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Search. Grapple. Grasp. Question. For the dynamic mind, knowledge is a tool, and how you use it can move mountains.

  • A hand holding a ceremic heart.

    How to practice gratitude? Notice. Think. Feel. Do.

    Carolina psychologist Andrea Hussong writes about empathy and offers practical ways to practice gratitude in our lives.

  • Becca Segal and Niki Vilas Boas

    Two Tar Heels launch swimming accessories line to empower female swimmers

    Niki Vilas Boas and Becca Segal founded Wotter, a company that produces competitive swimming accessories designed exclusively for women, to empower female swimmers and encourage them to stay in the sport.

  • Lindsey Jefferies in the cockpit of a Black Hawk helicopter.

    Mission always, people first

    Carolina alumna Capt. Lindsey Jefferies is the first female African American Black Hawk pilot for the North Carolina Army National Guard. Outside of the cockpit, she is a licensed clinical mental health counselor associate.

  • #GDTBATH: Dedra Ming

    #GDTBATH: Dedra Ming

    Whether it was as an aviation structural mechanic in the Navy or building her own house or transitioning to life as a college student, Carolina sophomore Dedra Ming has never shied away from a new challenge.

  • GDTBATH: Collin O'Donnell

    #GDTBATH: Collin O’Donnell

    Collin O’Donnell enlisted in the United States Army right after high school and was leading soldiers in Afghanistan by the time he was 21 years old. Now as a Carolina senior, the Tar Heel is serving as a leader for student-veterans.

  • GDTBATH: Tim Morgan

    #GDTBATH: Tim Morgan

    After a career as an Army Ranger, senior Tim Morgan turned to Carolina to prepare him for his next career in law.

  • #GDTBATH: Ekiuwa Imariagbe

    #GDTBATH: Ekiuwa Imariagbe

    First-generation college student Ekiuwa Imariagbe shares her experiences of navigating higher education and gaining ownership of her future.

  • #GDTBATH: Edward Yang

    #GDTBATH: Edward Yang

    Doctoral student Edward Yang writes a letter to his younger self on the challenges and celebrations that await as a first-generation college student.