Spotlight

Tar Heels on the move

This week, more than 3,800 first-year and transfer students moved into their new dorms at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, joining the thousands of returning Tar Heels making their way to campus. Watch as thousand of students — and their parents — start the new school year by moving in to Carolina.…

First-year Tar Heel — and realtor

First-year UNC-Chapel Hill student Tai Huynh, a Morehead-Cain scholar and licensed real estate agent, takes us on a special tour — realtor-style — of his new dorm room at Koury Residence Hall. Huynh is a first generation college student who will double major in Business and Political Science and minor in Philosophy. By Melanie Busbee,…

UNC-Chapel Hill celebrates second consecutive record fundraising year

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced $495 million in commitments in fiscal year 2016 (concluding June 30, 2016), marking the school’s best fundraising year in history and eclipsing fiscal year 2015’s previous record by nearly $50 million. “Today’s results – the highest level of fundraising support in the University’s 222-year history…

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. Ann Berry Schrimsher: It’s in her DNA Jared Richards: The next step Leah Simon: A year away Charlotte Lane: ‘I wanted to…

Carolina Kickoff celebrates 70 years

For seven decades, Carolina Kickoff has been getting first-year UNC-Chapel Hill students connected to campus life before they ever set foot in a classroom. By Rob Holliday, Office of Communications and Public Affairs Published August 19, 2016

‘A commitment to be the absolute best’

Students aren’t the only ones gearing up for the fall semester – or moving in on campus. Like many of the new Tar Heels arriving in Chapel Hill this week, rookie chemistry professor Frank Leibfarth is learning his way around, unpacking boxes, settling into his new role at Carolina and generally feeling overwhelmed. “Every day…

‘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…