The University Office for Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to announce that ticket sales have opened for the 35th annual University/Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Banquet and Award Presentation. This year’s keynote speaker will be Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, the first African American woman in the North Carolina Supreme Court’s 200-year history to serve as chief justice. She has been on the state’s highest court since 2012 and was appointed … Continued

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Former Chancellor Michael Hooker began a tour of the state in 1997 to help new faculty learn more about North Carolina. The last tour was held in 2008 and when Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz was appointed to his role in February, he wanted to bring the Tar Heel Bus Tour back because, as a university built for the people, public service is at the core of Carolina’s mission. Read … Continued

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day came about as an alternative to Columbus Day in the late 1980s. It is a holiday that aims to celebrate Native Americans and indigenous populations across the United States. The holiday, celebrated Oct. 14, is gaining popularity in more cities and states across the country. UNC-Chapel Hill history professor Malinda Maynor Lowery, who also serves as director of the University’s Center for the Study of the American … Continued

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This fall, Carolina welcomed 5,002 students as members of the entering class of 2019. They included 4,182 first-year and 820 transfer students ready to grow, learn and make each other better. Students were selected from 47,940 applicants, a 14th consecutive year of record applications. Read more…

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