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People over profits

Why do people work? Scottish moral philosopher Adam Smith asserted in his 1776 book “The Wealth of Nations” that people work to get what they want: “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.” He described…

Climbing Kilimanjaro for UNC relief work

Late last month, 15 people boarded a plane and embarked on a 12-day journey to climb Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the largest volcanoes in the world. They trained for months and set a $250,000 fundraising goal for the African Long Climb, with a large portion of the funds earmarked for the UNC Institute for…

Clark continues Covenant promise

After 47 years at Carolina, longtime professor Fred Clark is stepping down from teaching. But, he’s not stepping away from the students – it’s something he can’t even imagine. While Clark, professor of Portuguese, is ready to leave the classroom, he’ll remain a fixture on campus, devoted as ever to the Carolina Covenant Scholars Program,…

A salute to MBAs in uniform

Color today’s MBA program at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School red, white and Carolina blue. A quarter of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s online MBA students are either active-duty military or veterans, and their number is growing in UNC’s residential (4 percent) and executive (10 percent) MBA programs as well. “MBA@UNC is perfect…

$180 million to aid global health

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Carolina Population Center has received a five-year, $180 million award for its Monitoring and Evaluation to Assess and Use Results (MEASURE) Evaluation project from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The award, which goes into effect today (July 1) and is the second largest ever received…

June’s best photos: Start of summer

Summer has officially started, but there’s nothing quiet about Carolina’s campus right now. Members of the Class of 2018 and transfer students have been passing through the Union, the Pit and other parts of campus for orientation. Hundreds of rising high school seniors came to UNC, too, for Project Uplift, which marks its 45th anniversary…

A home on the screen

When UNC journalism professor Paul Cuadros moved to North Carolina in 1999 to write about the Latino migration in the South, he never expected that he would form and then coach a high school state championship soccer team. He did, though, and then he wrote about the experience in his 2006 book “A Home on…

A life-changing experience for students

Though she had been a Carolina fan all her life, Sierra Atwater had been reluctant to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She had grown up nearby in Pittsboro and her parents are Carolina alumni. Atwater had wanted to move farther away and create her own college experience, not relive that of…

‘Wisest man in the room’

Charles Daye has accomplished many things in his 70 years, but one task stands out as a source of recurring satisfaction. “One of the things I like to do is mow my lawn,” Daye said. “The thing about it is, after you are done, you can look around and see the results immediately.” As he…