Spotlight

Twin reasons to cheer

The Final Four wasn’t the only be/irth being celebrated in Chapel Hill this week. Down the road from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Tar Heels welcomed two new wooly members to the Carolina family – Ollie and Marvin, the newest sons of mascot Rameses XXII. The twin Horned Dorset lambs were…

A campus kaleidoscope

It took only a matter of seconds for thousands of students wearing white T-shirts to transform Hooker Fields from a pristine sight to colorful chaos. With multi-hued dust filling the flood-lit field — and instantly painting everything it touched — students turned the evening of March 30 into a kaleidoscope during the annual Holi Moli…

‘We love this team’

No matter the weather or the time of night, Linda Woodard is normally the first face the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team sees when it returns home from an away game. And as the team departed for Saturday’s NCAA Final Four, Woodard – a stand-out in the crowd with her gold-rimmed glasses and…

Pharmacy school celebrates top ranking

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy has been on a good news streak recently. In December 2014, former pharmaceutical executive and alumnus Fred Eshelman donated $100 million, the largest gift by an individual in Carolina’s history. In 2015, the school and pharmaceutical giant GSK created a $20 million public-private partnership to focus exclusively on finding…

“Well Said” with Bubba Cunningham

From March Madness to Cuban relations, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community is playing a role in some of the most important topics and issues making headlines around the world. Join us every Wednesday for the University’s new “Well Said” podcast as we talk with Carolina’s newsmakers and experts. Each week, students,…

The Scientist and the Fisherman

Crouched down in six inches of mud at dead low tide, a fisherman and a scientist start their work day. With the sun still rising over the Atlantic Beach Bridge, the marsh is serene and silent—except for the occasional crack of an oyster shell. “Niels! Look at this one! What a beauty!” With the excitement…

‘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…