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The Impact of COVID-19 on Students with Disabilities

June 30, 2020

On July 26, we celebrate Disability Independence Day, the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The civil rights law prohibits discrimination against People with Disabilities (PwD) in all areas of public life (jobs, school, … Continued

Celebrating Juneteenth

June 19, 2020

Juneteenth is the oldest national commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. Though the Emancipation Proclamation stated that all slaves were free as of January 1, 1863, many enslaved African Americans only learned of their freedom on … Continued

Supreme Court Ruling Allows Dreamers to Remain in U.S.

June 19, 2020

  With the U.S. Supreme Court ruling yesterday that the DACA program will remain intact, nearly 700,000 Dreamers will be allowed to stay in the U.S., continuing to contribute to society without fear of being deported. As of June 2019, … Continued

Supreme Court Rules for LGBT Protections

June 15, 2020

On Monday, June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which bars job discrimination based on sex (and other factors), is biased against LGBT workers. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote “An employer who … Continued

The Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ Community

June 1, 2020

It is interesting that Mental Health Awareness Month in May and LGBT Pride Month in June intersect, considering that the LGBTQ community has been impacted particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing many to grapple with wellness issues. For students, … Continued

Numerous Awards Presented Across Carolina

May 26, 2020

  While the carefully planned ceremonies have all been canceled, numerous awards traditionally given in the spring have been presented via either virtual ceremonies or announced online. The recognition of the many contributions of our Carolina community is a reminder … Continued

Summer Programs Go Virtual at Carolina

May 26, 2020

With the University’s COVID-19 closure, the organizers of summer programs at Carolina—from coursework for both graduate and undergraduate students, to support from Campus Wellness, the Writing Center, Learning Center and University Career Services, to outreach programs Project Uplift and Uplift … Continued