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Dr. William Sturkey Featured in WUNC’s “Tested”

February 4, 2021

Associate Professor William Sturkey was featured in WUNC’s most recent episode of “Tested,” detailing faculty efforts to change the name of what we currently know as Hamilton Hall. Description of the episode below: J.G. de Roulhac Hamilton’s name has marked … Continued

Jessica Wilkerson (Ph.D. ’14) Wins H.L. Mitchell Award

October 2, 2020

Jessica Wilkerson, who earned her Ph.D. from the history department in 2014, has won the Southern Historical Associations H.L. Mitchell Award for her book To Live Here, You Have to Fight: How Women Led Appalachian Movements for Social Justice.  The award recognizes … Continued

Prof. La Serna Writes Piece for Washington Post

August 26, 2020

Miguel La Serna recently co-authored a “Perspective” piece for the Washington Post with Kia Caldwell, professor of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, about the lack of diverse leadership at UNC and its role in exacerbating the COVID-19 pandemic. They argue … Continued

Bret Devereaux (PhD ’18) Writes Essay Featured in The Atlantic

August 26, 2020

Bret Devereaux, PhD ’18 and research affiliate, writes on the challenges facing public higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic. He writes “Calling a halt to on-campus operations and going totally online, thereby waiving on-campus fees, was the right, moral choice. … Continued