Seven Sawyers march through Carolina

When Raymond Sawyer graduates from Carolina in May, it will be the end of an era – at least for UNC’s Marching Tar Heel band and the Sawyer family. For the past 17 years, a Sawyer has played and marched in the band. Raymond is the last of seven Sawyer children (nine in all) to attend Carolina and march in the band. Raymond is also the family’s second Morehead-Cain Scholar.

Multiple graduate programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Multiple graduate programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report

UNC appears on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked in 2013 by U.S. News and World Report for the 2014 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” The School of Medicine was ranked No. 1 in primary care.
Two students receive Luce scholarships

Two students receive Luce scholarships

Carolina seniors Will Leimenstoll and Henry Ross earned 2013-2014 scholarships from the Henry Luce Foundation. The Luce Scholars Program funds a year of living and learning in Asia. Carolina continues to lead the nation in Luce Scholars with 35 winners since the program began in 1974.
Thorp named provost at Washington University

Thorp named provost at Washington University

After three decades of connections to Carolina, Chancellor Holden Thorp will become the next provost of Washington University in St. Louis. Thorp will succeed Edward Macias, the chief academic officer for the past 25 years, starting July 1. He also will hold an endowed professorship with appointments in chemistry and medicine.
UNC named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

UNC makes President’s Community Service Honor Roll

Carolina has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. It's estimated that over the past year 20,672 Carolina students gave a total of 952,170 hours in service to the community.
Vote clears the way for 123 W. Franklin

Vote clears the way for 123 W. Franklin

The Chapel Hill Town Council’s unanimous vote allows for a transformation of University Square into a modern mixed-use development with office space, apartments, shops, restaurants, public space and a parking deck.
Advanced nursing degree approved

Expert leads campus in conversation

National expert Gina Smith is engaging the campus community in open dialogue to help strengthen Carolina’s response to sexual assault. To learn about the current policy, available resources and how the University is addressing questions about past practices, visit a new website.
Fluoride in drinking water cuts tooth decay in adults

Fluoride in drinking water cuts tooth decay in adults

A new study conducted by School of Dentistry researchers and the University of Adelaide, Australia, has produced the strongest evidence yet that fluoride in drinking water provides dental health benefits to adults, even those who had not received fluoridated drinking water as children.
UNC worldwide online partner with Courser

UNC worldwide online partner with Coursera

The Carolina faculty’s expertise will be available to online learners as part of a new partnership to offer non-credit courses online at no cost. Coursera offers 90 courses from more than 60 academic institutions. UNC will offer its first massive open online courses, or MOOCs, in the fall.
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