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Tar Heels celebrate ACC Tournament championship

It will probably not surprise you to learn that when Joel James wins an Atlantic Coast Conference championship, he does not take small souvenirs. That explains, then, why the Tar Heel senior was walking around the UNC locker room asking his teammates to autograph a 2016 ACC Tournament Championship sign that was the size of…

Rushing toward Spring Break

Just in time for Spring Break, warm temperatures have taken over in Chapel Hill — making Polk Place a busy location. The blooms on the trees are still a few weeks away, but a string of spring temperatures in the mid-70s have made Carolina’s quad a popular gathering place as students finish mid-terms and get…

Women in STEM

From the first woman admitted to the School of Medicine, to the researcher who highlighted the health problem of secondhand smoke, to the computer scientist who built networks for the 1998 Nagano Olympics — women at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have achieved some amazing feats in the fields of science, technology,…

Melding longform journalism, multimedia to tell N.C. stories

Carolina alumni Sandra Davidson, Baxter Miller and Ryan Stancil have put so many miles on their Yukon SUV’s odometer that they’ve driven it “out of commission” on their travels across the Old North State. As they chronicle North Carolina stories for their digital publication, Bit & Grain, their car trips are filled with music, thoughtful…

Four stand-out leaders honored with Advancement of Women award

Four women were honored March 4 at the Campus Y with the University Award for the Advancement of Women. The awards, created in 2006, honor individuals who have mentored or supported women on campus, elevated the status of women or improved campus policies for them, promoted women’s recruitment and retention or promoted professional development for…

Carolina hosts 29th annual powwow

Sophomore psychology student Samantha Daniel often comes across the notion that American Indian culture is something only found in the history books. As a member of the Haliwa-Saponi nation and a modern-day powwow dancer, it is an idea she stands to refute. “We are still here,” Daniel said. “A lot of people think that Native…

Carolina to award five honorary degrees at Commencement

Five celebrated individuals will receive honorary degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Spring Commencement on May 8. Among the honorees is critically acclaimed author and trailblazing public leader Anne-Marie Slaughter, who will also deliver Carolina’s Spring Commencement address. A foreign policy expert and public commentator, Slaughter’s groundbreaking article for The Atlantic,…

A passion project

Carolina alum Scott Nurkin is close to completing his mural of Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Dean Smith – which Nurkin began two days after Smith’s death in February, 2015. A look at the progress on this “passion project,” which can be viewed in person in Chapel Hill at the intersection of Smith Level Road…

Carolina, Duke put rivalry to good cause

There is no love lost when it comes to competition between the Tar Heels and Blue Devils. Whether it’s on the field, court or anywhere along Tobacco Road, the rivalry always takes hold. Another example: A group of Duke and Carolina students are hoping to tap into that competitiveness to provide affordable housing for local…