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Carolina, GSK partner to accelerate search for HIV cure

Ever since the first HIV/AIDS patient was admitted into UNC Hospitals in 1981, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been at the forefront of research working to eradicate the condition and prevent its transmission. May 11, the University made another step forward in its efforts. During a brief ceremony at Marsico Hall,…

‘Pursue your own path’

Final tests have been taken and last papers have been handed in, but on a rainy Sunday morning at Kenan Stadium the Class of 2015 was given one more assignment: take risks and make their own path. “Doing what you love — pursuing your own path — is often the most unsettling option at the…

Carolina hoods future leaders

Surrounded by friends, family and faculty advisors, more than 200 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill doctoral candidates were draped with colorful velvet hoods May 9 at the Dean E. Smith Center as the students officially received their degrees. “This is a very significant time in the academy,” said Chancellor Carol L. Folt. “Awarding…

Watch Commencement on livestream

UNC-Chapel Hill’s May 10 Commencement ceremony will be available via live webstream on both unc.edu and commencement.unc.edu. Commencement Sunday, May 10, at 9:00 a.m. – Kenan Stadium The full ceremony also will be posted to the University’s YouTube channel a few days after the ceremony. Click here for parking, weather and other information about Commencement.…

A collaborative degree

When she first arrived at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Emma Woelk aspired to work in research science, but added German Studies classes “just for fun.” That was until a study abroad trip to Germany quickly reversed her interests. “When I was in Berlin, I worked in a lab as part of my biology major,…

Finding his heel print

Dillon Robinson’s first year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill didn’t exactly go as planned. An A-student at A.L. Brown High School in his hometown of Kannapolis, North Carolina, Robinson struggled to hit the mark in the classroom during his first two semesters at Carolina. For a while, he began to doubt…

Building bonds – and a house

Their graduation years may be five decades apart, but members Carolina’s classes of 2015 and 1965 have been developing a close relationship as Commencement approaches – thanks to a public service project with strong Carolina roots. “The Carolina bond transcends decades,” said Alexis White, vice president of the Class of 2015. “And so getting to…

Creating community

Reena Gupta, who will graduate Sunday with a degree in Public Policy from the College of Arts and Sciences, not only immersed herself in the Carolina community over the past four years, she helped create one — through Healthy Girls Save the World. During her freshman year, Gupta joined the non-profit when it was in…

Helping transfer students succeed

Christopher Gremillion offers this piece of advice for transfer students: Try stuff. Gremillion, a 33-year-old Carolina senior, entered UNC in fall 2013 as part of the Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP) at Craven Community College. His wife, Terri, and 12-year-old daughter, Bodhi, have cheered for him every step of the way. Bodhi has accompanied…