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Diversity Spotlight: Katelyn Brown-Gomez

June 3, 2021

In Hayesville, North Carolina, the sleepy mountain town where Katelyn Brown-Gomez grew up, there was a startling lack of diversity. “Two hours from everywhere” is how the townspeople described their locale, because of its two-hour proximity to Asheville, Knoxville, Chattanooga … Continued

2021 Harvey Beech Scholarship Winners Named

April 29, 2021

Two sophomores and a junior have been chosen as 2021 Harvey Beech Scholarship winners. Named for the late Harvey Beech, the first African-American student to graduate from UNC, the Harvey Beech Scholarship is awarded annually to UNC-Chapel Hill sophomores and … Continued

Muslim Voices at Carolina

April 27, 2021

As part of our ongoing series of “Voices at Carolina,” we are focusing on Muslim voices this month to mark both Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Ramadan, an Islamic holiday marked by fasting, praise, prayer and devotion to Islam, began at … Continued

Black Mental Health Resources

April 15, 2021

  The unrelenting violence against Black people, particularly at the hands of police – as we have witnessed in the current trial against Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd and in this weekend’s shooting of … Continued

Challenging Barriers and Bigotry

March 5, 2021

  “I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” –Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, 2014 Dear Carolina Community, … Continued

Alumni Spotlight: Jamari Cortez (’19)

February 5, 2021

Jamari Cortez (’19) grew up in the “forgotten borough” of Staten Island, New York. Living in such a  diverse community made it easy for him to relate to other people, helping drive his desire to mentor and work harder for … Continued

2021 Black History Month at UNC

January 29, 2021

To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February … Continued