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Author: Keilah Davis

Michelle Eley Pushes Boundaries in Black German Studies

“I teach German.” That’s how assistant professor Michelle Eley responds when strangers ask, “What do you do?” But those three words are a vast oversimplification of the complexity Eley’s work brings to German studies. Eley is an assistant professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures who teaches courses in German and film studies. She studies how the linguistics of films reveal cultural understandings of national identity, race, ethnicity and gender.

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Students Organize Anti-Confederate Rally at State Capitol

On Saturday, Feb. 9, over 50 people participated in an anti-Confederate monument demonstration organized by Smash Racism Raleigh at the North Carolina State Capitol on Union Square. Skye McCollum, a third-year studying political science and communication, is an officer in Young Democratic Socialists of America at NC State and was a main organizer of the demonstration. “We are Smash Racism Raleigh,” McCollum said. “We’re a coalition group that is formed of a lot of NC State students mostly rooting from Raleigh DSA and Young Democratic Socialists of America. We are trying to form a coalition to bring awareness to these racist statues.”

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AACC Hosts 2018 Kwanzaa Celebration

On Thursday, Dec. 6, the African American Cultural Center (AACC) hosted its annual Kwanzaa celebration in Witherspoon Campus Cinema. Student leaders and staff introduced the seven principles—Nguzo Saba—of Kwanzaa in the order they are celebrated: Umoja, Kujichagulia…

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