Changing world on Innovation Scholar's list

Carolina welcomes the Class of 2016, drawn from a record 29,000 applications, and returning students in this video highlighting early days of the fall semester with a musical "Welcome to Carolina” from a CD produced by music students.

Students continue Old Well tradition

UNC's Facebook page documents a Carolina tradition: drinking from the Old Well on the first day of class for good luck. Lines were long early on Aug. 21. Watch a time lapse video of the tradition.

Cash crop can't always pay for college

More students than ever qualify for need-based aid, like 2012 graduate Daniel Adams, whose dad lost a bet on his sweet potato crop. A new website, "Great Students," tells the stories of students like Daniel and shows why a strong financial aid program matters.

Water powers life

School of Journalism and Mass Communication students launched “100 Gallons” – an interactive film exploring the human connection with water from life to death. The project is named for the amount of water the average American uses daily.

Packing 40,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now

First-year students also packed 40,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now in a new addition to summer orientation sessions. Click this link to watch a video of the Class of 2016 in action.

Wide-ranging steps address course irregularities, academic-athletic balance

Chancellor Holden Thorp is bringing in a former governor, a consulting firm and the Association of American Universities president to help address issues related to an investigation finding course irregularities.

Old crab pots may revive oyster harvests

Could old crab pots, once destined for landfills, help revive North Carolina's severely depleted oyster population? Faculty from the Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City are working with fishermen to transform derelict crab pots into oyster habitats.

Donors post second best year for gifts

Carolina received $287.4 million in gifts from private donors in fiscal 2012. The total marked the University's second-best year in campus history and topped the previous year by 4 percent. More than 78,000 alumni, parents and friends were donors.

1890 to present: UNC campus yearbooks online

History buffs and alumni can go online to glimpse famous graduates and college culture through the years in archived yearbooks from most UNC campuses, thanks to the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center based at Carolina.
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