"The reason for a task force is because the answers to the questions, even as basic as 'What do we need next?' or 'What are the best ways to improve things?' are not as universally easy as people might think they are, and really change depending on what perspectives people are bringing to the table," Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp said.
The "bamboo ceiling" keeps Asian Americans from reaching leadership positions in their fields of work due to the quiet and passive stereotypes that follow them. "So, who in this country has the perfect set of leadership skills? It’s a system built for a particular group of people, and those perceptions are built into that as well," UNC graduate student Melissa Luong said.
UNC consists of a large group of undergraduate students who have come to college straight from high school, but a number of students have taken a more nontraditional approach to getting their degree. Nontraditional students bring a variety of experiences, perspectives and outlooks to UNC.
The Faculty Executive Committee met Monday afternoon to discuss the possibility of adopting a free speech policy based on that of the University of Chicago.
Researchers from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a glimmer of hope in the search for treating brain cancers like glioblastoma.
UNC faculty members Jan Yopp and Erica Wallace were recognized for their commitment to inclusion through their contributions to social justice and diversity in their everyday work with the MLK Unsung Hero Award.
Former United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke at the 37th annual UNC Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecture and Award Ceremony as the keynote speaker for the event. “The message is that it falls to every generation to defend these values in their own time,” Lynch said. “The message is that the price of freedom is constant vigilance. And it does indeed fall to everyone.”
“The opportunity is to enhance your education by having a deeper personal connection to somebody that’s really lived through a nightmare,” professor Frank Baumgartner said.