Michelle Alexander calls attention to racial injustice in prisons

Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, spoke to the UNC Asheville campus on Jan. 18 to discuss looming questions about racial injustice in U.S. prison systems brought by students and community members.

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UNC Asheville’s economic impact improves

UNCA details how it has contributed $450 million to Asheville’s economy. Tom Tveidt of SYNEVA analyses factors of this impact, ranging from student spending to projects such as the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. This economic impact assessment marks the improvements UNCA has made in all areas since the previous assessment in 2013.

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Current round of anti-immigrant laws leave country in state of flux

With the advent of Trump’s Travel and Muslim Bans, discussion about immigration to the United States has become more of a hot button issue and nowhere is this more evident than in the national conversation surrounding refugee resettlement. Recently, many organizations have stepped to the forefront when it comes to raising their voices about the legal issues refugees face upon arrival in the U.S.

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