DIVERSITY AND MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS


11/22/2010 10:14pm

A day after the UNC Club Hockey team painted a cube in the Pit, the Feminist Students United Organization had painted a response on the adjacent side of the cube.

Hockey team's cube sparks discussion about 'rape culture'

It was hard not to stare: The woman’s breasts were so large she made Barbie look downright small-busted. The men on the ice hockey team who painted her on the side of a cube in the Pit knew she’d draw attention. That was sort of the point, they say.


11/15/2010 11:01pm

UNC to examine salaries of minority and female faculty

Following up on a study conducted in 2002 under former Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Robert Shelton, the University will examine potential salary disparities among women and minority faculty members at UNC. The study will examine and look for any differences or outliers in the salary of minority and female professors who have a similar position and length of experience as their white or male peers.


11/11/2010 11:15pm

Protesters rally outside Kay Hagan’s office in Raleigh to protest the Dream Act and the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy in the U.S. Military.

Rally opposes military ban on gays

Holding signs and chanting, “let us serve,” a group gathered in Raleigh on Thursday night to protest discrimination in the armed forces. The rally was part of a national campaign calling for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”


10/8/2010 3:58pm

LGBTQ vigil honors teens who committed suicide

More than 200 people gathered in the Pit on Thursday for a candle-lit vigil to honor the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens who recently committed suicide. Attendees embraced and comforted one another as the names and circumstances of the victims were read aloud.


10/7/2010 11:10pm

UNC groups debate immigration policy

Representatives for the Young Democrats and College Republicans met Thursday evening to debate topics including Arizona’s immigration law, the 14th Amendment and the DREAM Act.


9/29/2010 10:28pm

More gender non-specific bathrooms could come to UNC

For many students who identify as transgender or gender non-specific, the decision to choose between male or female restrooms on campus can be stressful. UNC-Asheville has tried to alleviate that tension by establishing gender non-specific bathrooms, and UNC could designate more of its bathrooms similarly.


9/2/2010 11:14pm

UNC seeks diversity among administrators

A report released Wednesday said UNC needs more diversity at the top. After combing through hundreds of pages of data from all University departments, UNC’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs released the 52-page 2009-10 annual report Wednesday.


3/22/2010 10:39pm

American Indian groups protest curriculum shift

The state is revising an education reform plan after an early draft caused outrage among American Indian communities. The State Board of Education’s first draft of the Accountability and Curriculum Reform Effort included a proposal to remove pre-colonial history education from the U.S. History course requirements at the high school level.


3/1/2010 12:28am

Wes and Jane Hare talk with Patrick O’Neill at the fourth annual “HK on J” civil rights event.  DTH/Daniel Sircar

Historic HK on J march draws hundreds

RALEIGH — Hundreds of people gathered at Shaw University on Saturday, chanting and singing hymns to promote education reform for the state. The Historic Thousands on Jones Street event, also known as HK on J, is an annual march to the state legislature led by the N.C. NAACP to present its 14-point agenda. This year, the crowd focused on education reform and protested against the resegregation of public schools.