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, Ryan Rosenberg, 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.

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Senators

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-Mia Thompson, Senator
Senior, Political Science and History
Joined: 24 Oct. 2011

The most effective way to do it is to do it.

- Amelia Earhart

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554340_10200267894841709_666069067_nIsaac Warshauer, President Emeritus
Senior, Archaeology
Joined: 21 Nov. 2011

The seat of the University was next sought for, and the public eye selected Chappel-Hill–a lovely situation–in the center of the state–at a convenient distance from the capital–in a healthy and fertile neighbourhood. May this hill be for religion as the ancient hill of Zion; and for literature and the muses, may it surpass the ancient Parnassus!

- Samuel Eusebius McCorkle

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Wilson Parker, Senator
Senior, Economics
Joined: 5 Dec. 2011

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Will Robertson, Joint Senate President
Senior, Political Science and Public Policy
Joined: 23 Apr. 2012

“Then dialectic, and dialectic alone, goes directly to the first principle and is the only science which does away with hypotheses in order to make her ground secure”

- Socrates, Plato’s Republic Book VII

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

“Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History”

- Laurel Thatcher

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Tyler Clay, Clerk
Junior, Biology
Joined: 29 Oct. 2012

I love science, UNC, DiPhi, stand-up comedy, the Boss, the Lord, Veep, Silicon Valley and Law and Order: SVU. I can’t eat yogurt: not because I’m lactose intolerant, but because the packaging says keep refrigerated and my stomach can’t do that.

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

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brittanyBrittany Porter, Senator
Senior, Political Science and History
Joined: 26 Nov. 2012

There are hundreds of organizations on campus and thousands of people in them, but Di Phi has proven itself to be more than a club or a body that retains people as members — it’s a family. It’s a group of friends that stands behind you, educated you, and is something that challenges you intellectually, morally, and socially. As I have gone through my years at Carolina, I look back and realize what a vital component Di Phi was and is to my experience.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

“Bias is always relevant.”

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Chang Zhao, Senator
Senior, Anthropology
Joined: 7 Oct. 2013

“自反而不縮、雖褐寬博、吾不惴焉。自反而縮、雖千萬人吾往矣。”

– 孟子

If I reflect on myself and find that I am not right, then won’t I even fear facing a bum off the street? But if I reflect on myself and find myself to be right, then even if it be an army of one hundred thousand, I will go forward.

– Mencius

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

“A plague o’ both your houses”

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Clarke Martin, Senator
Sophomore, 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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Logan Porter, Senator
Senior, Public Policy
Joined: 28 Oct. 2013

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--Ryan White, Treasurer
Sophomore, Chemistry and Communications
Joined: 17 Mar. 2014

“I can freestyle to a dolphin and a tambourine.”

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-Ryan Rosenberg, Di President
Junior, Political Science and Peace, War, and Defense
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
Sophomore, Biology
Joined: 29 September 2014

 

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

 

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602005_10200117837487657_1229027751_nDerrick Flakoll, Senator
Junior, 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
First-year, Biology
Joined: 27 October 2014

 

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Jacob Bell, Historian
First-year, History
Joined: 27 October 2014

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Jeremy Howell, Senator
First-year, Art History
Joined: 10 November 2014

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Mark Laird, Senator
Sophomore, English and Philosophy
Joined: 10 November 2014

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Ronald Ding, Senator
First-year, Computer Science
Joined: 1 December 2014

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Ivy Trent, Senator
First-year, Political Science and Asian Studies
Joined: 1 December 2014

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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.

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