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Monday September 27th

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.



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.

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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.”

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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.

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More gender non-specific bathrooms could come to UNC

For many students who identify as transgender or gender non-specific, the decision to choose between male or female restrooms on campus can be stressful. UNC-Asheville has tried to alleviate that tension by establishing gender non-specific bathrooms, and UNC could designate more of its bathrooms similarly.

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UNC seeks diversity among administrators

A report released Wednesday said UNC needs more diversity at the top. After combing through hundreds of pages of data from all University departments, UNC’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs released the 52-page 2009-10 annual report Wednesday.

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American Indian groups protest curriculum shift

The state is revising an education reform plan after an early draft caused outrage among American Indian communities. The State Board of Education’s first draft of the Accountability and Curriculum Reform Effort included a proposal to remove pre-colonial history education from the U.S. History course requirements at the high school level.

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