Suzanne Blake

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Silent Sam, a Confederate monument on campus, was defaced with red paint on Monday afternoon.

We talked to Maya Little about protesting Silent Sam and her arrest Monday

"It affects me, and it affects a lot of people I know, and it affects my community. It affects Black students, Black faculty members and Black community members on this campus. It continues to affect them (in) the many ways in which Black people on this campus are abused, the way that Black athletes are exploited for the Tar Heel brand, the way in which our faces are plastered all over the Carolina for All Campaign when the University doesn’t want to remove a statue that is against our very existence as Black people on this campus."


Women gather to march in "Take Back the Night," a protest against male-patterned violence against women, in 2015.

Students march to raise awareness of sexual assault

To empower survivors of rape and sexual assault, the Student Safety and Wellness Committee of the Undergraduate Student Government Executive Branch hosted a Take Back the Night march on Wednesday evening. Around 20 students marched across campus and Franklin Street to bring awareness to the sexual violence against women, men and non-binary individuals by men.


Tanya Amert (Left to right), Diane Pozefsky, Sydney Mantell and Armando Jimenez speak at a panel on diversity in Computer Science on Wednesday hosted by The Computer Science department.

Women and minorities in tech are making their voices heard

The UNC Computer Science Diversity Panel discussed the difficulties women and minority groups can face in the workforce while also celebrating their accomplishments Wednesday night. Tanya Amert, a third-year Ph.D. candidate and former Microsoft software development engineer, recommended that undergraduate students — particularly women and minorities — get involved as learning assistants so that other minority undergrad students can be motivated and inspired by someone who looks like them.


Photo is courtesy of Johna Register-Mihalik. The children are Jenna, 6, and John, 1.

UNC faculty's positive parental leave experiences exceed national standard

Johna Register-Mihalik, an assistant professor of exercise and sport science, had a positive experience with UNC’s parental leave policies when she took leave for a semester after her son was born last year and a few years before that with her daughter. However, she said some faculty members in other departments have a more difficult time taking time off and coming back to work. 


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Different speakers took the stage during the May 14 rally for the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign in Raleigh.

Different speakers took the stage during the May 14 rally for the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign in Raleigh.


Protestors with the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign line up in downtown Raleigh.

Protestors with the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign line up in downtown Raleigh.


A protestor holds a sign stating "Everybody's Got a Right To Live" during the May 14 rally in Raleigh.

A protestor holds a sign stating "Everybody's Got a Right To Live" during the May 14 rally in Raleigh.


The Raging Grannies take the stage on May 14 during a rally with the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign.

The Raging Grannies take the stage on May 14 during a rally with the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign.


A sign language interpreter translates a speaker's words during the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign's protest on May 14.

A sign language interpreter translates a speaker's words during the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign's protest on May 14.


North Carolina Poor People's Campaign staged a protest in downtown Raleigh on May 14. 

North Carolina Poor People's Campaign staged a protest in downtown Raleigh on May 14. 


 North Carolina Poor People's Campaign staged a protest in downtown Raleigh on May 14.  

 North Carolina Poor People's Campaign staged a protest in downtown Raleigh on May 14.