Campus Updates

Board of Trustees seeks input on Saunders Hall renaming request

The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees is asking the campus community to submit thoughts and ideas about a request to rename Saunders Hall and the larger question of fully understanding the University’s 221-year-old history. This outreach is part of the trustees’ months-long effort to seek input from the Carolina community. In May 2014, the board…

Environmentalist Williams: ‘Pick a national park and fight for it’

Author Terry Tempest Williams believes national parks are under siege, and on March 24 – in front of a crowd that included UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt — she urged people to become informed about what’s happening. “Pick a park and fight for it,” said Williams, an environmentalist, naturalist and activist who is the…

Sullivan selected for Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award

The Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina has selected UNC-Chapel Hill’s Terry Sullivan, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, for a 2015 Award for Excellence in Teaching. Sullivan is one of 17 recipients, nominated by special committees on their home campuses and selected by the Board of Governors’…

Ten recognized for work to further diversity

Ten people or groups received 2015 University Diversity Awards recognizing their significant contributions to the enhancement, support and furtherance of diversity on the Carolina campus and in the community. The seventh annual diversity awards, sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, were presented March…

Three receive University Awards for the Advancement of Women

Three people were honored at the Campus Y on March 23 with the University Award for the Advancement of Women. The awards, created in 2006, honor individuals who have mentored or supported women on campus, elevated the status of women or improved campus policies for them, promoted women’s recruitment and retention, or promoted professional development…

Author Terry Tempest Williams to speak March 24

Author Terry Tempest Williams will speak March 24 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As the 2015 Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the College of Arts and Sciences, Williams will present a free public reading at 7:30 p.m. in the Genome Sciences Building auditorium. Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who…

Update from Chancellor Folt and Vice Chancellor Washington

Dear Carolina Community: We are writing to update you on Carolina’s ongoing efforts to improve the way we address sexual assault and violence, and to share information about the new documentary film “The Hunting Ground” being discussed widely in the media and on campuses across the country. The film will debut locally in Chapel Hill…

Walking in the footsteps of astronauts

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, a unit of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, held a dedication ceremony for a new NC Highway Historical Marker on March 18. The marker commemorates Morehead’s history as a center for NASA astronaut training in the 1960s and early 1970s. Sixty-two astronauts, including 11 men who walked…

Message to campus community: Carolina Conversations

Dear Carolina Community, Over the past year our nation has engaged in a rising level of discourse about race, intellectual diversity, religion, identity and culture. These issues also speak to Carolina’s mission. Over the course of the year, you have made it clear how firmly you believe that our community must continue to champion equality…