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Janora McDuffie, a Durham native and UNC alumna, will be one of the first Black and queer announcers in Oscar history. Photo courtesy of Janora McDuffie.
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'This is her time': UNC alumna to voice announcements for 94th Academy Awards

UNC alumna Janora McDuffie will be the voice behind all the announcements at the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday. Now living in Los Angeles, she has appeared in numerous television shows and has done voice acting for commercials, video games and other animations. “It’s been a beautiful process to be a part of watching the growth in her career and growth as a person,” McDuffie's wife, Leila Ryan, said.

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'I love this team': Bhangra Elite wins first place at South Asian dance competition

Bhangra Elite, a South Asian dance group at UNC, won first place on Feb. 12 at the East Coast Showdown — the team's first in-person competition in two years. At the competition, 13 Bhangra Elite members performed a seven minute set. Performances were evaluated by a panel of five judges. “I would say coming back this year has been so exciting because there's just so much to look forward to,” junior and team co-captain Kaathya Kashyap said.

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UNC performance groups navigate a return to the stage

UNC's Ebony Readers/Onyx Theatre, Company Carolina and Kenan Theatre Company all found ways to perform amid COVID-19 restrictions, and their programming has evolved throughout the year.  "I think it was frustrating being home or having a lot of restrictions doing in-person theater," Company Carolina producer and treasurer Ethan Sichel said. "I think it's also allowed us the opportunity to really be creative and explore the possibilities of theater and the capabilities of theater here at UNC.”

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'Part of what's here': Being and Belonging exhibit hosts Latinx artists across N.C.

The exhibition will be on display until Dec. 12 and aims to introduce a greater audience at UNC to a Latin American aesthetic sensibility.  "Being and Belonging" was organized by UNC Global in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of the Americas. The artists featured in the art exhibit are: Antonio Alanís, Tina Alberni, Adriana Ameigh, Georges Le Chevallier, Gabriela Costas, Alexandre Emmanuel, Lina Fernández Giraldo, Gloribel Irizarry, Leandro Manzo, Peter Marín, Renzo Ortega, Alexander Lee Quiñonez and Tina Vasquez. 

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