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Thursday September 29th

Diversity And Multicultural Affairs


Op-ed: Kenan-Flagler Business School needs a change in leadership

"Kenan-Flagler does not prioritize the success of all students, and has made it very clear that if something is not revenue-generating, there is no room for it. Let’s make sure the next dean of UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School is truly focused on the mission to build and inspire leaders who make the world a better place."

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Nikole Hannah-Jones is an investigative reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine and the creator of "The 1619 Project," which marked the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship carrying enslaved Africans to America. Photo courtesy of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

"Put that listening into action," Campus impact of the Hannah-Jones' settlement

After over a year since the Board of Trustees’ initial failure to grant Nikole Hannah-Jones a tenured position at UNC, a settlement was recently reached between the University and Hannah-Jones.  Three campus initiatives were included in the settlement to extend action of the Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good plan. The initiatives are: training 20 faculty and staff members as search and selection process advisers through the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, posting a position for a trauma-informed therapist in the Multicultural Health Program by July 31 and reserving money each fiscal year for events sponsored by the Carolina Black Caucus. 

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Wilson Library overlooks Polk Place on March 1, 2021.

University Libraries launches Reckoning Initiative to advance anti-racism work

Elaine Westbrooks, vice provost for University Libraries and University librarian, said that prior to the pandemic, the Libraries held an exhibition examining the historical role of science in creating concepts of race, as well as other exhibitions meant to demonstrate active commitment to the equity and inclusion work stated in the Libraries' framework. “You should belong,” Westbrooks said. “You’ve earned the right to be here, and we want to ensure that you belong, you’re represented and you’re treated equitably.”

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