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

On the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Civil Rights

In this post, I do not speak for the Gillings School or for UNC-Chapel Hill. Questions about the roles, rights and responsibilities of the Center for Civil Rights (CCR) Over the past several months, students and others have asked me, on several occasions, to comment about the impact of a UNC… Read More