Campus Updates

Public safety explores use of body-worn cameras

Soon, Carolina’s public safety officers may have a new tool at their fingertips – or more precisely, on their uniforms. At semester’s end, Chief Jeff McCracken, director of public safety, hopes to have all of Carolina’s 53 sworn officers equipped with body-worn cameras when they go on patrol. Matt Fajack, vice chancellor for finance and…

ESPN’s First Take to broadcast live from UNC

ESPN’s First Take will broadcast live from the FPG Student Union at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday, a day ahead of the Carolina at Duke men’s basketball game. Hosts Skip Bayless, Stephen A. Smith and Cari Champion will be there, along with Rameses, the Carolina cheerleaders, the pep band and…

Students honor Smith’s role as civil rights champion

While many tributes for UNC-Chapel Hill basketball coach Dean Smith have focused on his unparalleled record on the court, a group of Carolina students came together Tuesday night to celebrate Smith as a champion for civil rights. Dozens huddled together in the cold at a memorial outside the basketball arena that bears Smith’s name and…

Message to the Campus Community: Feb. 11 vigil to honor the departed

The campus community is invited to a vigil this (Feb. 11) evening to honor the three young people who died yesterday evening. At 6:30 p.m. in the Pit, Triangle university and community leaders are coming together to remember the departed. Sadly, Deah Barakat, a student in the School of Dentistry, and his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha,…

Seal the Seasons wins 2015 SECU Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation

Seal the Seasons, a for-profit social enterprise founded by students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, won the $50,000 2015 SECU Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation February 10 by the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at North Carolina State University. The contest challenged student teams at North Carolina’s two- and four- year…

UNC Wins 2nd National Indoor Title

No. 3 North Carolina has staked its claim as the top women’s tennis program in the nation with its second ITA National Team Indoor Championship in the last three years, winning 4-1 over No. 9 Georgia in Monday’s finale from the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va. Senior Caroline Price, who came so close…

Highest-ranking military officer speaks at Carolina

As the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey spends a majority of his time discussing the tactical issues of the military. But Feb. 6 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the highest-ranking military officer in the U.S. military was more interested in a creating a conversation…

Carolina community mourns loss of Dean Smith

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill mourns the death of Dean Smith, Carolina’s beloved and admired basketball coach from 1961 to 1997. He was widely known as a leader on the court, throughout the Carolina community and across the country. “The Carolina family lost a cherished member today,” said Chancellor Carol L. Folt.…

Memories — in photos

Former Tar Heel basketball coach Dean Smith passed away at age 83 on Feb. 7. Click here for a photo gallery of classic images of the iconic Carolina coach, from goheels.com.

Send your Dean Smith memories

GoHeels.com is collecting fan memories of former head coach Dean Smith.  Send your favorite memories and goheels.com will publish some of the best of them in the coming days. Send your memories to:  deansmithmemories@gmail.com. Published February 8, 2015