News Items from UNC Greensboro

On May 25, an unarmed George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer. The horrific video of Floyd’s death circulated on social media and spurred a new wave of Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations across the country. While Floyd’s death represented a tipping point, it was just one of many instances of racist […]

As we approach the holiday weekend, it’s clear that Independence Day feels markedly different this year.  The nation continues to face a public health crisis. Black Lives Matter demonstrations are ongoing, as communities have tough conversations about the realities of systemic racism. Divisions and disparities are perhaps more visible than ever before. For many Americans, […]

By now the names George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have been spoken, chanted, and reprinted countless times after their deaths ignited protests and debate across the globe. Many universities have also been quick to state their outrage over these deaths – and commitment to students, faculty, and staff of color – including UNC […]

UNC Greensboro Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. today announced that Dr. Andrea G. Hunter, professor of human development and family studies, will join the UNCG leadership team as the next Chancellor’s Fellow for Campus Climate. During this summer and academic year, she will be working with current fellow, Dr. Julie Mendez Smith.  Hunter will devote […]

Downtown Greensboro looks a lot different this month. Vibrantly painted storefronts, challenging quotes from authors and musicians, and art that refers to love, justice, peace, grief, support, and hope.  Several Spartan students, alumni, and faculty are among the many on Elm Street proving the power of art. On May 25, an unarmed George Floyd was […]

UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Jocelyn R. Smith Lee has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for her project “Disrupting Dehumanizing Narratives of Black Men in Poverty.”  Smith Lee is one of just 28 grantees across the nation to be selected as part of the Gates Foundation’s Voices for Economic Opportunity […]

Deep within the public archives at the Guilford County Register of Deeds, mixed in with property deeds for land and farm animals, are bills of sale and ownership for African American slaves. Until now, those people have remained faceless and placeless, sometimes existing only as a number or dollar amount on a court document or […]

In the age of smartphones, social media, and information overload, mental health has become top of mind for many of us.  Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic and so many people experiencing increased precarity and uncertainty, mental health is even more of a public health concern.  But not everyone has access to much needed mental health […]