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Wednesday June 29th

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 recruits for diversity on Decision Day

“My goal is to make us the Morehouse College of (predominately white institutions),” he said. “They’re known for producing very high quality graduates, who go into fortune 500 companies ... We’ve had that for some time now, we’ve had a good percentage of our black males go on to do really great things — beyond Michael Jordan or a Harrison Barnes. We have Michael Jordans’ and Harrison Barrnes’ in medicine and in law.”

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NC State’s Greek system under review

An offensive book connected to an N.C. State University fraternity — the school’s third Greek-related offense of the spring semester — has caused the closing of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and sparked a comprehensive investigation of the school’s Greek system.

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Q&A with junior Taylor McCain, granddaughter of Greensboro Four participant

In 1960, the Franklin McCain, one of the Greensboro Four, saw an issue with racial segregation and did something about it by hosting a sit-in in an all-white diner. More than half a century later, his granddaughter, UNC junior Taylor McCain, is taking his lead to pursue racial equality by working with Communiversity, a community-building youth program sponsored by the Sonya Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. 

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