Di Senators

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 extra curricular achievement. The ideals of virtus and scientia and the current Dialectic President, Clarke Martin, 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. Also, the Dialectic Constitution may be viewed here.

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Senators
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Mia Thompson
, Senator
Senior, Political Science & History Major
Joined: 24 Oct. 2011

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554340_10200267894841709_666069067_nIsaac Warshauer, Joint Senate President
Senior, Archaeology Major
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 Major
Joined: 5 Dec. 2011

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Will Robertson
, President Pro Tempore
Senior, Political Science & History Major
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, Advertising Major
Joined: 29 Oct. 2012

“Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History”

- Laurel Thatcher

 

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Tyler Clay, Treasurer
Junior, Biology Major
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 & Mathematics Major
Joined: 26 Nov. 2012

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Brittany Porter
, Senator
Senior, Political Science and History Major
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, Computer Science Major
Joined: Sept. 2013

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Elise Wilson
, Senator
Sophomore, Political Science and Philosophy Double Major
Joined: 30 Sept. 2013

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Chang Zhao
, Critic
Senior, Anthropology Major
Joined: 7 Oct. 2013

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Zachary Williams
, President of the Misanthropic Society
Junior, Political Science and Information Science Double Major
Joined: Oct. 2013

“A plague o’ both your houses”

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Clarke Martin, Di President
Sophomore, English and History Major
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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Natalie George
, Senator
Junior, Biomedical Engineering Major
Joined: 21 Oct. 2013

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Logan Porter
, Senator
Senior, Public Policy Major
Joined: 28 Oct. 2013

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Ryan White, Senator
Sophomore, Chemistry and Political Science Major
Joined: 17 Mar. 2014

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-Ryan Rosenberg, Senator
Junior, Political Science and Peace, War, and Defense Major
Joined: 21 Apr. 2014

Although we are for a small town remarkably free of resentment, the absence of a polestar metropolis leaves us in our private moments a little lonely.

– Don DeLillo, White Noise

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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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