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‘Priceless’: Tar Heels earn trip to NCAA Final Four

Roy Williams had done plenty of scouting for Sunday. Of course he had. He couldn’t leave something this important to chance. We’re talking, of course, about Easter eggs. Sunday morning was the morning of the East Regional championship game between Carolina and Notre Dame, but it was also Easter morning. The Carolina head coach had…

Women of Carolina: Celebrating Women’s History

During the month of March, the nation celebrates Women’s History Month. This week, we are taking a closer look at how women’s history progressed on the Carolina campus.  The story begins in 1897.  To learn more about the early years of women’s history on campus, click here. From the 1920s to the late 1960s, women…

March BOT: Visits, goodbyes and accolades

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees discussed a plethora of items during its March meeting — ranging from UNC System President Margaret Spellings’ recent visit to the passage of the Connect NC Bond to an array of accomplishments by Carolina’s students, faculty and staff. Other highlights from the full board and committee meetings: Vice Chancellor for…

Celebrating six years of a growing community

“There’s nothing quite as equalizing as working side by side with others in the dirt” — that is a motto learned and lived by the Carolina Campus Community Garden Coordinator Claire Lorch.  This month marks six years of cultivating a community at the corner of Wilson Street and West Cameron Avenue in Chapel Hill, and…

Listening — and learning

Over the course of two jam-packed days, UNC System President Margaret Spellings got a chance to spend time with her neighbor up the hill. And the neighbor got a chance to meet her – and show off a little bit. “I’m here to visit and learn about the amazing things that are happening here —…

A VOICE for Durham’s youth

The man Carlton Koonce approached to interview for his first story in the VOICE slowly took measure of the college student standing in front of him. After looking Koonce up and down and back, he met the student’s eyes with obvious mistrust. “What kind of con are you running?” he asked Koonce. “There’s no newspaper…

An alternative spring break

Sally-Irene Ngeve could have spent her spring break almost anywhere. But the Carolina senior chose not to relax on a beach all week, wander around a quieter Chapel Hill or head back home to Cameroon to visit her family. Instead, she spent her time off providing much-needed assistance to the people of Robeson County —…

A common thread

The newest exhibit at Wilson Library is an annotated walk-through closet called “From Frock Coats to Flip-Flops: 100 years of Fashion at Carolina.” The display cases hold real clothes and accessories that Tar Heels wore on campus from 1900 to 2000, donated by Carolina alumni. From classic cashmere sweaters worn in the 1950s to a…