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Wednesday March 29th

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The Old Well is pictured on Oct. 10, 2022.

UNC faces federal complaints for allegedly discriminating against white students

Two complaints against a total of seven identity-based programs associated with UNC were filed with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.  The complaints were against programs that encourage participation of certain demographics — primarily women and BIPOC students — alleging the programs were in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

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UNC sophomore and member of Earthtones, Kennedy Hall, is pictured with art she painted for the club on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in the Student Union.

Earthtones club celebrates student artists of color at UNC

Earthtones, a club comprised of students of color at UNC, aims to foster a space for community building and self-expression through art.  The art collective, which officially started last fall, hosts biweekly community meetings and “paint-and-sips,” during which members can meet to experiment with a new art form together.   “Earthtones has really helped me find people that are like me, that really like expressing themselves through art, connecting with each other in art, talking about it and using it to grow or to help ourselves or whatever it is that we use art to do,” Lokumo Eteni, a musician, said. 

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Dacia Perez-Medina's artwork is displayed in Hanes Art Center, room 224. This is the Studio Art Majors' Association's first-ever solo show of student work.

UNC senior exhibits in SAMA's first solo show since 2017

A collection of art pieces from UNC senior Dacia Perez-Medina's undergraduate career, ‘Tender Decay’ opened on Nov. 10 and will be on display until Dec. 6. The exhibition is a multimedia production utilizing tactile mediums like fabric, prints and thread is featured in the SAMple Gallery on the second floor of Hanes Art Center. 

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Zack Hawkins, the director of development for UNC Student Affairs, provides welcoming remarks to the dozens of people gathered in celebration of the opening of the NPHC Legacy Plaza on UNC's campus. The plaza represents the University's nine historically Black fraternities and sororities for their contributions to the campus community.

‘Home is finally here’: UNC introduces NPHC’s new 'Legacy Plaza'

The NPHC Legacy Plaza officially opened last Friday at the Student Academic Services Building courtyard and spans approximately 750-square feet. Nine columns border the plaza, chronologically representing the University’s nine historically Black fraternities and sororities for their significant contributions to the campus community in scholarship and public service. 

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