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Snow day

Winter weather cancelled classes at Carolina on Tuesday – but not the beauty around campus….

Robots to the rescue!

Matthew Brown is grateful for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy robots. Otherwise, the third-year pharmacy student wouldn’t have been able to keep up with his classes this semester while receiving treatment for cancer. Brown’s treatment plan includes four cycles of chemotherapy; each cycle requires five days of infusion, and each infusion lasts five to…

Students surprise CDS employee with life-changing gift

As Deborah Paige walked into an upstairs room at the Rams Head Dining Hall packed with adoring UNC-Chapel Hill students, she quietly said she didn’t like surprises. The life-changing gift those students had waiting for the longtime Carolina Dining Services employee on Wednesday afternoon might have her rethinking that. “Oh, thank you!” she screamed as…

Carolina student earns Gates Cambridge scholarship

Sarah Cooley’s glaciology work has taken her from the Alaskan Juneau Icefield to the Greenland ice sheet. And now the Carolina geology student’s research will lead her to England, where the senior will earn her master’s from the University of Cambridge as a recipient of the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship. “I am so excited to…

A call for unity

Sometimes tragedy brings out the best in people. At a vigil Feb. 11 for three students slain the night before, community leaders, friends and family members expressed the hope this would be the case now. They called for unity and love in the wake of the tragic shooting deaths of Deah Barakat, 23; Yusor Abu-Salha,…

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt: A tremendous loss

Dear Carolina Community: It is with profound sadness that I write to you this morning about the tragic loss of three young people from our community. As most of you likely have heard, last night there was a shooting at a condominium complex near campus that took their lives all too soon. Sadly, Deah Barakat,…

Legacy of a lifetime

Marcus Paige only met Dean Smith once. By the time Paige was a Tar Heel freshman, Smith was  battling a progressive neurocognitive disorder and making few public appearances. When Paige got to Carolina, he wanted to meet two people: Vince Carter and Dean Smith. And though he didn’t get to have a lengthy conversation with…

Students pay tribute to Smith

The last time Dean Smith led a Tar Heel basketball team onto the court, most current Carolina students weren’t even old enough for elementary school. But that hasn’t made them any less familiar with the legend of the late coach, who passed away Saturday evening. Smith’s effect on current University of North Carolina at Chapel…