Spotlight

Top 5 — again

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, again ranks among the very best. For the 16th year in a row, Carolina – a leading public research university with an uncommon commitment to accessibility and affordability – placed fifth among national public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual…

Never forget

On the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill honored the victims with a remembrance ceremony and by planting of thousands of American flags. Chancellor Carol L. Folt attended the solemn remembrance ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial Garden near George Watts Hill Alumni Center.…

‘A poignant reminder’

With each stair they climbed inside Kenan Stadium on Friday morning, Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue and Fire Chief Matt Sullivan reflected on every first responder who didn’t go home after their shift on September 11, 2001. Blue and Sullivan joined Chancellor Carol L. Folt and more than 150 participants from the Carolina community…

World of wonder

Hordes of butterflies dance around blooming flowers to the beat of the buzzing cicadas. A firefly lightshow floods the spaces between trees. An unlucky ant meanders into the jaws of a Venus fly trap. There’s nothing more beautiful, or alive, than the North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG) in summer — but not everyone gets to…

Initiative showcasing Carolina arts and humanities kicks off Sept. 15

“Carolina’s Human Heart: Living the Arts and Humanities” is a major new initiative to showcase the work that faculty, staff, students and alumni at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are doing in the arts, humanities and qualitative social sciences. Sponsored by UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, the yearlong effort includes lectures,…

Well Said: Social media and politics

Political campaigns are transforming as social media creates new ways for politicians to reach voters and showcase their platform. From well-timed tweets to digital missteps, social media has become a game-changer on the campaign trail. In this week’s episode, we’re talking politics and social media Daniel Kreiss, UNC School of Media and Journalism associate professor…

UNC with me

McCorkle Place isn’t the only place to find the Old Well anymore. From South America’s most active volcano to the African plains of Malawi, the University’s most iconic structure has been making its rounds around the world for UNC-Chapel Hill’s new advertising campaign, which launched Sept. 3. The new campaign highlights the lasting global impact…

‘Dear future me’

Write a letter to your future self, the Carolina Family Scholarship application asked. So Thomas Elliott wrote, “Dear future me, I hope that you will be on a path that you can agree with, that you can support financially but above all morally. I hope you will not put money before yourself or those you…

What dreams are made of

Graduate student Jesse Sykes, a recipient of a UNC Student Stores scholarship, brought tears to the eyes of her audience as she told them the impact that financial aid for college has had on her life. “I really literally would not be standing here today in Chapel Hill if it wasn’t for the financial aid…