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Wednesday October 5th

2020 Women's Edition

As we close out Women's History Month, The Daily Tar Heel wanted to pay homage to the powerful and inspiring women in our community. Check out our content featuring inspiring women making a change in our community, initiatives aimed at propelling women's success and content themed around supporting women. 



Senior Tyla Gomez performs at the bitter/sweet comedy show at Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.

'Prove it to me that you're funny:' Local comedians add gender diversity to comedy scene

“The biggest rule in improv is ‘Yes, and …,’” said UNC senior Emma Haseley. “So, if you say something, you just have to roll with it and keep going. It’s really about engaging in the world that you’re in.” Haseley said that historically, the main comedy troupes on campus have been white male-dominated, but the comedy scene at UNC has become more inclusive in recent years.

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Beth Miller posing with Rameses, the mascot of UNC Athletics, in the home of former fencing head coach Ron Miller. 
Photo courtesy of UNC Athletic Communications.

Beth Miller quietly worked to help the rise of women's athletics for decades

Beth Miller might not be a household name outside of the UNC athletics department, but the long-time administrator was a vital part of the rise of women's athletics in Chapel Hill, as well as one of the few female administrators working for the Tar Heels.  As the University of North Carolina's first Senior Woman Administrator in the athletics department, Miller juggled being head volleyball coach and the department's business administrator before moving into full time administration, before overseeing all Olympic sports for nearly 20 years. 

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