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Carolina celebrates record-breaking fundraising

Members of Carolina’s Office of University Development joined Chancellor Carol L. Folt at the Rizzo Conference Center Aug. 12 to celebrate the University’s largest fundraising year in history. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received nearly $447 million in commitments in fiscal 2015, which ran from July 2014 through June 30. The 44-percent…

Your excuse or your story

New Year, New Faces: As UNC-Chapel Hill prepares to begin a new fall semester, we introduce you to some of the new Tar Heels who will be looking to innovate, educate, serve – and change the world. It’s early August. Twenty-year-old Colin Thompson sits at a table in front of Merritt’s Store & Grill on…

From Hollywood to physics

New Year, New Faces: As UNC-Chapel Hill prepares to begin a new fall semester, we introduce you to some of the new Tar Heels who will be looking to innovate, educate, serve – and change the world.  Right after graduating from Boston University with a degree in film and television production, Casey Berger packed up…

Marine veteran brings commitment to Carolina

New Year, New Faces: As UNC-Chapel Hill prepares to begin a new fall semester, we introduce you to some of the new Tar Heels who will be looking to innovate, educate, serve – and change the world.

Zach Johnson has never been one to shy away from a challenge. He’s always been searching for a next one.

Holmes brings message of inclusion

New Year, New Faces: As UNC-Chapel Hill prepares to begin a new fall semester, we introduce you to some of the new Tar Heels who will be looking to innovate, educate, serve – and change the world. Diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy as a child, Tia Holmes’ speech and movement are affected by the disability.…

An alternative college prep

New people, new classes, a new home. For thousands of incoming Carolina first-year students, transitioning from high school to university life is full of changes. But for eight soon-to-be-Tar Heels, the challenges of being a first-year student now look a lot less frightening. After hiking more than 21 miles with 50-pound bags on their backs…

Folt discusses college accessibility at National Press Club

An affordable college education is part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s DNA. “Carolina began as a great experiment that came out of the Revolutionary War,” Chancellor Carol L. Folt told approximately 100 journalists and communications professionals at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on August 4. “It was an idea…

UNC Gillings Army major works on safer water for troops

When U.S. soldiers are fighting on the battlefield or behind enemy lines, they can encounter a challenge that’s almost as hazardous as enemy fire, air strikes or improvised explosive devices (IEDs): contaminated water. But a U.S. Army major is now enrolled in a PhD program at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where…

Carolina in the summer

Many students may have headed out of Chapel Hill when the spring semester ended three months ago, but the campus was far from empty this summer. Students fought the hot Carolina heat underneath the trees of McCorkle Place and battled through fun-filled water balloon fights at the residence halls, while the University welcomed the incoming…

A parting toast to four leaders who left their mark

Summer is a time of farewells, especially among University faculty. In addition to Joy and John Kasson, four other long-serving faculty members retired at the end of the spring 2015 semester. Together, this foursome compiled 177 years of service at Carolina and of scholarship in the fields of anthropology, astronomy, computer science and social work.…