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Wednesday February 1st

Diversity And Multicultural Affairs


Journalism school announces new DEI Action Plan, student inclusivity programs

The Hussman School of Journalism and Media recently released the 2022 plan of action on diversity, equity and inclusion.  The plan arrives one year after the Oct. 2021 routine review of the school by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The school is currently on provisional accreditation status.  The plan was developed through a collaborative process with Dean Raul Reis and other members of the school’s faculty and staff. 

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Dr. Joanne Wilson, a 1969 alumnus of UNC, reflects on her time at the University as a Black female during the Black Pioneers Dinner on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

UNC's Black Pioneers reflect on decades of 'shared kinship'

Members of the Black Alumni Reunion met for dinner and conversation last Friday at their first full-scale, in-person event since 2019.  The dinner was one of numerous events that took place across a five-day-long celebration of Black alumni at UNC. Members in attendance included past and present Black students, including the Black Pioneers. The Pioneers are the first generation of Black students who attended UNC-Chapel Hill from 1952 through the class of 1972.

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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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