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Year: 2020

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Jun 19, 2020

Supporting Academic Continuity

Humanities and Social Sciences faculty and university partners are helping colleagues with their academic continuity questions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Jun 18, 2020

What Is Juneteenth?

Susanna Lee, an associate professor of history, explains the roots of Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day. 

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Jun 17, 2020

Troy Case Named Head, Sociology and Anthropology

NC State’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology will welcome Troy Case as head, effective July 1, 2020. 

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Jun 15, 2020

CFACE Names Acting Director

Craig (Kwesi) Brookins will lead NC State’s Center for Family and Community Engagement as acting director from July 1 - December 31, 2020. 

Jun 12, 2020

Return of the Drive-In

In the latest episode of WUNC's "Movies on the Radio" segment, film studies professor Marsha Gordon helps discuss recent interest in drive-in theaters. 

Jun 12, 2020

The Meaning Behind the Slogan ‘Defund the Police’

We've heard the slogan "defund the police" among the protests for racial justice, but what does that mean? Spectrum News talks with NC State psychology professor Kwesi Brookins about the issue. 

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Jun 9, 2020

Wolfpack Writers: Dorianne Laux

We caught up with English professor Dorianne Laux to learn more about her sixth collection "Only As the Day Is Long: New and Selected Poems." 

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Jun 8, 2020

Deferred Plans, Undeterred Spirits: Philanthropy Changes Students’ Trajectory

The coronavirus put a fast, hard stop to all our plans in mid-March, including the annual celebration of scholarship donors and the students who benefit from your generosity. But it can’t touch the resilience of our students, or your commitment to support them. 

Jun 8, 2020

In Response to George Floyd’s Death, Recent Events

As a community, and as individuals, we are in mourning, and we extend our thoughts, prayers and wishes to those who are suffering deeply. However, I know these words are not enough. 

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Jun 8, 2020

Melanie Flowers Elected Chair of Council of Student Body Presidents

NC State student body president and communication major Melanie Flowers has been elected to serve as chair of the Council of Student Body Presidents for the UNC System.