Spotlight

More than just the biggest game of the year

When the Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils men’s basketball teams meet for the 244th time Saturday night, they’ll be carrying on one of the greatest and most storied rivalries in college sports. But they’re not the only Tobacco Road teams renewing a rivalry this weekend. Hours before the Tar Heels and Blue Devils…

Well Said: Eating disorders

It’s estimated that nearly 30 million Americans will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. But eating disorders are still an issue mostly kept quiet. In this week’s episode, we talk about National Eating Disorder Awareness Week with Cynthia Bulik, the director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders and…

An exercise in enlightenment

As part of Asia Week 2017, the Carolina Asia Center at UNC-Chapel Hill hosted a special guest whose work offered a window into Tibetan culture. Geshe Palden Sangpo, a monk who practices Tibetan Buddhism, spent nearly four days at the FedEx Global Education Center creating a sand mandala, an ancient Tibetan Buddhist art form. Sangpo…

Honoring an unsung legacy

When Kristen Marion and Elizabeth Brown began researching the life of Wilson Swain Caldwell, the two students had no idea they were piecing together the incredible journey of a Carolina trailblazer. Marion and Brown are students in the “Civil War, Race and Memory at UNC” class taught by Jim Leloudis, professor of history. Leloudis, also…

Let’s talk about freedom of speech

Which of the following is considered speech protected by the First Amendment? Picketing a military funeral with the sign “Thank God for dead soldiers” Burning an American flag Wearing blackface at a fraternity fundraiser Marching in a parade in Nazi uniforms with swastikas None of the above All of the above The answer is “all…

Carolina, NC State launch joint program to help address teacher shortage

Taylor Hamby, a 2015 Carolina graduate, is in her first year of teaching American history at Walkertown High School, northeast of Winston-Salem. But she isn’t yet fully certified to work in the classroom. Hamby, along with more than 4,300 other teachers across North Carolina, is a “lateral entry” teacher – someone who has the content…

Well Said: Teaching self-regulation in the classroom

Self-regulation skills in childhood can be predictors of long-term outcomes from economic success to risks for substance use. Fortunately, they are skills that can be taught in the classroom the same way schools teach literacy. In this week’s episode, we’re talking about why self-regulation is important and how to teach the skills with Desiree Murray,…

UNC-Chapel Hill student named 2017 Gates Cambridge Scholar

Adriano Bellotti, a current student in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine, has been awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which provides full support for graduate study at the University of Cambridge in England. Bellotti, 24, a Charlotte native, is among 36 Americans selected for the award from 800 U.S.…

A legacy of song

It was out of a shared passion for African-American style music that a group of Carolina freshmen came together to create the University’s first black a cappella group, the Harmonyx. The year was 1995, and although other singing groups were already well established on campus, none gave a voice to African-American students. “The main groups…

Five decades of striving for progress

When Preston Dobbins arrived in Chapel Hill in the summer of 1967, he was adamant about stepping away from the civil rights activism that he had devoted years to while living Chicago. “By the time I started here, I really had absolutely no interest in any kind of political things,” Dobbins said in a 1974…