Anthony Howard


A student studies on the quad on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.

Student commission seeks student input on planning for spring semester

The Commission on Campus Equality and Student Equity tweeted out a survey to gather student responses about their thoughts and concerns in regard to spring semester and student mental health concerns. These results will be presented to the Campus and Community Advisory Committee to advise the group’s recommendations to administration for the spring semester. 

UNC sophomore Lamar Richards, chair of the Commission on Campus Equality and Student Equity, poses for a portrait on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020.

Student advocate Lamar Richards wants a just future for UNC students

Lamar Richards knows how to keep his hands in more than one pot, as he tackles student equity and racial injustice — all while balancing the demands of his sophomore year at UNC. Over the summer, Richards proposed a technology initiative for students in financial need during the pandemic. As chairperson of the Commission on Campus Equality and Student Equity and the finance and ethics vice-chairperson of the Undergraduate Senate, Richards also proposed fall recommendations for campus reopening. Currently, he said he is trying to establish a minority and low-income professional development initiative that will grant college students with “free study materials” for standardized tests, including the Medical College Admission Test and Law School Admission Test.