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Thursday December 2nd

Diversity And Multicultural Affairs


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

UNT student petition stirs up memories of UNC's Saunders Hall

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.

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

UNC-system diversity programs under examination by BOG

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. 

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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. 

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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.

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