Campus Updates

Campus organizations honor graduates before Commencement

Graduation festivities have begun at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With the University’s main Commencement at Kenan Stadium right around the corner (Sunday, May 8) Chancellor Carol L. Folt is celebrating with the soon-to-be graduates this week at smaller graduations hosted by campus groups. Celebrations began May 1 with the LGBTQ Center’s…

Carolina wins ACC Women’s Lacrosse championship

Aly Messinger scored in sudden victory overtime to lift top-seeded North Carolina to a 15-14 win over second-seeded Syracuse on Sunday in a wild Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championship game at Lane Stadium. Messinger took an assist from Kelly Devlin and ended a contest that saw the Tar Heels fight back from a 13-11 deficit…

Hometown police chief goes back to school

Every September, the UNC School of Government hosts North Carolina’s public officials to help them learn about all of the functions of local government beyond their own specialties. More than 3,200 municipal officials have completed the UNC School of Government’s flagship Municipal and County Administration course since the municipal section began in 1954, and 1,800…

Second-year student selected as Carolina’s first Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow

Andrea Barnes, a second-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected as the University’s first recipient of the Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program, a competitive, five and a half week leadership development program for rising college juniors who want to make a difference. Offering unparalleled opportunities to a select…

Carolina women’s tennis wins ACC championship

North Carolina’s three seniors have accomplished so much in their four years, but one trophy that had eluded this group was an Atlantic Coast Conference Championship. Inserted into the singles lineup for the first time all weekend, senior Kate Vialle clinched a 4-2 victory for the top-seeded Tar Heels over Miami, giving Carolina its first…

Message from University leadership: Update on our progress

Dear Campus Community: All year, we have been having passionate debate and conversation about how Carolina can improve our efforts to welcome and ensure participation of everyone in the full life of the University. We are grateful to all who have shared their thoughts with us. Without your personal stories and ideas, we cannot create…

Morehead-Cain Foundation announces Class of 2020

The Morehead-Cain Foundation—home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States, and founded at the first public university in the U.S.—is proud to announce its class of 2020. This fall, Morehead-Cain will welcome to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 67 new Morehead-Cain Scholars from across North Carolina, the U.S. and…

Crisp delivers seniors’ Last Lecture

It’s not surprising that the Class of 2016 picked popular Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp to deliver the class’s Last Lecture. But the talk’s outdoor setting provided an ironic twist to Crisp’s remarks Thursday evening. For years, Crisp said, he has been telling pre-college students that his greatest motivation in college was central…

Carolina joins launch of SPARK, nation’s largest autism research study

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today helped launch SPARK, a research initiative designed to become the largest genetic research study for autism ever undertaken in the United States. The historic nationwide project will collect information and DNA from 50,000 individuals with autism — and their families — to better understand the causes…