Campus Updates

Ida Friday passes away at age 97

Ida Howell Friday passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 6, 2017. For 97 years, she was a lifelong learner, activist, and advocate for others. Ida and her late husband, Bill, who served as President of the University of North Carolina for 30 years, were married for 70 years. The couple’s influence on the…

Office of the Chancellor seeking 2017-18 Chancellor’s Fellows

The Office of the Chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill is seeking self-motivated and engaged graduating seniors to apply for the Chancellor’s Fellowship. This is a unique career opportunity that allows recent graduates to explore and understand the inner workings of a higher education institution.  This is a full-time (paid), one-year appointment beginning in June 2017. The…

UNC researchers find new potential route to treat asthma

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine believe they have isolated a protein that, when missing or depleted, can cause airway constriction, production of mucus, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing for the 334 million people worldwide who suffer from asthma. And they’re hopeful that this discovery, published today in Nature Communications, will lead to more…

Campus reopens; water use back to normal

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: Earlier this morning, the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) announced that local residents may return to normal water use, effective immediately. OWASA has resumed full operations and no longer needs residents to limit water use. The announcement is posted here. UNC-Chapel Hill will reopen for regular operations at 10 a.m.…

Carolina celebrates Black History Month with events during February

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of events including historical tours, speakers and panels. Observed each February, Black History Month commemorates the people and movements that have advanced civil rights and social equality for African Americans. “At Carolina, we continue to examine our history and…

Alert Carolina sirens test to be held February 1

The University will test the emergency sirens and emergency communication procedures on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, between noon and 1 p.m. The University regularly tests the sirens to ensure that the equipment and notification processes work as planned. During this sirens test, no action is required. Anyone outside, on campus or near campus, likely will…

Message from Chancellor Folt: Response to Executive Order

Dear Carolina Community: The Executive Order issued by President Trump on Friday, January 27, 2017, limits immigrant and non-immigrant visa holders from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days, among other actions. In the last 24 hours, we have been hearing from many people at Carolina who…

Carolina sets 12th consecutive record for first-year applications

With the close of the final deadline for first-year admission for Fall 2017, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announces a 12th consecutive record for first-year applications. The total of 40,792 applications received (as of Jan. 18) reflects an increase of 13.7 percent over last year and the second largest increase within the…