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Tag: UNC Chapel Hill
UNC Grants Tenure To Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones
Amid intense pressure, protests and a threat of a federal lawsuit, trustees for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill voted 9-4 on Wednesday to grant tenure to Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.
June 30, 2021
Dr. Kia Lilly Caldwell to Take On New Role at Washington U in St. Louis
Washington University (WU) in St. Louis has named Dr. Kia Lilly Caldwell its new vice provost for faculty affairs and diversity. She succeeds Dr. Adrienne D. Davis who served as the university’s first vice provost for faculty affairs and diversity for 10 years. Caldwell comes to WU from the University of North Carolina at Chapel […]
June 18, 2021
Roughly 20 Black Faculty, Staff Say They Feel Undervalued at UNC-Chapel Hill
About 20 Black faculty and staff at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill say they feel undervalued and are considering leaving, particularly after the school denied immediate tenure to journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, reports The News & Observer. About 30 members of the Carolina Black Caucus — made up of about 250 faculty, staff graduate students […]
June 18, 2021
What’s in a Name? After Years of Student Activism, Universities Rename Campus Buildings
After Black Lives Matter protests across the country, universities face an ongoing flood of petitions from students to change campus building names, which honor historic figures tied to slave ownership and racist policies. And many institutions have recently agreed.
July 16, 2020
N.C. Attorney General, Civil Rights Group Criticize UNC’s “Silent Sam” Settlement
North Carolina’s Attorney General Josh Stein “lashed out” in response to the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) gift of $2.5 million to a Confederate heritage group for the preservation of a Civil War memorial, according to The Washington Post. Stein criticized the school, saying the money would be better spent helping students. As part of […]
December 12, 2019
Panelists: More Work to be Done in Diversifying Graduate Education
Graduate school deans at top universities from across the nation say that colleges and universities can do more to diversify graduate education and avoid bias in current admissions processes in a Thursday webinar panel sponsored by Education Testing Service (ETS), GRE and Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.
November 8, 2018
Scholars, Students React to Removal of ‘Silent Sam’ at UNC
While University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill officials called the protesters’ actions “unlawful and dangerous” – sparking backlash – some UNC students, faculty and other community members were elated about the statue’s removal.
August 21, 2018
North Carolina Group Keeps College Goals Alive for ‘Dreamers’
SANFORD, N.C. — As a high school sophomore and DACA recipient, the connections Danny Rodas made through his mentorship program were invaluable to helping him understand the challenges he would face paying for college.
January 24, 2018
Experts Have Low Expectations for Chapel Hill Investigation
The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the NCAA on Friday delayed the publication of an infraction report, the result of an extensive investigation into academic fraud within athletic programs at the flagship university.
October 8, 2017
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