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, Jeremy Howell, 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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Brittany Jordan, Senator
Senior | Photojournalism
Joined: October 29, 2012

“Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History”

– Laurel Thatcher

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Tyler Clay, President
Senior | Biology
Joined: October 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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Zak Brown, Senator
Senior | Business Administration, Mathematics
Joined: October 2012

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Chase Hawisher, Critic
Senior | Religious Studies
Joined: September 2013

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eliseElise Wilson, Senator
Junior | Political Science, Philosophy
Joined: September 30, 2013

“Bias is always relevant.”

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IMG_0056Zachary Williams, Senator
Senior  | Political Science, Information Science
Joined: October 2013

“A plague o’ both your houses.”

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Clarke MartinSenator
Junior | English
Joined: October 21, 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), Senator
Junior, Chemistry and Communications
Joined: 17 March 2014

“But that’s just like, your opinion man.”

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Ryan Rosenberg, Senator
Senior | Political Science
Joined: April 21, 2014

“I now revert to the wandering role that seeks an actor to perform it. Such is the role, such are its features and such is its stage. We, and only we, are impelled by our environment and are capable of performing this role.

Gamal Abdel-Nasser, “The Philosophy of the Revolution”

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

 

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

 

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602005_10200117837487657_1229027751_nDerrick Flakoll, Senator
Senior | Public Policy, Peace, War, and Defense
Joined: October 13, 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: October 27, 2014

The mountains are calling and I must go.

– John Muir

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Jacob BellSergeant at Arms
Sophomore | History
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 Howell, Di President
Sophomore | History, Art History
Joined: November 10, 2014

“Caput Nili quaerere.”

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Mark Laird (left), Senator
Junior | English, Philosophy
Joined: November 10, 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 DingClerk
Sophomore | Business Administration, Computer Science
Joined: December 1, 2014

I once shot two stones with one bird.

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

“If you can’t walk, try running.”

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Luke DiGiacomo (left), Senator
Sophomore | Computer Science and 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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Jialing JiangTreasurer
Junior | Economics and Philosophy
Joined: April 6, 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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Stephen Mountainsmith, Senator
Re-joined: August 24, 2015

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Megan Odom, Senator
Senior | Public Policy, English and Latino Studies minors
Joined: September 28, 2015

If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.

Audrey Hepburn

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Sarah Yaghoubi, Senator
Junior | Biology, minor in Chemistry
Joined: October 26, 2015

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?’ Actually who are you not to be?”

Marianne Williamson