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Diversity Spotlight: Glenda Hairston

December 3, 2021

Before she began her position as Science Programs Outreach manager at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in 2014, Glenda Hairston was an outreach educator who traveled to schools to deliver STEM content. Walking into a 4th grade classroom full … Continued

Alumni Spotlight: Shannon Ross

November 5, 2021

Shannon Ross has taken pride in her Lumbee-American Indian culture and self-identity since she was young. Growing up in an American Indian neighborhood, surrounded by people from the same cultural background, made her grateful to be a Native. The tight-knit … Continued

University proclamation recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 11, 2021

University leaders and the UNC American Indian Center issued a proclamation today recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The proclamation acknowledges that the University is built on the homelands and villages of the region’s Indigenous peoples — historically … Continued

Alumni Spotlight: Jackie Cerón Hernández

October 8, 2021

Jackie Cerón Hernández grew up in a diverse and cultured community. Her childhood began in Estado de Mexico until her family moved to Durham, NC when she was 10 years old. With such a big adjustment at a young age, Jackie came to America embracing new opportunities. Being a minority was not easy. However, it did not deter Jackie … Continued

Latinx Voices at Carolina

September 29, 2021

  The term “Latinx” has emerged in recent years as a gender-neutral alternative to the pan-ethnic terms Latino, Latina and Hispanic. While these terms are sometimes used interchangeably (for example, by the U.S. Census Bureau), “Hispanic” includes people with ancestry … Continued

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