UNC School of Law honors first Black female graduate Sylvia X. Allen in portrait unveiling

Sylvia X. Allen spent her life breaking barriers and using her talents to further justice and love: she was not only the first Black woman to graduate from Carolina Law, but also a prosecutor, an assistant attorney general, a community leader, and a mother of eight children. On Nov. 4, 2022, UNC faculty and students gathered to witness the unveiling of Allen’s portrait, which will hang in the law school beside portraits of other distinguished alumni. The UNC School of Law commissioned artist Robin Wellner to create the portrait after alumni Diana Florence (‘95) and Scott Peeler (‘97) established the Sylvia X. Allen Scholarship Endowment Fund in 2021.

UNC Heels Care Network hosts mental health seminars

The Heels Care Network at UNC hosted its “Mental Health, Spirituality and Faith: How Do They Connect?” event on Monday — the first in a series of mental health seminars that will be held this semester. The Heels Care Network is a University platform that seeks to help UNC students find resources including therapists, peer support and free guides about managing mental health in college. The University launched it last month.

Chancellor's committee meets to draft building renaming report for Board of Trustees

Last Thursday, the Chancellor’s Committee to Review History Commission Resolution discussed and revised a report drafted by its chairperson, Mike Smith, to evaluate the criteria for renaming several buildings on campus. The renaming process has been ongoing since June 2020, after the UNC Board of Trustees lifted a 16-year moratorium on renaming buildings, monuments, memorials and landscapes. The 10 buildings under review were named for white supremacists and supporters of the Confederacy during the Civil War.
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