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  • The Old Well at fall.

    Fall color on display

    Carolina blue will always be the most loved color on campus, but in November, red, orange and yellow soar in popularity.

  • Otis the ram wearing a blue cape.

    Rameses XXII ascends to the throne

    Carolina’s live animal mascot, Rameses XXI, is retiring from public life after nearly a decade in the role. His successor, Otis, is preparing to begin his reign as Rameses XXII.

  • Sherrod Crum and Kenechukwu Uwaje

    Cultivating a community for entrepreneurs

    Kenechukwu Uwajeh and Sherrod Crum founded the Black Entrepreneurs Initiative to promote, develop and connect Black student-entrepreneurs at Carolina.

  • A woodworker measures a piece of wood.

    Giving new life to historic trees

    The Carolina Tree Heritage program is giving second life to downed campus trees by transforming the trunks and branches into furniture, sculptures and other wooden creations, with the proceeds going toward student scholarships.

  • Sign on Old East building.

    Re-examining Old East

    Old East, which has changed along with the University, is the setting for an alternative story about Carolina’s foundation.

  • Food on a table.

    Student groups build community with new cookbook

    The Carolina Latinx Center and two student groups are creating a Latinx Heritage Month Community Cookbook featuring dishes from around the world with submissions from students, faculty and staff.

  • A wooden model of a Star Wars TIE figher hangs from a ceiling.

    BeAM keeps Tar Heels creating

    Despite many students being away from campus this semester, Carolina's Be a Maker network is finding ways to keep students creating.

  • The DiPhi room in New West.

    Carolina’s oldest student group celebrates 225 years

    The topics discussed by Carolina's Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies may have changed over the past two centuries, but students today are still carrying on many of the debate and literary groups' traditions.