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Local teens craft their skills at CampWrite

The day began by trying to figure out why a baby would possibly be taped to a wall. After 15 minutes of contemplation and furious writing, more than 50 answers were offered, including: a lack of chairs, rambunctious siblings and the result of a bizarre night. Odd questions with endless possibilities are being answered through…

A classroom with shovels

If your idea of an archaeological dig features a bullwhip-toting, fedora-wearing Indiana Jones rescuing precious artifacts from greedy thieves, you might want to go easy on the movie popcorn. Just ask Isaac Warshauer, who was working at the Wall Site dig in Hillsborough as part of the 2015 UNC Archaeological Field School on a muggy morning. “It’s…

Hollywood Heels: L.A. internships provide invaluable industry experience

Scores of UNC alumni have launched careers in the film and TV industry thanks to a communication studies internship program that sends students to Hollywood for prestigious internships at production companies, agencies, studios and related businesses every summer. The roster of 300-plus graduates of the UNC Hollywood Internship Program puts students in contact with established…

Meet a Tar Heel: Balancing braids and books

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student Sasha Coefield attempted her first braid at age five.  By middle school she was mimicking hairstyles she saw in magazines and books, quickly becoming the self-taught braid expert she is today. She now runs the YouTube channel Asksash88, which showcases her hair, fashion and beauty video tutorials and has more than…

Season of change

Expansion has always been in the cards for Southern Season. Founder Michael Barefoot began the company as a small coffee roastery – the original location was just 800 square feet – in 1975. A few years later, it moved to a slightly larger location, shifted its focus to gourmet food retailing and opened a small…

Cone, Carolina recognized by Deshpande Foundation for excellence in entrepreneurship

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a top administrator each received high honors at the fourth annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education on June 10 in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Deshpande Foundation’s “Deshpande Symposium Awards” recognized Judith Cone with the Outstanding Contributions to Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Higher Education…

$15 million renovation of Hill Hall begins

Hill Hall, the historic heart of the music department in the College of Arts and Sciences, closed this month for an expected 18-month, $15 million renovation. Work will center on improvements to Hill Hall’s rotunda and 450-seat auditorium in the century-old building, which served as the University’s first library. The performance space will be renamed…

New frontier for public health entrepreneur

The risk of betting personal futures, cash and credit lines on new start-ups, untried ideas and emerging markets is the essence of being an entrepreneur. Don Holzworth, Executive in Residence at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, took even greater risks in his own entrepreneurial pursuits. He has focused on solutions in public…