Spotlight

Well Said: Conserving the Galapagos Islands

The massive increase of tourists visiting Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands is bringing a new set of challenges for the islands’ ecosystem. In this week’s episode, we discuss the impact the increase in tourism is having on the islands and what it means for the future of their renowned wildlife with Steve Walsh, the Lyle V. Jones…

Finding healing on the soccer field

Hudson Owens gets his love of sports from his dad. Whether it was watching a game on television or attending Saturday afternoon youth soccer games, sports always connected the two. When his father passed away from cancer last spring, that connection — paired with one of their last conversations — fueled the student to bring…

Mama Dip celebrates 40 years in the restaurant business

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this month, Mama Dip’s Kitchen is a Chapel Hill institution and so is its founder, Mildred “Mama Dip” Council, 87. The granddaughter of a slave, Council cooked for others – in the Carolina dining hall, in fraternities, in the homes of faculty members, in the hospital and in restaurants – for…

A fight for recognition

Even as a middle-class kid growing up in Durham, Carolina senior Gavin Bell understood what it meant to be a Lumbee Indian. He knew his family roots ran deep in Robeson County because of the stories his mother and father told about what it was like growing up in Pembroke, the tribal seat of the…

Trustees learn about the power of discovery

Over the past two days, UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees members were treated to the full sweep of Carolina’s research enterprise and its power to transform – and save – lives. That process began Wednesday afternoon with a field trip to the 3,500-square-foot BeAM (Be A Maker) space in Murray Hall. It resumed Thursday morning…

Well Said: News deserts

As news organizations continue to pay closer attention to the bottom dollar of the business, the fate of local newspapers and community journalism hangs in the balance. In this week’s episode, Penny Muse Abernathy, the Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the UNC School of Media and Journalism, discusses her recently released…

Examining our history

Chancellor Carol L. Folt said she is proud of the new exhibit in Carolina Hall displaying the history of how the building was named and then renamed because it is a starting point for telling the full story of Carolina’s history. The exhibit, which opened Nov. 11, was conceived and curated by the Chancellor’s Task…

Creating a community of makers

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is celebrating the grand opening of its newest state-of-the-art campus makerspace on Nov. 16 with drop-in tours for the public from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. At 3,500 square feet, the Murray Hall makerspace is the…

Carolina commemorates Veterans Day

From the beginning of their military careers, service members are taught and trained to be strong leaders, not just on the battlefield, but in everything they do. Even when they put away their uniform and leave the military, leadership remains at the core of every veteran — making an impact wherever they go. “We are…