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What Woody says

Woody Durham would know what to say.

That’s my overriding thought as I sit here staring at this blank screen, trying to figure out exactly what to write about a topic I don’t want to acknowledge.

Parker proudly defends accessibility and inclusivity

As a boy, David Parker dreamed of being a crusading reporter, digging up facts and writing stories that would change the world. A year away from 60, and a few months from retirement as Carolina’s interim general counsel, Parker looks back on his youthful “black and white” thinking with the wistfulness of a man who…

A championship weekend

Carolina over the weekend became the first school to win the men’s and women’s lacrosse NCAA championships in the same year since Princeton in 1994. The Tar Heel men beat Maryland in overtime on Monday, 14-13, at Lincoln Financial Field — just one day after the UNC-Chapel Hill women’s team beat Maryland, 13-7, in Sunday’s…

Men’s lacrosse tops Terps in overtime to win national title

Chris Cloutier scored at the 1:39 mark of overtime off an assist from Michael Tagliaferri to give the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team a 14-13 win over Maryland in the NCAA championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday, May 30. The Tar Heels captured their first national championship since 1991. Tar Heel goalie Brian…

Remembering our military

On Memorial Day, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill remembers all the men and women who lost their lives during military service to the country. The more than 700 Carolina graduates who died in battle or in training accidents during time of war are honored on campus with the Carolina Alumni Memorial in Memory of Those…

Women’s lacrosse tops Maryland for second NCAA title

Most Outstanding Player Aly Messinger tied her career high with six points and Megan Ward made a career-high 14 saves as Carolina beat Maryland, 13-7, in the NCAA women’s lacrosse championship game at Talen Energy Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Tar Heels (20-2) captured their second national championship, joining the 2013 title. UNC-Chapel Hill has…

Ten years of Maymester

Most courses at Carolina take about four months to complete. But once a year, the University offers a way to finish a three-credit-hour class in three weeks. Now in its 10th year, Maymester, which usually begins the Wednesday after Commencement, gives students the opportunity to earn course credit before summer officially begins. Each of the…

Well Said: Obesity and sugar taxes

Barry M. Popkin, W. R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, discusses the increase of obesity in the United States and how sugar taxes may be crucial in the fight against the health concern. Join us every other Wednesday for the University’s new…

Northside’s future takes shape

For Della Pollock, preserving people’s life stories is more than a way to chronicle the past. It also creates a path to cultivate future aspirations. A multi-year project begun in 2007 in collaboration with St. Joseph C.M.E. Church proved that point in ways Pollock, professor of communication at Carolina, didn’t imagine at the time. As…

‘That fearless spirit of innovation’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joseph DeSimone’s scientific career has revolved around creating utilitarian technology. With every innovation — the engineering of a drug-eluting heart stent, the creation of new 3-D printing methods, revolutionizing the development of next-generation vaccines and medicines — the ability to apply his work to the real world and make an impact on…