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Carolina’s top 10 majors

Spring Commencement at UNC-Chapel Hill recognizes the accomplishments of more than 6,000 Carolina students, including 3,807 undergraduates. Here’s a look at the number of graduates for the most popular majors for the Class of 2017. These numbers reflect first majors only. Biology: 405 Business Administration: 353 Psychology: 322 Media and Journalism: 310 Exercise and Sport…

End of year message from Chancellor Folt

Dear Campus Community, Like all of you, I’m looking ahead to graduation on Mother’s Day and wondering how it got here so quickly. I’m also reflecting with gratitude about all that you’ve accomplished this year. Sincerely, Carol L. Folt Chancellor Published May 9, 2017

The new face of data

A UNC student points his smartphone at the fountain in front of Bynum Hall. A Staryu — one of many water-capable Pokémon — appears on the screen. It jumps into the fountain as the student attempts to repeatedly throw Pokeball after Pokeball at the creature. Although it’s just an image of the pop-culture critter overlaid…

Making history accessible to everyone

Elijah Gaddis grew up in Cabarrus County, in the “heart of textile country,” not knowing much about the history of the place he calls home. During his time at Carolina, he has made it his mission to illuminate the state’s history in new ways, through public-facing digital scholarship in partnership with local communities. “The thing…

Well Said: Commencement and Carolina Firsts

On May 14, Alexis Miller will be one of the more than 600 first-generation college students to graduate from Carolina at the Spring Commencement. It wasn’t the easiest path to graduation but with the support of Carolina Firsts, Miller will become the first person in her family to receive a college degree. In this week’s…

‘What I’ve dreamed of doing’

Cordell Corbin’s career plan all started in front of the television, watching re-enactments of World War II and Vietnam War air-to-air combat. Even though he was just in middle school, he set his goal then. He was going to become a military pilot. “That provided the initial spark and then after that I was looking…

Leaving his heel print, a passion for innovation

When Brent Comstock arrived in Chapel Hill four years ago, he had a simple plan: take advantage of every opportunity he could in innovation and entrepreneurship at Carolina. Four years later, Comstock has made a lasting impact in those areas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He helped turn CarolinaGO into an…