News Items from UNC Greensboro

On April 3 and 4, UNC Greensboro will host screenings of the documentary “Unlikely.” This penetrating and personal new film investigates America’s college dropout crisis through the lives of five diverse students as they fight for a second chance at opportunity and highlights the innovators reimagining higher education for the 21st century.

After each screening, faculty will help facilitate discussion. Screening events will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the School of Education building, Room 114.

On Friday, April 5, award-winning filmmaker Adam Fenderson will visit campus and participate in a Q&A with students, faculty, and staff. The Q&A will be held at 10:15 a.m. in the Elliot University Center, Claxton Room.

A 2019 film selection for SXSW EDU, “Unlikely” includes interviews with LeBron James, Howard Shultz, university presidents, and other leading voices in education.

UNCG is the first university in the state to host a screening of the film and host this important conversation. The film has been critically acclaimed and featured at high profile events like South by Southwest in Austin as well as at screenings and events nationwide.

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to see the film, meet the filmmaker, and join the conversation. Faculty and staff are also encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity as they see fit – for example, by integrating the screenings and Friday’s Q&A into course plans, or by informally encouraging students to participate.

“We know that our faculty and staff are focused on addressing many of the challenges presented in the documentary,” said Provost Dana Dunn in a memo earlier this month. “We believe this platform will help us share our innovative programs and success stories with the campus community and beyond.”

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