Ramishah Maruf

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UNC striving to increase study abroad opportunities

When Bob Miles was first appointed the full-time study abroad director in 2000, he saw less than 800 students go through his program.  Now, UNC is ranked 17th in total students studying abroad among all American higher education institutions, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. According to the report, UNC sent 2,124 abroad in the 2015-2016 school year. 


Two residents of Green Crescent Nursing Home make crafts together.

YES brings student companionship and support to the elderly

For senior Priyansh Patel, taking care of elderly relatives was simply a fundamental part of being in a family, a value he grew up with in an Indian culture. That’s why when he saw the Youth for Elderly Services booth at Fall Fest, he immediately took the chance to get involved. “There’s a great importance to the elderly or anyone that’s older than you in Indian culture,” Patel said. “You have to respect and foster them like they fostered you growing up. Those values were instilled me in an early part of my life.”


APIAutumn empowers Asian American community through month of events

Whether it be through movie screenings or food trivia, the month of events for the Asian and Pacific Islander American Autumn aims to empower and unify the APIA community at UNC. APIAutumn will feature 17 events from Oct. 23 to Nov. 18. With 18 different Asian-interest organizations collaborating, Asian Student Association president Jessie Huang said it’s the first time an event of this scale has happened on campus.


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Photo is of Nikole Hannah-Jones

Q&A with MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, UNC alum Nikole Hannah-Jones

UNC alum and The New York Times magazine writer, Nikole Hannah-Jones, was named a MacArthur Genius Grant fellow for her work and documentation on resegregation of the United States, particularly rooted in housing and education. Her work has received vast recognition, winning her a National Magazine, Peabody Award and George Polk Award.