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.
Archie Ervin, UNC’s associate provost and chief diversity officer, will be leaving to accept a newly created position at the Georgia Institute of Technology.Read More »
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.Read More »
The Carolina Performing Arts series will present “Dynamic Korea: Dance and Song,” bringing the Chae Hyang Soon Dance Company to perform its iteration of traditional Korean dance with a contemporary twist.Read More »
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.Read More »
The Wake County School Board voted in a 5-4 decision Tuesday night to overturn 30 years of policy designed to promote public school diversity in favor of a new policy promoting neighborhood schools.Read More »
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.Read More »
RALEIGH — Hundreds of people gathered at Shaw University on Saturday, chanting and singing hymns to promote education reform for the state. The Historic Thousands on Jones Street event, also known as HK on J, is an annual march to the state legislature led by the N.C. NAACP to present its 14-point agenda. This year, the crowd focused on education reform and protested against the resegregation of public schools.Read More »