2/10/2020 8:42pm

CFA executive board member junior Melissa Tomczak is photographed working on the set of a project on which she serves as an editor on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

Despite Oscars' neglect of women in top categories, UNC female filmmakers fight on

The Academy Awards were held on Feb. 9, honoring what many would consider to be the best of film. In the category for best director, no women were nominated. In the 92 years of Oscars awards, five women total have been nominated for best director. Only one has won. But despite this lack of recognition, many female directors at UNC are far from disheartened. Through academic programs such as film studies in the communications department to student organizations like Carolina Film Association, female directors on campus are actively striving to break through this gendered barrier. 

2/6/2020 10:29pm

Brandon K. Winford, the author of "John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights," will be giving a book talk at the Museum of Durham History on Feb. 7, 2020. Photo courtesy of Brandon K. Winford.

Durham museum to host civil rights author

UNC graduate Brandon K. Winford's new book explores the life of John Harvey Wheeler — a banker, civil rights lawyer and activist —  and major figure of the civil rights movement during the 50s and 60s. But the book goes beyond Wheeler, to study how black businesses in Durham developed and how economic concerns shaped Black Americans struggle for civil rights.

2/4/2020 9:20pm

(From left) Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership Chairman Scott Maitland, Chancellor Folt, and CPA Executive and Artistic Director Emil Kang cut the ribbon for the new CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio on Feb. 2, 2018.

How Arts Everywhere uses University funding to promote the arts in Emil Kang's absence

Former Chancellor Carol Folt, in conjunction with Emil Kang, established Arts Everywhere in 2016, connecting UNC students and staff to the arts. Although Kang stepped down from his position in 2019, the initiative continues to grow and make the arts central to the student experience at UNC. From the Morrison Art Studio to the Gallery 109 space, ArtsEverywhere is setting new goals for 2020 and beyond. Here's how Arts Everywhere is continuing to grow and promote arts at the University, given $500,000 in funding at the start of every fiscal year from the office of the chancellor.