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A tribute — in pictures and video

Former Tar Heel basketball coach Dean Smith passed away at age 83 on Feb. 7. Click here for Coach Roy Williams’ memories of Coach Smith. Click here for a photo gallery of classic images of the iconic Carolina coach, from goheels.com. Goheels.com produced this tribute video in 2010. Published February 8, 2015

Remembering the true moments

I have been sitting here staring at this screen for 30 minutes. And what I have finally decided I want you to know the most about Dean Smith is this: it’s true.

Carolina’s Dean Smith passes away at age 83

CHAPEL HILL – Former University of North Carolina head men’s basketball coach Dean Smith died Saturday evening in Chapel Hill. He was 83 years old. “Coach Dean Smith passed away peacefully the evening of February 7 at his home in Chapel Hill, and surrounded by his wife and five children,” the Smith family said in a…

Caring for the community

The Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) has been offering a free clinic to address the health needs of locals in Carrboro, N.C., and the UNC-Chapel Hill community for almost 50 years. And co-director Alex Sherman said it is just getting started. SHAC is a collective of students from all of the medical schools at the…

Making government work better

In the shifting sands of partisan discord, Carolina’s School of Government is a refreshing oasis – “a safe harbor, a neutral court,” according to its dean. And because of that impartiality, the school earns respect across the political spectrum. Dean Michael Smith emphasizes the School of Government’s core values: to be nonpartisan, policy-neutral and responsive.…

Day in the life: ROTC cadet Jordan Sawyers

UNC-Chapel Hill senior Jordan Sawyers, a full-time student and full-time cadet, also spent last semester juggling dental school applications and interviews. Now that he has been accepted to UNC’s School of Dentistry (he’ll start there next fall) Sawyers is finishing up his final semester as an undergrad at Carolina by balancing coursework at Kenan-Flagler Business…

Improv just one talk at upcoming TEDxUNC

Jonathan Hebert has been honing and crafting his improv abilities through classes and performances since high school. While the skills serve the UNC-Chapel Hill senior economics major well on stage, they have also helped Hebert become a better leader and create new ideas in his daily life. On Feb. 7, Hebert will share his experiences…

Following in her grandfather’s footsteps

Fifty-five years ago, Franklin McCain joined three other North Carolina A&T University freshmen at the “whites only” lunch counter of the F.W. Woolworth store and waited for service that never came. In doing so, the four black men from Greensboro, N.C. — nicknamed the “Greensboro Four” — set into motion a new wave of sit-ins…

Jason Kilar, founding CEO of Hulu, to speak at Spring Commencement

Media and entertainment innovator Jason Kilar will deliver the Commencement address at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on May 10. Kilar, who graduated from Carolina in 1993, is the co-founder and CEO of Vessel and was previously the founding CEO of Hulu. “Carolina is honored to have Jason Kilar, a proud alumnus…