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CommuniGift heads to ACC innovation challenge

It was just a conversation between friends in a dorm room three years ago. How could utilizing online-giving platforms provide a better Christmas for needy kids? “Our big hypothesis is that giving feels better than receiving,” Carolina senior Thomas Doochin said. “All the science shows this.” That idea led four Carolina students to start CommuniGift,…

Watching and winning – with Carolina family

A lifelong Tar Heel fan, Carolina grad Joe Petrizzi has been waiting to celebrate a Final Four appearance ever since arriving in Chapel Hill five years ago as a student. But as a superstitious man, once the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team clinched a spot in the national championship semifinals, he began finding…

The real reason behind Dance Marathon

When Carolina students twisted and shouted the night away at the annual Dance Marathon recently, they did it for a reason far greater than showing off their moves. Dozens of sick children at UNC Children’s Hospital and their families will have a better quality of life thanks to their efforts. In its 18th year, the…

Twin reasons to cheer

The Final Four wasn’t the only be/irth being celebrated in Chapel Hill this week. Down the road from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Tar Heels welcomed two new wooly members to the Carolina family – Ollie and Marvin, the newest sons of mascot Rameses XXII. The twin Horned Dorset lambs were…

A campus kaleidoscope

It took only a matter of seconds for thousands of students wearing white T-shirts to transform Hooker Fields from a pristine sight to colorful chaos. With multi-hued dust filling the flood-lit field — and instantly painting everything it touched — students turned the evening of March 30 into a kaleidoscope during the annual Holi Moli…

‘We love this team’

No matter the weather or the time of night, Linda Woodard is normally the first face the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team sees when it returns home from an away game. And as the team departed for Saturday’s NCAA Final Four, Woodard – a stand-out in the crowd with her gold-rimmed glasses and…

Pharmacy school celebrates top ranking

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy has been on a good news streak recently. In December 2014, former pharmaceutical executive and alumnus Fred Eshelman donated $100 million, the largest gift by an individual in Carolina’s history. In 2015, the school and pharmaceutical giant GSK created a $20 million public-private partnership to focus exclusively on finding…

“Well Said” with Bubba Cunningham

From March Madness to Cuban relations, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community is playing a role in some of the most important topics and issues making headlines around the world. Join us every Wednesday for the University’s new “Well Said” podcast as we talk with Carolina’s newsmakers and experts. Each week, students,…

The Scientist and the Fisherman

Crouched down in six inches of mud at dead low tide, a fisherman and a scientist start their work day. With the sun still rising over the Atlantic Beach Bridge, the marsh is serene and silent—except for the occasional crack of an oyster shell. “Niels! Look at this one! What a beauty!” With the excitement…

‘Priceless’: Tar Heels earn trip to NCAA Final Four

Roy Williams had done plenty of scouting for Sunday. Of course he had. He couldn’t leave something this important to chance. We’re talking, of course, about Easter eggs. Sunday morning was the morning of the East Regional championship game between Carolina and Notre Dame, but it was also Easter morning. The Carolina head coach had…