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Carolina celebrates record fundraising year

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received $543.3 million in donor commitments in fiscal year 2017 (concluding June 30, 2017), marking Carolina’s third-straight fundraising record and first time topping $500 million. The total eclipsed fiscal year 2016’s previous record of $495 million by nearly $50 million. “A third consecutive record fundraising year tells…

A fast look at FDOC

With bikes, backpacks and plenty of Carolina blue, Carolina’s students, faculty and staff converged on campus for the first day of classes for the fall 2017 semester. Carolina is welcoming to campus nearly 5,200 new undergraduate students, including 4,373 first-year students, the largest first-year class in the University’s history. Like generations of students before them,…

A sunset serenade

A cappella groups at Carolina took center stage on Monday for Sunset Serenade, an annual concert held at Carolina the night before classes begin. Students filled Polk Place to listen to the concert. When the concert ended, the crowd made their way to the Bell Tower relighting (in Carolina blue lights) to celebrate the new…

‘Worth the sip’

For the past three years, Corbin Phifer has made a habit of stopping by the Old Well on the first day of classes in hopes that the legend of the first sip comes true and she receives a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. It hasn’t worked yet, but she decided the start of…

Blouin to succeed Dean as UNC-Chapel Hill provost

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has named Robert “Bob” Blouin, longtime dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, to serve as provost and executive vice chancellor of the University. Blouin will succeed Jim Dean, who will step down in September after serving four years in the position. “When I thought about…

Solar eclipse over Carolina

With their eyes trained to the sky, thousands of Carolina students, faculty and staff members and community members spread out on blankets, relaxed in lawn chairs and staked out sunny places on campus to watch the solar eclipse. Solar eclipse glasses were the hottest fashion trend of the day. Morehead Planetarium and Science Center threw…

Off to a great start

The largest first-year class in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s history, the Class of 2021 is already an accomplished group. They are veterans, community leaders and activists. They’re champion student-athletes, entrepreneurs and innovators. But as the new wave of Carolina students filled Carmichael Arena to begin the next chapter of their lives,…

Tar Heels settle into their new homes

Thousands of Carolina students moved to campus this weekend for the 2017-18 academic school year that begins on Tuesday. Residence halls opened to new students on Friday. Over the past few days, the students and their families have hauled in crates, suitcases, mini refrigerators and more as they set up their rooms. “Now that I’m…

Meet a new Tar Heel: Emery Cagle

Growing up Emery Cagle loved to travel throughout the United States, and in high school, he had his first opportunity to travel internationally. He loved the experience so much, he went on several international trips offered by his school, visiting Costa Rica, Peru, Spain, Portugal and the British territory of Gibraltar. As Cagle, an incoming…