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Celebrating Communities

September 22, 2021

Carolina alum and donor Dwight Jacobs ’87 is a co-chair, along with Johanna Karas ’91, of the ACRED American Indian Subcommittee. A native of Orangeburg, South Carolina, Jacobs is a certified public accountant and currently serves as senior vice president, … Read more

Building Our Community Together

September 15, 2021

Dear Carolina Community, We are pleased to share that after a national search, Leah Cox, a higher education leader with more than 30 years of experience, has been named our vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer. … Read more

Meet ACRED’s New Chair

September 14, 2021

A former teacher, school principal and director, Dr. Virginia Cárdenas worked with K-12 schools throughout North Carolina for more than 30 years. Cárdenas has dedicated herself personally and professionally to the work of school transformation, language acquisition and support of … Read more

‘A Leader On and Off the Field’

September 13, 2021

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School senior Brianna Pinto ’22 was just 18 when she took a deep breath and gave a speech at the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow in 2018. A star player, Pinto was representing the U.S. as part … Read more

IDEA in action

September 13, 2021

Internal grants help University Libraries staffers put the values of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility to work. Eight staff projects are the first to receive funding through the University Libraries’ new IDEA Action grant program. The grants enable employees to … Read more

‘An Asset To Our Institution’

September 13, 2021

When Candice Powell, director of the Carolina Covenant, says, “Each and every Covenant Scholar is an asset to our institution — not in spite of where they come from but because of where they come from,” she likely has students … Read more

Endowing Excellence

September 13, 2021

While studying for her master’s degree in information science at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science, Nicci Gafinowitz ’16 (MSIS) met Eunice Sahle, associate professor and chair of the department of African, African American and diaspora studies. Like everyone … Read more

‘Where I Can Be Myself’

September 13, 2021

When she was growing up, Selina Shi threw away the Chinese tea eggs her grandmother made for her every day for lunch because a classmate once told her “they smelled weird and looked disgusting.” Being in the minority often means … Read more