Remembering past brings power to the present

Minrose Gwin spent years researching the life of civil rights activist Medgar Evers. To her surprise, she found more than one way to tell this tale of the segregated South. The Kenan Eminent Professor of English wrote a long-planned scholarly work and a debut novel of note.

Philosophy major is People’s choice

People magazine chose Gabriel Whaley, a senior philosophy major, as its Readers’ Choice Hero. Whaley founded Kicking4Hunger, a nonprofit soccer camp that doubles as a food bank. More than 1,000 kids have attended the camp, which has collected 16,000-plus pounds of food.

Experience ‘Reframing Mexico’

School of Journalism and Mass Communication students have launched a multimedia documentary about everyday life in Mexico City, in partnership with journalism students at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico City. Experience “Reframing Mexico.”

Tops in teaching

Carolina ranks 4th among large colleges and universities contributing the greatest number of graduating seniors to Teach For America. UNC debuted as 8th on the top contributors list in 2008 and has risen steadily since then.

‘The Conversation’ With the Bergmans

Oscar-winning songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman join Chancellor Holden Thorp for a conversation about songwriting and Alan Bergman's days as a student. The 1948 graduate returned to campus to receive a Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Marking a Decade of Wolfe Scholarship

This fall, Carolina welcomed its 11th Thomas Wolfe Scholar, Anna Faison, while celebrating the 10th anniversary of an undergraduate creative writing scholarship honoring alumnus Thomas Wolfe, author of “Look Homeward Angel.”

What about daughters? Women’s health begins in childhood

“Women’s health” is a term seemingly separating what an adult woman does to stay healthy from what happened as a child. However, health professionals at the School of Medicine and beyond are devoting more attention to helping children adopt healthy habits for a lifetime.

UNC Ties for 10th in Student Fulbright Recipients

Carolina tied for 10th on the U.S. Fulbright program’s list of campuses with the most students and recent graduates receiving Fulbright awards for 2010-2011. UNC had 18 student recipients. The grants send students abroad to help improve U.S. relations with other countries.

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