4/11/2011 4:20pm

Gay UNC student attacked, burned in hate crime

UNC freshman Quinn Matney was walking on South Campus last week when a nearby man came up, grabbed him by the wrist and burned him with an unknown object. Matney, who faces third- and fourth-degree burns, reported the incident to campus police, who have classified the incident as a hate crime.

3/16/2011 11:12pm

UNC hosts Elder in Residence Ada Deer

Growing up in Wisconsin as a member of the Menominee tribe, Ada Deer had a love of the world around her. Upon reaching adulthood, that love pushed Deer to push for her people as the first Native American to run for statewide office and first Native American to win a partisan political primary for federal office.

3/15/2011 4:44pm

	Shawna Viagro performs in the Tranny Roadshow at the University of Oregon. The Tranny Roadshow is a variety show featuring transgender people. The Tranny Roadshow will be at Nightlight in Carrboro tonight.

Variety show features transgender individuals

Even at a young age, Jamez Terry realized something didn’t feel right about being a girl. Terry decided to change sexes at 19 years old, and today openly identifies as transgender — someone who does not identify with their gender assigned at birth. He’s the founder of the Tranny Roadshow, a variety show featuring transgender individuals.

3/13/2011 11:52pm

Ada Deer to visit UNC as fourth elder in residence

Ada E. Deer, a pioneer in social work, activism and politics,, will come to UNC as the fourth elder in residence at the University’s American Indian Center. She will serve in that position from today through Saturday, when she will attend the University’s 24th annual Carolina Indian Circle Powwow in Fetzer Gym.

11/29/2010 10:02pm

	Hortense McClinton joined the School of Social Work at UNC in the fall of 1966.

Q&A with UNC's first black faculty member

In the fall of 1966, Hortense McClinton joined the School of Social Work as the first black faculty member hired at UNC. McClinton spoke with The Daily Tar Heel about those experiences and her ambivalence toward her significance in the history of the University.

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.