In early February, the UNC Board of Trustees approved the creation of an Asian-American Center on campus. On this week’s Carolina Connection podcast, we discuss physical spaces for minority students on UNC’s campus. Brian Keyes joins us this week to talk about his visits to the Carolina Latinx Center, American Indian Center, and the Black Student Movement.
After a judge voided the controversial Silent Sam settlement, Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz reaffirms that he doesn’t want the Confederate monument back on campus. Early voting is underway for the 2020 primary, but it’s not clear how many students will turn out. UNC has started a new Korean Studies major, and the popularity of K-Pop music is one of the reasons. As UNC commemorates Black History Month, some minority students are questioning the university’s commitment to equality. UNC’s football team has won an off-the-field honor. The new facilities at Kenan Stadium have been named among the nation’s best.