Victor Marshall, 1944-2018

August 31, 2018

Victor William Marshall, 74, of Chapel Hill passed away on August 18, 2018, following a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Victor was Professor Emeritus of Sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill and former director of the University’s Institute on Aging. Victor earned … Continued

François Nielsen, 1949-2018

June 18, 2018

François Nielsen, 68, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, died peacefully in Chapel Hill on Thursday, June 7, 2018 of complications related to pneumonia. François bravely battled cancer and other health conditions for nearly eight years. At the time of his death, … Continued

Statement on Silent Sam

November 1, 2017

As sociologists, we appreciate that people and groups can construct different meanings for statues like the one known as “Silent Sam.” But the historical record on that statue is not in dispute. It was placed on the UNC campus as a symbol of … Continued