Laundromats in Charlotte, N.C., may see more change than loose coins in the future.Read More »
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 email@example.com.
This past academic year, 1,219 students at UNC studied abroad, but awareness and availability of funds often determines who those students are.Read More »
UNC’s Black Student Movement will have a booming voice on campus next year if Trey Mangum dirhas a say in the matter.Read More »
Maria DeGuzman, English professor and director of Latina/o Studies at UNC, is hosting a book reading today at 10 a.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of Wilson Library. She will read portions of her most recent book, “Buenas Noches, American Culture: Latina/o Aesthetics of Night.”Read More »
Terri Houston, who has in her 13 years at UNC established a reputation as a mentor for minority students, will resign her position as senior director of recruitment and multicultural programs, effective April 30.Read More »
UNC’s four-year graduation rate is just 49.2 percent for black males, compared to a 70.8 percent graduation rate for white males, according to a 2010 study. Richard Epps, who is now deceased, became the University’s first black student body president 40 years ago today, during a time when barely 60 black students walked the campus, said Pam Campbell-Chisholm, a friend of Epps.Read More »
“The struggle continues!” That’s what Terri Houston had to say to anyone who might suggest that now that America has a black president, minorities have arrived at an even playing field.Read More »
Five towering racks of analog audio equipment loom over the occupants of the small, stuffy studio control room at ElectroMagnetic Radiation Recorders in Winston-Salem, NC. The unassuming studio, a small, dumpy building with boarded windows, holds a history much more glamorous than its physical appearance, including the recording of several of the Avett Brothers’ early albums.Read More »
During the last 10 years, the number of Latino students at UNC has increased dramatically, a representation of the University’s efforts to grow the presence of minority populations on campus.Read More »
Teaching mathematics requires a knowledge of politics and recognition of multiple socioeconomic realities, a visiting professor argued in Hyde Hall on Monday night.Read More »