The Dialectic Senate proudly carries on the tradition of Society father James Mebane, who presided over the first student organization at the University of North Carolina and the second student organization at any American university. The Di Society has always stood as UNC’s symbol of student extracurricular achievement. The ideals of virtus and scientia and the current Dialectic President, Jacob Bell, guide the Society as it continually strives to better itself and the university. Find a list of current active Dialectic Senators below, as well as a personal statement from each Senator.

The Dialectic Constitution may be viewed here.

Senators

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Brittany Jordan, Senator
Senior, Photojournalism
Joined: 29 Oct. 2012

“Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History”

– Laurel Thatcher

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Tyler Clay, President Pro Tempore
Senior, Biology
Joined: 29 Oct. 2012

Gerasim did it all easily, willingly, simply, and with a good nature that touched Ivan Ilyich. Health, strength, and vitality in other people were offensive to him, but Gerasim’s strength and vitality did not mortify but soothed him.

– Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilyich

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Zakary Mercer Brown, Senator
Senior, Business and Mathematics
Joined: 26 Nov. 2012

 

 

 

 

 

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Chase Hawisher, Senator
Senior, Religious Studies
Joined: Sept. 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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eliseElise Wilson, Senator
Junior, Political Science and Philosophy
Joined: 30 Sept. 2013

“Bias is always relevant.”

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IMG_0056Zachary Williams, Senator
Senior, Political Science and Information Science
Joined: Oct. 2013

“A plague o’ both your houses”

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Clarke Martin, Senator
Junior, English and History
Joined: 21 Oct. 2013

…le cheval volant, the Pegasus, qui a les narines de feu! When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk; he trots the air, the earth sings when he touches it, the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes…It is a beast for Perseus. He is pure air and fire…His neigh is the bidding of a monarch, and his countenance enforces homage.

Henry V, 3.7.13-28

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Ryan White (left), Critic
Junior, Chemistry and Communications
Joined: 17 Mar. 2014

“But thats just like, your opinion man.”

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Ryan Rosenberg, Di President
Senior, Political Science
Joined: 21 Apr. 2014

I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

– Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself”

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Morgan Andrejchak, Senator
Junior, Exercise and Sports Science
Joined: 29 September 2014

 

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gordoGordon Holzberg, Senator
Senior, Chemistry
Joined: 13 October 2014

 

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602005_10200117837487657_1229027751_nDerrick Flakoll, Senator
Senior, Public Policy and Peace, War, and Defense
Joined: 13 October 2014

Whoever has seen the universe, whoever has beheld the fiery designs of the universe, cannot think in terms of one man, of that man’s trivial fortunes or misfortunes, though he be that very man.

– Jorge Luis Borges, “The God’s Script”

 

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Lauren Umberger, Senator
Sophomore, Biology
Joined: 27 October 2014

The mountains are calling and I must go.

– John Muir

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Jacob Bell, Historian
Sophomore, History
Joined: 27 October 2014

“Nothing is so necessary for the young man as the society of clever people.”

– Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

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Jeremy Howell, Sergeant at Arms
Sophomore, Art History
Joined: 10 November 2014

“Caput Nili quaerere”

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Mark Laird (left), Senator
Junior, English and Philosophy
Joined: 10 November 2014

“I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else you weren’t in the beginning”

– Michel Foucault

 

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Ronald Ding, Senator
Sophomore, Business Administration and Computer Science
Joined: 1 December 2014

I once shot two stones with one bird.

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Ivy Trent, Senator
Sophomore, Political Science and Asian Studies
Joined: 1 December 2014

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Luke DiGiacomo (left), Senator
Sophomore, Computer Science and Economics
Joined: 6 April 2015

“Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie , that one party can only gain at the expense of another”

– Milton Friedman,

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Jialing Jiang, Senator
Junior, Economics and Philosophy
Joined: 6 April 2015

“不管黑猫白猫,捉到老鼠就是好猫。” It doesn’t matter whether the cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice.”

-邓小平 Deng Xiaoping

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The Societies Roster, compiled by the Sergeant-At-Arms and accessible by Senators only is found on the Societies’ Google account. It contains more in-depth information about each senator.