Campus Updates

Carolina celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

From film viewings and performances to cultural events and lectures, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate American Indian heritage throughout November. Boasting a variety of events for the Carolina community, American Indian Heritage Month aims to “celebrate indigenous knowledge and bring awareness to the contributions and roles American Indians play on…

Homegrown Halloween to be held on Franklin Street

Homegrown Halloween – the community effort to keep Halloween on Franklin Street a smaller and safer local event – will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, with Franklin Street closing from 8:30 to 11 p.m.  in anticipation of crowds. “We are opening up Franklin Street earlier this year, extending to local families who would like…

University will test emergency sirens Oct. 28

The University’s emergency sirens will sound on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m. This is a test of the Alert Carolina system, which is part of the University’s ongoing safety awareness campaign. No action is required. While the University tests the sirens each semester to make sure the equipment works properly—and the first test was…

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt: New UNC System President

Dear Carolina Community, It’s my pleasure to share with you that today the UNC Board of Governors unanimously elected Margaret Spellings, President of the George W. Bush Presidential Center and former U.S. Secretary of Education, as the next president of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. Upon her election, President-elect Spellings said, “I believe that…

Message from Chancellor Folt and University leaders

Dear Carolina Community: We are writing to make you aware of a rally that may bring hundreds of people to McCorkle Place from approximately 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25. Some of you may have seen a letter to the editor about this event by Student Body President Houston Summers in today’s Daily…

Professor and cookbook author to talk tailgating

At this weekend’s Tar Heel Tailgate Talk, Debbie Moose, Carolina alumna and author of six cookbooks including Fan Fare: A Playbook of Great Recipes for Tailgating or Watching the Game at Home; and Marcie Cohen Ferris, professor in Carolina’s American Studies Department in the College of Arts and Sciences and author of The Edible South:…

Message to campus: Early voting begins Oct. 22

Students, Faculty and Staff: The early voting period for the November election begins Thursday, October 22, 2015. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill encourages all faculty, staff and students to exercise their right to vote. Election Day is November 3, 2015. To vote on Election Day, you must already be registered and the…