Campus Updates

Show how much you #LoveCarolina

What do you love most about Carolina? Sunny afternoons in Polk Place? A favorite professor? The lifelong friends you’ve made here? In the lead up to Valentine’s Day, the Office of University Development is hosting a #LoveCarolina campaign and wants to hear why you love UNC-Chapel Hill. Between Feb. 1-14, share your favorite memory, a…

Trailblazers: Morehead, Rhodes Scholar continues to inspire

Robyn Hadley had the world at her fingertips. After her 1981 graduation from Graham (N.C.) High School, she could continue her education virtually anywhere she wanted. Among the schools offering full academic scholarships were Harvard, Duke (whose new men’s basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski, sent her a hand-written note) and Carolina. Ultimately, she chose to become…

Legislative study touts Carolina Counts as efficiency model

Carolina Counts began as an ambitious experiment in efficiency with the campus as its lab. Four years – and more than $200 million in accumulated savings later – the ongoing success of that experiment has caught the attention of a legislative study group in Raleigh. In December, the non-partisan Program Evaluation Division (PED) of the…

Afro-Brazilian filmmaker, scholar Araujo set for residency

Award winning Afro-Brazilian filmmaker and scholar Joel Zito Araújo returns to UNC-Chapel Hill as scholar-in-residence at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center during February 2014. Araújo previously visited the Stone Center in 2004 as a visiting artist. Throughout February, Araújo will visit classes at UNC and other area colleges and universities to participate in lectures, discussions…

UNC must welcome scrutiny as opportunity, Folt says

Chancellor Carol L. Folt says it’s important for the University to make amends by fully acknowledging mistakes that led to athletic and academic scandals, mistakes that could have been avoided – and must be avoided in the future. “As one of a small number of leading national research universities that also has a highly competitive…

University to postpone emergency siren test

The scheduled test of the emergency sirens and related text messages is being postponed because of possible adverse weather moving into the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area at the same time the test was to be conducted. The siren test had been scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, between 2 and 3 p.m., but it will be conducted on…

Varied events continue MLK celebration

UNC’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., which has the theme, “Unifying the Dream through Thought and Action,” continues with a variety of events, including a free expression contest, a photography exhibit that features social justice movements and a day of service. On Feb. 28, Cornel West, a professor of philosophy and Christian practice at…

Folt attends White House summit on college access and success

Chancellor Carol L. Folt’s attendance at a day-long White House summit on college affordability this week reflects Carolina’s long-standing commitment to ensuring access to a high-quality education for students, Folt says. “I was there because I believe in the importance, but I was also there because Carolina believes in the importance,” Folt says. “We are…