CLASS OF 2013 ARRIVES - First-year class reflects gains in every key academic indicator
The entering 2009 first-year class reflects gains in every key academic indicator (PDF), including a growing share of the very best students from North Carolina – part of a five-year trend. Eighty percent of the estimated 3,127 new students from North Carolina graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class. Forty-three percent of the students statewide who scored 1400 or higher on the SAT (critical reading and math combined) enrolled. Despite state budget cuts, students have the same number of classroom seats this fall as they did last year. The student leaders shown above with Chancellor Holden Thorp were attending the First-Year Convocation for new students in the Smith Center.
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Researchers Support Economic Recovery

Carolina faculty are off to an impressive start in securing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding that will make a difference in people’s lives and help jumpstart the economy. So far, researchers have been awarded nearly 60 grants valued at more than $20 million.

Meet Some Carolina Covenant Scholars

Carolina just enrolled 519 new Covenant scholars – over 11% of the first-year class. Previously, more than 1,800 qualified low-income students were pursuing a debt-free education. While Covenant scholars share common characteristics, each has a unique story.

Carolina Ranks 5th Among Public Campuses

The University ranks fifth among the best public universities for the ninth consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine. Overall, UNC ranked 28th and received accolades for accessibility and the faculty’s commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Pioneering School Grows From Professor’s Research

Professor Jim Johnson has taken his research to a new level this fall by opening a new K-8 laboratory school in Durham to help economically distressed children achieve academic success. As the school grows, the model will extend nationally.

Come Back for Homecoming 2009

The Tar Heels will play to keep the Victory Bell when they face Duke in Kenan Stadium during Homecoming Weekend Nov. 6-8. The General Alumni Association, along with campus units, is developing activities to welcome you home to Chapel Hill.

Winston Chairs Board of Trustees

Robert W. Winston III of Raleigh, chief executive officer of Winston Hospitality Inc., has been elected chair of the University’s Board of Trustees. He joins two other new officers along with five new members.
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