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Emily Shih


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.


Founded at UNC, Alpha Pi Omega — the country's oldest Indigenous sorority — turns 28

The country’s oldest Indigenous sorority — Alpha Pi Omega (APiO) — will be turning 28 years old on Sep. 1 in remembrance of Founder’s Day.  The sorority founded its first chapter, UNC's Alpha chapter, in 1994, and now represents more than 130 tribes and has 24 chapters chartered nationwide.  “It’s so important to have an Indigenous sorority on campus because we are the minority of the minority,” UNC senior and Alpha chapter president Hayley Jacobs said.

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Community members attend Africa Fest on Nov. 13. Put on by the UNC African Studies Center, it is the first UNC event dedicated to African culture.

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