Spotlight

‘I wanted to DO something’

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. Charlotte Lane left her heart in West Africa. But she will return there to begin her life’s work…

THINKposium 2016 explores the ‘lived experience’

After a summer of heightened racial unrest nationally, and on the verge of the return of 22,000 undergraduates to UNC-Chapel Hill, about 400 faculty and staff members gathered at the Friday Center on Aug. 17 to discuss the timely topic of diversity. THINKposium 2016 was a day to examine why the world feels so polarized,…

A year away

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 Growing up in Chapel Hill, Leah Simon always wanted to go to her hometown university. But as she…

Well Said: First-generation college students

Of all the Tar Heels heading back to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the new school year, nearly 20 percent of them are first-generation college students. In this week’s, we talk with Vice Provost for Enrollment and Undergraduate Stephen Farmer about first-generation college students, their impact at Carolina and a new…

The next step

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 For as long as Jared Richards could walk, he’s been a scientist in training. As a 3-year-old, he…

Maintaining the Legacy

Like many people on Carolina’s campus, David Brannigan walks across the quad with a backpack. But instead of books and binders, Brannigan’s backpack holds a small engine designed to blow leaves from walkways and green spaces in a hurry. Brannigan – and dozens of grounds technicians like him – are hard at work keeping Carolina’s…

It’s in her DNA

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 Like many Tar Heel offspring, first-year student Ann Berry Schrimsher of Charlotte had a pretty good idea of…

First Welcome: ‘Believe you can be successful here’

Nearly 20 percent of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s students are the first in their families to begin the journey of earning a college degree. But they aren’t alone. Hundreds of Carolina faculty and staff, including members of the University’s leadership team, understand the struggle – and excitement, and accomplishment. Because they…

A new world

RIO DE JANEIRO — “A new world.” That’s the slogan for the 2016 Summer Olympics, and that’s what 29 UNC-Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism students are experiencing in Rio di Janeiro this month. The MJ School sent 25 students to Brazil to work for the Olympic News Service (ONS) and four additional students…

The patient provider

Two years ago, after taking an exam in the Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Campbell University, Danielle Harris and her classmates remained in the classroom to discuss their answers to the exam questions. While they were debriefing, the conversation turned to the bruises on the back of Danielle’s legs, which her father, James, had noticed…