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Natalie McCormick


The Carolina Latinx Center kicks off Latinx Heritage Month this Thursday

Sept. 15 marks the beginning of Latinx Heritage Month and the Carolina Latinx Center is ringing it in with a kick off in The Pit, where there will be student organizations, University departments, music and food.  Throughout the month, the CLC will also host a number of events, including a dinner at the Top of Lenoir, which broke out into a conga line last year, a keynote address by Laurie Hernandez, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics, and a Carnaval on Oct. 15. 


Carolina Asia Center awarded $900,000 grant to develop Southeast Asian studies minor

This summer, the Carolina Asia Center received a $900,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. With this grant, the University plans to develop a Southeast Asian studies minor, to expand its Vietnamese language instruction and to spread the study of Southeast Asia to other campuses. “Luce has long been a supporter of Asian studies more generally, but they also know that Southeast Asian studies tend to be a bit overlooked by way of comparison with East Asia, especially China, but also Korea and Japan,” Christian Lentz, an associate professor of geography at UNC, said.

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Members of LGPSA welcome students at their International Student Welcome Fiesta at the Bell Tower outdoor amphitheater on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023. Pictured from left to right, Daniel Vélez, co-president; Samantha Rubio, secretary; Paz Cook, co-president; Luis Zambrana, treasurer; Tiffany Portacio, membership and internal organization manager; Tatiana Quijano, salsa teacher; Carmen Mendoza, social media manager.

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