Will Partin, a graduate student at UNC, is planning on teaching a new course, Press Play: the critical histories of video games, this summer. "I believe video games are an important cultural artifact and university seminars are one of the best places to develop it. Video games are something people are interested in and I've always wanted to teach it."
The Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Outreach Committee is hosted an event on Wednesday evening entitled "Sharing Our Experiences." During the event, a panel of students shared their thoughts on topics ranging from reproductive justice to gender neutral housing. The keynote speaker at the event was William Jardell, a contestant in America's Next Top Model. William Jardell explained that when the show started airing, he "got so many letters saying that I have given people the courage to come out to their families." "People don't like things they can't understand and that's where I am in the journey of LGBT rights, they need to be educated."
Students at Carrboro Elementary School attend classes in English for half of the day and a foreign language for the second half of the day as part of a dual language immersion program. These programs result in higher EOG test scores. Nathan Ludington (10), Lucy Mills (9), and Maddie Hamilton (10) study fossils during the English portion of their day.
The Asian Student Association partnered with Radical Asians to host a discussion on identity and race. Dr. Jennifer Ho, a professor of English and Comparative Literature and Stevie Larsen, a graduate student led the discussion. Jasmin Huang, a senior clinical laboratory science major and the president of the Asian Students Association explained that "this is technically our first event and we're co-sponsoring holi moli and the fusion festival next month. These events are meant to unite the community of Asian American issues and bring them to light."