Rising senior at North Carolina Central University Bettylenah Njaramba will be sworn as the president of The University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments this Friday. The organization represents all 17 UNC-system campuses. Njaramba plans to make the organization's motives more transparent, increase student's voices in impacting policy and better the lines of communication between its board of governors and campuses.
UNC DACA Week aims to bring awareness to immigration justice from an intersectional and inclusive lens this week through reading groups, a community forum and keynote lecture.
Get ready for the color-filled celebration of spring's arrival at Holi Moli. This Hindu tradition is a must-do on the UNC bucket list. For many at UNC, this celebration goes beyond religous roots and impacts the community. “Here at UNC we call it Holi Moli as a sort of play on words, and we celebrate it to strengthen our campus community’s unity and diversity and to bring everyone together,” said Holi Moli co-director Rishi Sharma.
“I’m really impressed by how big this ended up being," first-year Will Smith said. "I’ll definitely come back if they end up doing this again.”
A new policy advises educators to refer to the student body as "Mount Holyoke students" rather than "Mount Holyoke women" and to use gender-neutral language whenever possible.
Marvel’s "Black Panther" is, in its simplest form, a phenomenon. The movie covers a range of topics about Black culture in a new and relevant way, all while avoiding dangerous stereotypes.
On Tuesday, immigrants from all corners of the globe gathered to discuss their common roots in business in North Carolina. The Center for the Study of the American South hosted their signature 2018 Chandler Conversation in Southern Business History. Panelists discussed their stories as immigrant entrepreneurs who established themselves as businesspeople in North Carolina.
Research shows that female professors tend to take on more service than men, reducing the time they have to spend on research. These factors, combined with others, make it harder for female professors to receive promotions.
“Microaggressions can affect minority populations’ mental health because they end up internalizing the disdain of the dominant community,” said Aaron Epps, president of The Black Student Movement. “That puts the responsibility onto the people who are being oppressed and not onto the people who are oppressing, since they don’t realize why what they said was hurtful.”
Even with more women in STEM, one department is missing out. Sarah Cater, a resident in Duke University's radiology program, authored a study on the global gender disparity within the radiology field. Her findings showed women make up just 27.2 percent in the United States as seen by membership in the Radiological Society of North America. Duke's radiology department is making strides to improve this gender disparity.
At a University where only 37.6 percent of students are people of color, and only 7.8 percent self-identify as Black or African-American only, it is common for Black students to feel uncomfortable or targeted by microaggressions in an institutionalized white space like UNC.
“It’s profoundly disappointing that it’s been so long since another minority of any kind led the paper,” Rob Nelson said. “I never would’ve imagined, 18 years ago, that there wouldn’t be someone else who looked like me who got to that job.”
Students at the University of North Texas are petitioning to have a new building named after a woman or a person of color. Despite over 50 percent of UNT's undergraduate student body identifying as people of color, no buildings on its campus are named after people of color. This controversy is reminiscent of the situation on UNC's campus during the 2015 renaming of Saunders Hall to Carolina Hall.
“When I was a freshman, I was looking for a lot of resources and a lot of information to understand better how financial aid worked, but I wasn’t sure on how to get the information to my parents,” said UNC senior Gerardo Alvarado. “So I’m excited for the incoming class who is going to have this resource.”
Rumors of white supremacist organizations coming to protest against a UNC employee motivated students and workers to rally together in opposition on Wednesday. Though the white supremacists didn't show, Dwayne Dixon, the employee in question, took the threat seriously.
Preserving the old to celebrate the new. Elizabeth City State University plans to create an African-American Heritage Center on campus from a building steeped in history and culture.
A system-wide study presented to the UNC-system BOG reveals disparities between UNC-system schools' diversity and equal opportunity programs and policies. The study looked at efficiency, effectiveness and transparency and found that there was little system-wide uniformity in the way equal opportunity and diversity inclusion services are designed, implemented and tracked.
UNC is becoming a leader transitioning post-doctorate students to faculty positions, as the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity is working to prepare underrepresented minorities for the faculty.
The Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars organized the 2018 Lunar Year Celebration, giving students the opportunity to celebrate Chinese culture through this traditional Chinese festival.