While UNC-Chapel Hill senior Lindsay Player ’18 balances a major in biology and a double minor in chemistry and neuroscience, she uses music as a way to enhance her performance in the lab. Player is senior co-president of Musical Empowerment.
Fostering curiosity and developing the analytical tools to find solutions to difficult problems is what Carolina’s minor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) seeks to do. The combined study of these three disciplines — an idea launched by Oxford University in 1920 — aims to create an environment where philosophers, political scientists and economists can come together and complement each other’s skills.
Erica Wallace is coordinator for peer mentoring and engagement in the Center for Student Success and Academic Counseling in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Jan Johnson Yopp is a professor in the School of Media and Journalism and dean of Summer School for Academic Affairs. They are recipients of this year’s MLK Unsung Hero Awards.