Category Archive: Higher Ed

From 1918 flu to African Americans in WWI to Silent Sam (again)

Why historical context is critical I  am reading Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I (Harvard University Press, 2009), by historian Adriane Lentz-Smith, PhD, associate professor of history at Duke University. Dr. Lentz-Smith is an alumna of Yale University who completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UNC-Chapel Hill. I found… Read More

Awesome day in Chapel Hill

Hundreds of new students fill our atrium We had the second standing orientation in our atrium, and it was great! I loved looking up and out and seeing new students everywhere! Such energy, vitality, openness and excitement. I’ll never forget how totally nervous and unconfident I felt my first days in… Read More

Angry, afraid and anxious after Charlottesville violence

College towns not insulated from violence Saturday, the news was barely out about clashes in Charlottesville, Va., between white supremacy groups and demonstrators against them before we started hearing from people who were anxious and upset about the events. Then, when violence erupted, and Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old local woman,… Read More