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Thursday May 26th

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.



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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