Spotlight

A new way to Thrive

At the White House Summit on College Access and Success last year, Chancellor Carol L. Folt committed Carolina to doing more for its Tar Heels — particularly low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students. Within six years, she said, the University wanted to increase its already-high graduation rates, with the aim of leading all public universities in the…

Carolina continues ascent as a global research powerhouse

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is continuing its decade-long rise as one of the world’s top universities for sponsored research, climbing to eighth nationally among private and public research institutions in overall research and development (R&D) expenditures and sixth nationally in federal R&D spending. This is the second year in a row…

Watch replay of Town Hall live stream

Chancellor Carol L. Folt hosted a Town Hall about race and inclusion on November 19 at Memorial Hall. Clarence Page, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, syndicated columnist and senior member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board, facilitated the event. Published November 19, 2015  

Soaking in the Cherokee language

Each Tuesday, a group of Carolina students and a professor have been fighting the midafternoon energy spiral with a steaming pot of coffee, cookies and a dose of Cherokee language immersion. Benjamin Frey, a professor in the College of Arts and Science’s Department of American Studies, dreamt up the idea of an out-of-class language experience…

Pulitzer Prize winner Page to facilitate Town Hall on race and inclusion

Clarence Page, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, syndicated columnist and senior member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board, will facilitate the Town Hall on Thursday, Nov. 19. The event, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall and hosted by Chancellor Carol L. Folt, will provide the campus community with an opportunity to share perspectives…

Guskiewicz, Mihalik talk impact of concussions

Concussions on the playing field may steal the news headlines, but head trauma isn’t just an issue for athletes — it can be a life-or-death situation for members of the military, as well. As the injury impairs and affects a soldier’s vision, and the trauma can quickly reduce their ability to assess what is happening…

First Look, first inspiration

For many of the students at Northeastern Randolph Middle School near Liberty, N.C., college isn’t necessarily perceived as an option. “We come from a very low-income area of town,” said seventh-grade teacher Tonda Hinson. “With most of our kids, their parents are farmers and most don’t have any aspirations to go to college. They don’t…

Saying ‘Thank you’

Less than 1 percent of the American population is charged with keeping 100 percent of the United States safe — often from remote locations away from their families. On Nov. 11, the Carolina community paid tribute to that sliver of the population as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated Veterans Day. “This…

Helping veterans succeed

It’s difficult enough leaving one career to pursue another. Tack on transitioning from military to civilian life and the confusion of deciphering Veterans Affairs education benefits, and the already challenging task begins to become daunting. A 10-year United States Navy veteran who has navigated her way through higher education and already experienced the pitfalls firsthand,…