DIVERSITY AND MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS


2/22/2018 11:34pm

A UNC worker takes down Saunders' name from Carolina Hall on June 3, 2015.

UNT petition reminiscent of UNC Saunders Hall renaming

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.


2/20/2018 10:35pm

UNC junior Alexis Hall works with UNC Office of Diversity & Inclusion and runs two programs through it.

UNC-system diversity programs under BOG scrunity

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. 


2/7/2018 10:35pm

Performers and organizers of the Black Pioneers event. Photo courtesy of Rachel Ash.

UNC collaborates with BSM to honor Black Pioneers

In celebration of Black History Month and the Black Student Movement’s 50th anniversary, the Arts Everywhere initiative and BSM have collaborated on a performance showcase called Black Pioneers: A Creative Celebration, which will be held Friday, Feb. 9 in the Historic Playmakers Theatre from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  


1/31/2018 11:07pm

Variety of philosophy textbooks available in the Davis Library.

Are UNC's syllabi excluding underrepresented groups?

"If you do have a diverse syllabus, then I've noticed, in fact, students feel more emboldened to speak and to contribute, and they feel like whatever we're calling culture is something they're already a part of," English professor María DeGuzmán said. 


11/28/2017 7:09pm

Lloyd Williams stands in front of a robot. Williams is a computer science professor at Shaw University working to diversify his field. Photo courtesy of Williams.

Q&A with Shaw University professor about diversity in computer science

Shaw University Professor Lloyd Williams is trying to bring diversity into computer science — an industry disproportionately dominated by white or Asian-American men. He’s doing so by bringing innovation to the classroom at Shaw University, a historically black college in Raleigh. Staff Writer Ryan Smoot asked Williams about how he is trying to change perceptions of programming. 


10/24/2017 7:25pm

APIAutumn empowers Asian American community through month of events

Whether it be through movie screenings or food trivia, the month of events for the Asian and Pacific Islander American Autumn aims to empower and unify the APIA community at UNC. APIAutumn will feature 17 events from Oct. 23 to Nov. 18. With 18 different Asian-interest organizations collaborating, Asian Student Association president Jessie Huang said it’s the first time an event of this scale has happened on campus.


9/21/2017 9:23pm

MSA helps ease the transition for Middle Eastern refugees

Living in a nation that has become entrenched in racial division, UNC Muslim Student Association Community Service Chair Rizk Alghorazi sees it as his responsibility to provide more than just an education to Middle Eastern refugees. He wants to provide them with a home.