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Monday November 28th

The Racial And Ethnic Minorities Issue



A UNC worker takes down Saunders' name from Carolina Hall on June 3, 2015.

UNT student petition stirs up memories of UNC's Saunders Hall

Students at the University of North Texas are petitioning to have a new building named after a woman or a person of color. Despite over 50 percent of UNT's undergraduate student body identifying as people of color, no buildings on its campus are named after people of color. This controversy is reminiscent of the situation on UNC's campus during the 2015 renaming of Saunders Hall to Carolina Hall.

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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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