Spotlight

Meet a new Tar Heel: Wyn Fox

Wyn Fox is always looking to make an impact. It’s a drive that fueled his 10-year Army career that included four deployments to Afghanistan and Chad to gather military intelligence on terrorist groups. It’s a drive that helped him earn a Bronze Star. It’s a drive that also is now bringing him to Chapel Hill…

Meet a new Tar Heel: Chris Suggs

Service has been a hallmark of Chris Suggs’ teenage years in his hometown of Kinston, North Carolina. Now the incoming first-year student is ready to bring that same spirit of service to campus this fall. “There have been good times and challenging times. But 2014 was the most challenging year that Kinston faced in my…

Researchers ramp up new UNC Autism Research Center

UNC-Chapel Hill has long been one of the world’s premier autism research universities, and now its expertise and leading research programs will fall under one virtual roof at the UNC Autism Research Center. The goal of the new center is to accelerate the creation of more effective, personalized treatments and interventions for the millions of…

Two students named Tillman Scholars

Serving others isn’t anything new for Charlotte Burnett or Karl Holt. With a combined 14 years of Army experience, the two Carolina students have made a living out of doing just that. Now, as they prepare for the next phases of their professional lives as a business leader and doctor, respectively, they’ve been charged to…

Well Said: Stress management

With the school year about to kick back up, the stress-free summer days are about to come to an end. While it’s impossible to completely eliminate stress from our lives, stress management expert William Frey says, there are plently of ways to reduce it and better meet the demands that it places on us. In this…

Thanks to a Carolina research project, she can walk again

When she was six, a mysterious ailment caused Elizabeth Davis to walk on her toes. Kids began making fun of her. Doctors couldn’t figure out why she walked like this. Then her condition worsened. She began using crutches. Eventually, she didn’t want to leave the house and would rely on a wheelchair. She went on…

Construction keeps campus busy over the summer

Even with most students away on summer break, Carolina’s campus is still buzzing with activity as construction crews work on several projects across campus. At UNC Student Stores, crews are building a new café on the main level and a student lounge that will overlook the Pit on the third floor. Displays have also been…

Impact through Upward Bound

Griffin Smith is a rising senior majoring in mathematics and history and is considering a career in education. This summer, he has spent a lot of time teaching and mentoring with the Upward Bound Program at Central Carolina Community College. Upward Bound prepares recent graduates for college. “The kids I work with are first-generation college students, so any way…

Service through technology

Zareen Farooqui is a junior studying business administration and computer science at UNC-Chapel Hill. This summer, she’s using the knowledge she gained in her classes to revamp United Way of the Greater Triangle’s Teaming for Technology Program. That program refurbishes used computer equipment and makes it available to North Carolina schools, students and nonprofit organizations…

Learning through summer service

Tar Heels do not stop learning when the academic year breaks for the summer. For nearly 30 years, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students have found a way to continue learning throughout the summer with APPLES Service-Learning based out of the Carolina Center for Public Service. The student-led program pairs Carolina students with community or…