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Former Presidential Nominee and Senator, George McGovern visits UNCG campus

“The enduring passion in my life has been concern for hungry people both in our country and around the world,” said former Democratic presidential nominee Senator George McGovern to open his speech at UNCG last Wednesday. McGovern came to campus for the premiere of “Hungry for Green,” a film written and directed by UNCG professor Matt Barr which he narrated. Full story

First black, female astronaut presents MLK Service Award

Last Tuesday, finalist of the UNCG MLK Service Award sat down with Dr. Mae Jemison for dinner before the Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration 2010 at 7:00pm in the Elliott University Center Auditorium. Dr. Mark Villacorta, Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs, began the program with the emcee. Full story

On-campus, silent auction raises money for survivors in Haiti

At the Sullivan Science building last Thursday night, anyone entering the building was greeted by a sea of red shirts – students, faculty and Greensboro residents gathered together in support of the citizens of Haiti.  Zanmi-UNCG (“zanmi” is the Haitian Creole word for partner) held a benefit Jan. Full story

UNCG historic landmark still facing demolition through rezoning

The Commencement House was built by 23 students of the Women’s College in 1958.

The flurry surrounding the city council will continue at the next public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the City Council chambers, 300 W. Washington St. Amidst the chaos regarding numerous rezoning projects involving the Commencement House on N. Elm Street, the Save College Hill initiative, Ole Asheboro Hotel project, and many others, the council will discuss a massive city-wide rezoning, which will hear a vote at the Feb 9  meeting. Full story

Panel explores UNCG’s participation in 1960 Woolworth sit-in

On Feb. 1, 1960 a major turning point in the Civil Rights movement occurred at the food counter of the Woolworth’s in Downtown Greensboro. Several students from NC A&T;, Bennett College and UNCG, then known as Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina—Women’s College for short—participated in a peaceful, “sit-in” demonstration. Full story