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Thursday January 20th


The UNC Latina/o Studies Program (LSP) held a virtual undergraduate symposium on Nov. 8. At the symposium, students and faculty discussed the exploration of art and its relation to history, politics and identity.

Students share research, perspectives on Latinx art at undergraduate symposium

The symposiums are part of an ongoing series that relate to historical and current events happening in Latinx communities and around the world.  “We intentionally create unique symposiums, and the symposiums are really intended to help our campus and broader community expand their conceptions of what defines Latinx people, their experiences, values and cultural and intellectual productions,” said Geovani Ramírez, a postdoctoral teaching assistant professor who moderated the symposium. 

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Genna Rae McNeil, Professor Emerita of History at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and a scholar of African-American and U.S. Constitutional history, delivered the 2021 Sonja Haynes Stone Lecture.

Professor Emeritus Genna Rae McNeil gives 29th annual Stone Center lecture

During the lecture, the professor emeritus of history at UNC and a scholar of African American and U.S. constitutional history spoke about the lessons she has learned in studying history and critical race theory.  "What kind of history will you make with your life?" McNeil asked the audience. "And what kind of society do you want to live? What kind of society do you want to leave for coming generations?"

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Janet Mock, a writer, director, producer, and transgender rights activist, speaks at an event presented by Student Life and Leadership and UNC Queer and/or Transgender People of Color on Nov. 10 at Carolina Union's Great Hall. "An Evening with Janet Mock" consisted of conversations focused on leveraging your voice to enact positive change. "You don't have to have it all figured out," Mock says to audience members.

Emmy-nominated director Janet Mock discusses entertainment industry, personal journey

At the hour-long event, Mock, who directed the FX series “Pose,” gave advice to young QTPOC — queer and/or transgender people of color — and reflected on her personal journey of healing and identity.  “What does it look like for these castaways, who have been pushed out of homes, to build a network, family, resources and sanctuary within the ballroom?" Mock said of the show. 

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Many students face frustration as they register for Spring 2022 classes on ConnectCarolina.

Column: Course registration remains a frustrating process for UNC students

Changes to course registration sound promising on paper, but UNC’s failure to implement meaningful and systematic changes to how students enroll in courses leaves many confused and without the credits they need for the spring. With registration season coming to an end, it is clear the evaluation of high-demand courses was not a priority.  In order to further address these glaring problems with registration, UNC needs to focus on retaining faculty just as much as it works to allocate faculty. Departmental growth is not sustainable if professors feel their work is more meaningful at other institutions. 

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