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UNC-Chapel Hill ranks 5th among public universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, once again ranks among the very best universities and colleges in the nation. A leading public research university committed to making its high-quality education accessible and affordable, UNC-Chapel Hill placed fifth among national public universities for the 17th straight year, according to…

Celebrating an ‘entirely new act’

Chancellor Carol L. Folt called PlayMakers Repertory Company and the department of dramatic art “part of the soul that makes UNC-Chapel Hill the leading public university in America.” On Monday, Folt announced a $12 million gift to PlayMakers and the department of dramatic art that will significantly increase the University’s performing arts programming by expanding…

A ‘time to reflect’

Brady Miller was just 3 years old when the World Trade Center and Pentagon were attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. He doesn’t remember much from the day, but as he climbed 2,076 steps inside Kenan Stadium Monday morning, he reflected on what it must have been like for first responders running into collapsing buildings that…

Scapegoat Cities

When UNC Law Professor Eric Muller was developing his most recent scholarly effort this summer, he didn’t have to travel far to do his work. He just headed down to his basement. There, using a microphone and some audio editing software, Muller produced eight episodes of ‘Scapegoat Cities,’ a podcast based on his two decades…

Combating stereotypes

In the months following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, Moustafa Bayoumi saw a growing dehumanization of Arab-Americans in Brooklyn. A writer and Arab-American himself, he wanted to do something to combat the stereotypes placed on his community. “I thought that the best way to counteract this growing power of the stereotype would be for…

Well Said: Hurricanes and water quality

Whenever a hurricane hits, the big story is how the storm has impacted people and towns with flooding and storm surges. But the storms also leave behind a quieter and long-term danger: pollutants in the watershed that could poison people and kill fish. In this week’s episode, we talk about how hurricanes impact water quality…

Life cycle of a painting

What happens to paintings between the time they leave an artist’s hand and arrive on the wall of a museum? Turns out that, like people, they change throughout their life cycle. They age, become damaged, are painted over — all of which may change their original essence. Then, once in the hands of the museum,…

Carolina West

When Tar Heel Jennifer Lloyd Halsey arrived in California two decades ago, she didn’t know anyone. Now she routinely has 150 people coming to her Menlo Park home to watch Carolina games. “That is one of the beautiful things that’s emerged is this community of people who, over 20 years, through sports, have come together…

Carolinas HealthCare System, UNC Health Care announce plan to form new organization

In order to elevate health for North Carolinians, Carolinas HealthCare System and UNC Health Care today announced their plan to create one of the leading non-profit healthcare systems in the nation, by blending the best of a high-performing comprehensive healthcare system with a renowned academically-based enterprise. Carolinas HealthCare System and UNC Health Care have signed a Letter of Intent…

Well Said: Climate change and air pollution

Each year, millions of people die from exposure to air pollution. And if unaddressed, climate change could bring those numbers up even higher by the end of the century. Carolina researcher Jason West predicts that climate change’s effect on air pollution could actually cause 260,000 more premature deaths in 2100. In this week’s episode, we…