Life-changing work

Bruce Cairns arrives at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center each day with one primary concern: He wants to shut it down. “My mission here is to put us out of business,” he said. Cairns, medical director of the 21-bed center at UNC Hospitals and John Stackhouse Distinguished Professor of Surgery, would love to see…

A new title: Robertson Scholar

Sophomore Loren Shealy is a talented player on Carolina’s top-ranked field hockey team. She’s also an academic star with a 4.0 G.P.A. This year Shealy garnered a new title – Robertson Scholar. It’s a title that no other Carolina or Duke athlete has ever had. The Robertson Scholars Program is a joint undergraduate scholarship program…

“You can’t control every factor”

Will Leimenstoll earns a small stipend for all his work as UNC student body president. He doesn’t get paid for his volunteer work, like raising money for scholarships in South Africa. But Leimenstoll gives back to Carolina in many ways other than just paying tuition.   “I’m not ashamed to receive financial aid,” said Leimenstoll,…

20 years of Yucatec Maya

Apocalyptic rumors about Mayan culture are in high gear, fueled by the final tic on the Maya Long Count calendar, but 2012 also marks a significant milestone of a different nature: the Yucatec Maya Summer Institute celebrates its twentieth anniversary. Created in 1992 by UNC’s Sharon Sullivan Mújica, the institute was developed by the Consortium…

William C. Friday, 1920-2012

William C. Friday, president emeritus of the University of North Carolina and an icon of American public higher education, died October 12, 2012. The longtime Chapel Hill resident was 92.

The money was gone

Her parents started saving for her college education when Shaquice DaCosta was born, investing in College Saver Share Certificates for her and her brother, Aston DaCosta III.

Sahle pushes positive changes

Professor Eunice Sahle’s first love is teaching. A recipient of a 2011 Student Undergraduate Teaching Award, she is known for encouraging independent thought in the classroom.