When she arrived in Chapel Hill to teach social work in 1966, Hortense McClinton was welcomed as the first black professor at UNC. She remembered one student saying, “the School of Social Work is on the ball,” when she taught her first class. But off campus, McClinton confronted a different dynamic.
On Tuesday, Powers sat down with The Daily Tar Heel to discuss his life passion and latest book, “Twelve by Twelve: A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid & Beyond the American Dream.” The book is about life in a 12 feet by 12 feet cabin and contributed to The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Clockwise from left: The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event was held this spring to bring men into the conversation on sexual assault. Christi Hurt, UNC’s Sexual Assault Task Force chairwoman, speaks about policies at a meeting. Landen Gambill and Andrea Pino are among the filers of federal complaints against UNC’s handling of sexual assault. Chancellor Carol Folt approved the policy when she received it a week before classes started.
Emily and Dennis have been married 32 years. Dennis and Emily run 4 to 8 miles every day. "You get into a routine. You don't think of it as anything special," Dennis said about running. "Staying active keeps you relatively young," said Dennis. Emily has been blind for 53 years.