GEF blog: Currency legitimacy and social justice

The Global Engagement Fellowship (GEF) supports UNC Chapel Hill students conducting international social justice-oriented summer projects. The following blog was written by GEF recipient Val Lucas, a rising junior majoring in Economics and Global Public Health. My summer drew me deep into the annals of currency legitimacy, email templates, and … Continued

GEF blog: Finding home in the people of Pader

The Global Engagement Fellowship (GEF) supports UNC Chapel Hill students conducting international social-­justice oriented summer projects. The following blog was written by GEF recipient Maggie Mae O’Daniel, a rising junior studying Pre-Nursing. This summer, she is working with the Northern Uganda Medical Mission (NUNEM) to collect information on the health … Continued

Campus Y sends off 2019-2020 Global Gap Year Fellows

On Saturday, July 20, the Campus Y’s newest cohort of Global Gap Year Fellows concluded their two-week Global Gap Year Institute with a presentation and celebration for family, friends, and the campus community. Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz opened the ceremony by congratulating the fellows and emphasizing UNC’s commitment to producing local … Continued

Post-grad pep talk: Meet seven Campus Y alumni continuing to pursue justice through law

In 1963 the North Carolina State Legislature passed the Speaker Ban Law, which restricted free speech at public schools like UNC Chapel Hill. Two years later a group of student leaders, including Campus Y co-president Jim Medford, petitioned the Chancellor to allow two non-approved writers to lecture on campus. As … Continued

GEF blog: Greetings in Malawi

The Global Engagement Fellowship (GEF) supports UNC Chapel Hill students conducting international social-­justice oriented summer projects. The following blog was written by GEF recipient Emma Miner, a rising sophomore studying Health Policy & Management and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is spending six weeks in Malawi, helping to conduct research … Continued



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