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Participants of UNC Musical Empowerment's outdoor senior recital pictured last year in the Gene Stroud Community Rose Garden. Photo by Alex Berenfeld.

UNC Musical Empowerment continues free music lessons for children, even online

Musical Empowerment's UNC chapter breaks down financial barriers to music lessons and instrument access for K-12 students, and continued provided lessons — online — during the pandemic. Involved students value the opportunity to share their love for music and be mentors. “I really like being able to use what I've learned about guitar and teach younger people to have an interest in music,” mentor Isabel Morris said. 

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Ramona Denby-Brinson, dean of the UNC School of Social Work, poses for a portrait at the SSW on Wednesday, Sep. 1, 2021. Denby-Brinson's appointment was approved on Aug. 5, making her the first Black woman to lead the school.

New dean of School of Social Work hopes to increase innovation and diversity

Ramona Denby-Brinson is the first Black woman to serve as dean of the UNC School of Social Work. She came to UNC from a position as a professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the Ohio State University College of Social Work. Denby-Brinson said she sees this opportunity as a way to use the UNC's strengths to tackle current social problems, specifically COVID-19, racism, social injustice and inequalities.

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"It's been that way since the very beginning," says Geeta Kapur of the systemic racism at UNC. Kapur poses for a portrait at the Old Well with her new book, “To Drink from the Well: The Struggle for Racial Equality at the Nation’s Oldest University," on Tuesday, Sep 7., 2021.

To Drink from the Well: UNC alumna writes book on University history and systemic racism

Written by civil rights lawyer and UNC alumna Geeta N. Kapur, "To Drink from the Well: The Struggle for Racial Equality at the Nation’s Oldest Public University" is scheduled to release for Sept. 21. The book is a product of 11 years of research and is the first to provide a comprehensive look at the University's history of systemic racism from 1776.  Kapur discussed the book at an event at Flyleaf Books on Sept. 2. 

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