East Chapel Hill High School and came face-to-face with educational disparities.

What are Chapel Hill schools doing to combat achievement gaps?

 Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools has the second largest achievement gap between black and white students in the United States, according to a Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis study. The achievement gap between Hispanic and white students in Chapel Hill is the fifth largest.

9/19/2017 10:51pm

Patricia Matthew, an associate professor of English at Montclair State University, gave a lecture in Hyde Hall on Thursday concerning diversity among tenured professors. Photo courtesy of Patricia Matthew. 

Tenure and Racial Tension: Q&A with Professor Patricia Matthew

Patricia Matthew, associate professor of English at Montclair State University and author of the recently published book "Written/Unwritten," visited Chapel Hill on Tuesday to host a lecture on “Diversity in the Public Arena.” The lecture, hosted by the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, was driven by the content of Matthew’s book and addressed the need for diversity and inclusion in university communities, particularly for faculty who are persons of color.  

9/18/2017 11:46pm

UNC senior Rubi Franco Quiroz speaks on Sept. 18 at the DACA in Crisis event, a panel discussion comprised of lawyers, activists and students about how to support the undocumented and DACAmented community.

UNC students united and outraged over DACA announcement

As the political climate in both the country and the University becomes more volatile, UNC students are continuing sight for their beliefs and make their voices heard. Last night a group of UNC students, bound by nothing except a common school and a passion for the rights of undocumented Americans, held a panel to discuss the consequences of the Trump administration’s decision to end DACA.