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Wednesday December 8th

Elevate: Amplifying voices in our community

Elevate is here to do exactly what it says — to give a platform to those whose voices are often silenced. This is a page to celebrate and uplift the underrepresented communities that make up Chapel Hill, who contribute to our culture and daily lives in ways that are often not reported. Elevate adds depth to stories across campus, the town and Orange County.


The page is in part put together and reported by members of the Sharif Durhams Leadership Program, a talent and leadership development course for DTH students from underrepresented groups. Elevate accepts pitches throughout the year for op-eds and letters from members of different groups in our community. Please send submissions to elevate@dailytarheel.com.



N.C. Central University student Bettylenah Njaramba was elected president of the UNC Association of Student Governments. She will have a non-voting seat on the UNC Board of Governors. Photo courtesy of NCCU.

'So much bigger than me': UNC system's first African-American president talks election, future

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.

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Holi Moli rings in the spring with colorful festival

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.

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Immigration panel gets opinions from across the globe on entrepreneurship and diversity

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.

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UNC student groups want you to know that microaggressions are more than just insults

“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.” 

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Emergency and Trauma Center at Duke University Hospital in Durham July, 24, 2008. (Ildar Sagdejev/ CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Duke study finds women less likely to enter radiology careers

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.

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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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