Carlos Cordero: ‘A degree that matters’

NEW CLASS, NEW FACES: They’ve built schools around the world, published books, conducted research and apprenticed in family businesses. This year’s incoming first-year class of 3,988 enrollees at UNC, coming from as far away as Singapore and as close to home as Chapel Hill, features award-winning scientists, artists, champion athletes – and the recipient of…

Eight million & going strong

The earliest records of North Carolina history come not from books, but from the ground on which we live. The things left behind by the state’s first inhabitants tell the tales of previous cultures.

MBA students build bikes, team spirit

The morning started with a lecture by a business school professor, as most mornings will start once the latest 282 incoming full-time MBA students begin taking classes at Carolina later this month. But Tuesday’s orientation session at the Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium also included a wacky game to remember the 13 colonies, frequent shouts…

A midsummertime Shakespeare

In the comedy “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged),” members of the Reduced Shakespeare Company boast that they present all 37 plays in 97 minutes. The rapid-fire dialogue, costume changes and slapstick antics are hilarious. This is NOT the way Shakespeare is taught in the super-short summer and Maymester sessions at Carolina, however. So how…

Visit Carolina!

Summer school is over and most students don’t arrive on campus for a few more weeks. It’s a quiet time on campus, which makes it one of the best times to explore the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Here are some places to check out and activities to do at Carolina. Start your…

Nature’s art

The 11 children, ages 7 to 12, in Friday’s Art of Nature camp have put in a long morning drawing scientific illustrations of milkweed pods. It’s time to stretch their legs. Teacher and children’s book illustrator Bob Palmatier places three small turtles into a bucket. “We’re going to take a walk into the woods and…

Unforgettable journey, remarkable opportunity

Cydney Bullock, a second-year medical student at the UNC School of Medicine, dreamed about becoming a physician when she was young. She didn’t want to be a superhero or a firefighter; she wanted to make people feel better.

Big hair, big talent

It is 1962, Baltimore. The music is big and the hair is bigger.

And on the Paul Green Theatre stage, the talent is big, too.