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Research shows significant inequities in UNC faculty salaries

There are significant racial and gender-based inequities within faculty salaries at the University, recent research shows. The research was based on data from previous studies and was led by Misha Becker, a UNC professor and chairperson of the linguistics department. She presented the work at recent Faculty Council and Faculty Executive Committee meetings. “You have to realize that the situation is bad when a faculty committee has to point this out in a public space,” Deb Aikat, journalism associate professor, said. “I mean this is terrible.”

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The Unsung Founders Memorial is located in McCorkle Place and was built to commemorate the enslaved men and women and their descendants who built the University.

History commission talks University land acknowledgment

The University Commission on History, Race and a Way Forward was founded in 2019 to engage and teach the University’s history with race.  At their Monday meeting, commission members discussed the UNC Land Acknowledgment, the Barbee Cemetery ground-penetrating radar survey and the Universities Studying Slavery Spring 2022 Symposium.

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Seanna Chen, Katherine Zhang, Grace Chow, and Carina Lin pose for a portrait in the Coker Arboretum on Friday, April 15, 2022. Chen, Zhang, Chow, and Lin are members of UNC's Flying Silk, a Chinese dance group that focuses on ribbon and fan dance.

Flying Silk performs traditional Chinese dance on UNC's campus

Flying Silk Dance Troupe is the University’s only traditional Chinese dance group. Specializing in fan and silk ribbon dancing, the group has performed its new choreography, "Dawn," at various showcases this year. "Our mission statement has always been to spread awareness and educate the Carolina community on the diversity of Chinese culture, especially through dance," junior Seanna Chen said.

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'This is '1984'': UNC inquiry on Hussman emails has broader scope than previously known

Recently released records show that the scope of the University's inquiry into the emails of journalism school faculty and staff may have been larger than previously thought. Journalism school associate professor Ryan Thornburg calculated that the inquiry might have targeted up to 22 people — and the records show that UNC officials requested access to emails and hard-drive backups. “It indicates that this was not just a performance for donors," Thornburg said. “It indicates that there was some real effort that was put into going deeper after the surface was scratched. Somebody said, ‘That’s not enough.’”

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Rapper Flo Milli performs at the CUAB Jubilee at Carmichael Arena on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Flo Milli performs for CUAB Jubilee 2022 at UNC

Rapper Flo Milli was the headliner for the Carolina Union Activities Board's Jubilee 2022 on Saturday. Typically held annually, Jubilee is the University’s biggest concert hosted by CUAB. “I was really excited," Ta'Mecha Robinson, a junior UNC student who attended the concert, said. "I really felt like I was missing out on something and finally got it back."

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Wilson Library pictured on UNC's campus on Monday, April 4th, 2022. UNC Libraries has received a $2 million endowment for the Southern Historical Collection and Wilson Special Collections.

University Libraries endowment supports the Southern Historical Collection

University Libraries recently received a $2 million endowment from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust to support Wilson Library’s Special Collections, particularly the Southern Historical Collection. The Southern Historical Collection at Wilson Library hosts over 5,000 distinct archival collections and primary documents on topics like communities and families, business and labor, slavery and Civil Rights activism.

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