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  • Rachel McCarthy standing outside in her air force uniform.

    #GDTBATH: Rachel McCarthy

    As a Tar Heel, senior Rachel McCarthy served as Carolina's Air Force ROTC detachment as wing commander, but her path to becoming the highest-ranking cadet in ‘Blue Heaven’ wasn’t a traditional one.

  • Nursing student holding a clip board beside a car.

    Mobile nursing clinics serve North Carolina communities

    In counties near UNC-Chapel Hill, students learn public health nursing and help people move toward health equity.

  • A large lake surrounded by mountains.

    Nepal round three

    An interdisciplinary team made its third trip to Nepal to study the effects of climate change on the pristine Gokyo Lakes. The researchers faced daunting challenges, logged some major successes and learned new lessons about adaptability, flexibility and resilience when conducting fieldwork in challenging environments.

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