Spotlight

Don’t ditch it — donate

When students finish the spring semester and leave Carolina’s campus each year, they take plenty of knowledge and new skills with them. But they also leave quite a bit behind. “From what I’ve observed, I’d say 50 to 60 percent of their personal items they don’t keep, or don’t want to keep,” said Debbie Bousquet,…

Food with a purpose

Staff at Carolina Dining Services made it their goal on April 22 to give students something free to eat and an idea to chew on: food waste. Hundreds of students dined for free on Latin-style pork, dogfish and tomato fennel stew, English peas and pepper ragout and mango cobbler — all of which contained elements…

Richman leads School of Social Work into 95th year

He didn’t know for sure what he wanted to do with a degree in anthropology, but as a college student, Jack Richman knew that he wanted to be helpful. Not really knowing what kind of work that meant, he left the door open for anything by heading into social work. “There are a lot of…

Program Inspiration

When Shelley Gist was assigned as a sophomore to intern at the Carolina Women’s Center, she never knew how much the center and its mission to build gender equity would inspire her career. What began as a college internship of creating innovative programs to educate the community has turned into a career for Gist as…

Climbing — fast

The Carolina experiences of more than 1,000 seniors reached new heights April 21 as they ascended 128 steps above campus for the annual Senior Bell Tower Climb. Hosted by the UNC General Alumni Association, the traditional climb “creates a special memory for the last week of classes for seniors,” said C. Hawkins, manager of student…

Sullivan, Tufekci named Andrew Carnegie Fellows

Two professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been honored as inaugural 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellows by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Patricia Sullivan, an associate professor in the department of public policy and the curriculum in peace, war, and defense in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Zeynep…

From new idea to iconic design

Alexander Julian was in a hotel room on a business trip in Europe in the late 1980s when the phone rang. On the other end of the line was a familiar voice from home asking for a favor. It was time for the Tar Heels to try something new. “To have Dean Smith call me…

Nike unifies Carolina’s brand

Todd Van Horne has been part of Nike’s brand identity process for more than 30 teams and schools. He was there when the company helped the Denver Broncos completely remake their logo and marks in 1996, he was there last week when Army transitioned to Army West Point and introduced its own brand and identity…

Carolina athletics and Nike refresh Tar Heels’ brand identity

The University of North Carolina has long been known for its distinct logos and unique shade of blue. In partnership with Nike, UNC Athletics refreshed its marks and colors to create a consistent look to one of the most recognized brands in college sports. UNC and Nike collaborated on the brand evolution program over 18…

Research journeys on display

It all started with an idea. Then came digging through survey data, analyzing results and conducting dozens of interviews. For some it took weeks, for others it took years to finish the work. But on April 15, the research journey came at least one step closer to the end for more than 200 University of…