Campus Updates

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…

Five students selected as 2016 Burch Fellows

Five students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2016 Burch Fellowship, to pursue unique and self-initiated proposed experiences anywhere off UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. The Burch Fellows Program was established in 1993 by a gift from UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus Lucius E. Burch, III with the goal of…

Inclusion and diversity climate survey begins this month

Carolina is conducting a survey of the climate for inclusion and diversity on campus this spring. On April 11, staff and students will receive an email link to the Inclusion and Diversity Climate Survey. The staff survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Both the undergraduate and graduate and professional student surveys take approximately 25–35…

Message from University leaders: Update on House Bill 2

Dear Campus Community: Over the past several weeks, since House Bill 2 (HB2) became the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, the response to this new law on our campus has grown more intense and more quickly than any issue we’ve faced in recent memory. Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of what makes…