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25 Jul 2019

Jada Hester ’20 looks at the wage gap as a WomenNC Scholar

Jada Hester ‘21 was named one of ten WomenNC Scholars from across the state. WomenNC is a local non-profit committed to finding solutions to advance women’s human rights and gender equality. As part of the program, Hester’s research focused on the wage gap among women in Durham, North Carolina — specifically, the disparity between pay for white and non-white women. She was also afforded the opportunity to participate in the Juanita M. Bryant United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Leadership Training Program and present her research at the WomenNC’s Annual Local-to-Global Forum, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and the NC State Gender and Equity Research Symposium.

25 Jul 2019

Class of 2022 Learning Lab II Preparation – Mass Incarceration

Class of 2022 Mission/Focus During Learning Lab II, the Class of 2022 will focus on the leadership demonstrated in many different aspects of reform in relation to mass incarceration. They will analyze the proposed reforms to the policies that created mass incarceration as well as efforts to mitigate the harsh impacts throughout many communities, especially the disproportionate impacts on poor and racial minority communities. They hope to learn the variety of steps national leaders are taking to reform our criminal justice system and alleviate the impacts of mass incarceration.

09 Jul 2019

Park Scholars Host Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society Featuring Nicole Lurie

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Classes of 2020 and 2021 will host the second Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society, featuring internationally-renowned health services researcher and health policy expert Dr. Nicole Lurie on Monday, September 23 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Duke Energy Hall. The lecture, “Reaching the other side: lessons from the intersection of medicine and policy”, will immediately be followed by a reception, with both events being free and open to the public.

15 Jun 2019

An Apple Tree Grows in the Park Community

The Park Scholarships prepares scholars for a variety of paths in life. Sometimes, though, those paths overlap. Currently, four Park alumni from different classes have at least one thing in common: they all work for Apple. Discover how the Park Scholarships helped prepare them for their different roles at a groundbreaking and innovative company.