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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…

The problem solver

Andy Johns has held many important titles at Carolina since he graduated in 1998 and went to work as a computer consultant for Administrative Information Services (AIS) in the red brick building at 440 West Franklin St. But wherever he has gone, one unofficial label has always stuck: Problem solver. And a problem solver in…

Hometown hero innovates to revive rural NC town

On any given summer day in southern Moore County, North Carolina, you’ll find some of the world’s best athletes teeing it up at Pinehurst Resort. With picturesque courses nestled into a charming historic village, it’s easy to see why Pinehurst has become a vibrant tourist town that’s heralded as the golf capital of the world.…

Back to school 2016: A look back

Thousands of Tar Heels —  including nearly 5,000 new students — arrived in Chapel Hill over the last week as the University kicked off the new semester. With the school year underway, take a look back unc.edu’s coverage of some of Carolina’s new students and the back to school festivities. First Welcome: ‘Believe you can…

A week of welcome

From Carolina Kickoff to move-in day to Convocation to the first day of class, there were plenty of welcoming moments around campus.   By Carly Swain, Office of Communications and Public Affairs Published August 25, 2016

With LiveSafe, phones become safety tools

The Carolina campus stays active around the clock. Students are up at all hours. Many employees are on the job well into the night. And research projects often demand attention from faculty members and graduate students before the sun comes up or long after it sets. On a campus this size, with 40,000 students and…

FDOC 2016: Welcome back

For thousands of Carolina students, Tuesday was their FIRST first-day-of-classes (FDOC).  For thousands more, it was the final time they hopped on a bus and joined fellow Tar Heels on their way to FDOC. Welcome back…. Video by Carly Swain, Office of Communications and Public Affairs. Published August 24, 2016. 

Well Said: Bradley Opere

With the new school year underway, we’re talking with Carolina’s Student Body President Bradley Opere. Born and raised in Kenya, Opere was first thrown into a leadership role as a high schooler in an effort to keep peace at his boarding school where students were staging strikes, and then honed his skills at the prestigious…