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  • Elinor Dixon Hawkins sits in a chair.

    225 years of Tar Heels: Elinor Dixon Hawkins

    Affectionately known as the “Story Lady,” Elinor Dixon Hawkins has championed libraries and shared stories with people across North Carolina for years.

  • Students walk near South Building.

    Carolina earns diversity award for fourth consecutive year

    INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected Carolina for the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Peaches Golding rides in a car.

    225 years of Tar Heels: Peaches Golding

    As lord-lieutenant of Bristol, Carolina graduate Peaches Golding became England’s first black High Sheriff. In her role, Golding is Queen Elizabeth II’s representative in the English city and county.

  • Mary Pope Osborne

    225 years of Tar Heels: Mary Pope Osborne

    For years, Mary Pope Osborne has been taking readers on adventures with her No. 1 New York Times Best Selling series The Magic Tree House.

  • Andy Griffith

    225 years of Tar Heels: Andy Griffith

    After graduating from Carolina in 1949, actor Andy Griffith took his talents to the television screen with "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Matlock."

  • Two female U.N.C. students examine an artifact.

    Amateur Archivists

    Maya from the Margins fosters cultural understanding among Maya youth on both sides of the border — Morganton, North Carolina and Yucatán, Mexico.