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Thursday February 26, 2015

A Day in a Different Life: Dean for a Day

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Dean Jeff Braden became a social work student for a day, handing over leadership of Humanities and Social Sciences to Caterina Schenck. Student Braden and Dean Schenck share their experiences -- that included an educational summit with UNC President Tom Ross, NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson, Governor McCrory and others -- and their insights in this post.

Point of View: Shooting Victims Left Students With Something to Stand For

English major and Technician editor Katherine Kehoe says the deaths of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha "left us something to stand for. ... Throughout their lives they spread a message of love and giving to those in need. They didn't deserve to die, and as a community we know the next step in honoring these people is fighting to keep senseless acts of hatred and violence from ending more lives and breaking more hearts."

Senior Leigh-Kathryn Bonner created quite a buzz with the nonprofit she founded - literally. Bonner's organization Bee Downtown has over 120,000 bees in various observation hives and has recently partnered with Burt's Bees to open the state's largest observation hive at Durham's American Tobacco Campus. [...]

2/11/15

Student Researches Electronic Music Subcultures, Immigrant Treatment

The subculture of electronic dance music. How immigrants are represented in national media. Undergraduate Shelby Coury (sociology and anthropology) says the research she's conducted in these disparate areas has been challenging, eye-opening, and hugely beneficial. [...]

2/9/15

Poets Wanted: NC State Poetry Contest is Now Open

NC State holds one of the largest free annual poetry contests in the Southeast. Don't miss your chance to participate. Acclaimed poet Gibbons Ruark is serving as our guest judge this year. [...]

2/3/15

Studying Abroad Feeds Future Doctor's Goals

Laila Knio (Psychology, French '17) plans to become a physician. She's also committed to global concerns. So when she studied abroad, she filmed a documentary in war-torn Lebanon to highlight "extraordinary people who have helped others despite religious or ethnic differences." [...]