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Thursday March 30th

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The Old Well and the South Building are pictured on campus on Nov. 17, 2021.

Delta Sigma Pi no longer associated with Undergraduate Business Program after recruitment complaints

Delta Sigma Pi, a co-ed business fraternity at UNC, is no longer affiliated with the University’s Undergraduate Business Program until at least fall 2024. In an email to potential new members, Associate Dean of the UBP Shimul Melwani and Assistant Dean of the UBP Jordan Hale said they received “very concerning complaints'’ from students about the recruitment process.  Melwani and Hale also said they made a formal incident report to the Title IX office of UNC’s Equal Opportunities and Compliance Office, which will conduct its own investigation into the organization, according to the email. 

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Omar will make its North Carolina debut on Feb. 25 and 26 as a part of Carolina Performing Arts. The opera tells the story of Omar ibn Said, a West African scholar who was forced to board a slave ship headed for Charleston, South Carolina.

'Omar': A cultural opera hits the stage this weekend

This weekend at Memorial Hall, the Carolina Performing Arts will be showing "Omar" – an opera following the story and life of Muslim scholar Omar Ibn Said.  Leading up to the N.C. premier, UNC has hosted several events and discussions surrounding the historical context behind the opera, delving into who he was, his impact and his connection to the University. 

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Tori Ralston and Tarish "Jaghetto" Pipkins hold up a flyer for "The Bench" on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023. When asked what they're most looking forward to about the show, both said, "We're looking forward to having a rehearsal, a show, and a conversation."

'The Bench: a puppet show about everything and nothing' to debut for The Process Series

A conversation with the former director of Carolina Performing Arts led Joseph Megel to create The Process Series — a feature of new works in the performing arts.  In early March, the series will debut “The Bench,” a show from veteran puppeteers Tori Ralston and Tarish Pipkins. The show is about two people, an older Black man and an older white woman, whose random encounter changes both of them. 

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Yvette Mathews, the Office and Community Organizer for the Orange County Community Empowerment Fund, is pictured on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023.

Community Empowerment Fund to host event celebrating Black female leaders

The Community Empowerment Fund is hosting the Share the Love: Art Show and Celebration of Black Queens in Our Community event on Feb. 25 to recognize Black women leaders in the community.  Six Black women leaders from the Orange County and Durham area will be introduced and then "crowned" as queens for their contributions. Local artists will also present their work.  The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carrboro Century Center.

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UNC hosts 2023 Universities Studying Slavery Conference

Twice a year, the Universities Studying Slavery hosts a public conference with a panel filled with dozens of speakers to discuss, collaborate and learn.  This year, the University Commission on History, Race, and a Way Forward will be hosting the 2023 Conference at UNC from March 15 to 18. The four-day program, titled “At This Place: History, Race, and a Way Forward,” will feature speakers from various academic institutions dedicated to creating just and equitable futures.

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