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 Dialectic Society has always stood as UNC’s symbol of student extracurricular achievement. The ideals of virtus and scientia and the current Dialectic President, Marc Brunton, guide the Society as it continually strives to better itself and the university. Below is a list of active Dialectic Senators. The Dialectic Constitution may be viewed here.

 

 


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Lauren Umberger, Senator

Junior | Biology
Joined: October 27, 2014

The mountains are calling and I must go.

– John Muir


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Jacob BellSenator

Junior | History & English
Joined: October 27, 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 HowellSenator

Junior | History & Art History
Joined: November 10, 2014

“Caput Nili quaerere.”


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Ronald DingJoint Senate President

Junior | Business Administration & Computer Science
Joined: December 1, 2014

“I once shot two stones with one bird.”


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Luke DiGiacomo (left), Senator

Junior | Computer Science & Economics
Joined: April 6, 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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Stephen Mountainsmith, Senator

Junior | Peace, War, and Defense
Rejoined: August 24, 2015

“Old anchormen, you see, don’t fade away; they just keep coming back for more.”

-Walter Cronkite


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Sarah YaghoubiPresident Pro Tempore

Senior | Biology
Joined: October 26, 2015

“I’m extremely skeptical of the role of fruit in Newton’s life.”


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Joseph Cox, Senator

Junior | French & Journalism
Joined: February 22, 2016

Vouloir, c’est pouvoir!”


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Denton OngClerk

Sophomore | History & Peace, War, and Defense
Joined: March 21, 2016

“What’s past is prologue

– Shakespeare, The Tempest


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Nikita Bisht, Senator

Sophomore | Biology & Psychology
Joined: March 21, 2016

I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.”

– Henry David Thoreau


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John JacobiSenator

Joined: April 11, 2016

“God, I hope we go down like Rome.”


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Jason NaultyTreasurer

Junior | Business Administration & Political Science
Joined: April 18, 2016

“Humanity I love you because you are perpetually putting the secret of life in your pants and forgetting it’s there and sitting down on it”

– E. E. Cummings


 

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George Gildehaus, Senator

Sophomore | Environmental Studies
Joined: November 7, 2016

“I like birds.”

– Mark Oliver Everett


Logan ShautSenator

Junior | Peace, War, and Defense
Joined: November 28, 2016


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Marc Brunton, Di President

Sophomore | English & Public Policy
Joined: January 30, 2017

 “They all talked at once, their voices insistent and contradictory and impatient, making of unreality a possibility, then a probability, then an incontrovertible fact, as people will when their desires become words.”

– William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury


Jordan Jamison, Senator

Junior | Political Science
Joined: April 17, 2017

“And half the time I open my mouth to speak, it’s to repeat something that I’ve heard on TV / and I’ve destroyed everything that wouldn’t make me more like Bruce Springsteen” 

Titus Andronicus, The Battle of Hampton Roads