Citizens of Chapel Hill braved the cold weather and gathered together on Monday to fight for racial justice in their community in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The events demonstrate that King’s legacy remains an inspiration for activists old and young.
Flyers reading “Is it okay to be white? Have an open conversation about race. Join the Carolina Nationalist Discord.” were posted at several locations around campus last week. They advertised a chat room for students to discuss sensitive racial topics.
David Choi believes he has the right to an education on his own racial history.
It appears to be an exclusive club: Shimmying Shaquille O’Neal. Crying Michael Jordan. That one guy blinking a lot. But Kelsey Hammer wants to show the students of UNC just how easy it is to make and star in your own GIFs.
The Faculty Executive Committee held their first meeting of the month on Monday. Discussion topics ranged from the undergraduate curriculum to the Silent Sam controversy to drafts of the new University budget.
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.
Dozens of students and community members gathered at Kenan Memorial Stadium early Monday morning to complete the annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. Runners bounded up and down the series of stairwells for a grand total of 2,076 steps: the same number that first responders climbed as they scaled the Twin Towers.
All eyes are on Hurricane Irma as the storm cuts through the Southeast with torrential downpours and triple-digit wind speeds. While the storm is predicted to narrowly miss North Carolina, staff writer Hannah Lang asked UNC students if they were concerned about the storm.
There are many words one could use to describe political discourse on a college campus, but “nonpartisan” isn’t often one of them. Senior political science major Tanner Glenn wants to change that.
Jennifer Ho is a professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature.
Jessie Huang is the president of the Asian Students Association.
Morgan Pitelka is a professor in the Department of History and the Department of Asian studies. Photo by Johnny Andrews, courtesy of UNC.