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The Carolina community grows a little bigger each August, as thousands of new first-year, transfer and graduates students officially become Tar Heels and new faculty and staff members begin their Carolina careers.
This year, the University welcomed 4,195 first-year students, 852 transfer students and 2,130 graduate students. The new class represents 97 of North Carolina’s 100 counties, and 21% of the students are the first in their family to go to college.
In September, alumnus Walter Hussman and his family generously invested in the future of journalism and the media professions by making the single largest gift to the University’s journalism and media school. With the $25 million gift to Carolina, the school became the Hussman School of Journalism and Media.
“Journalism is so important to America’s democracy, it’s so important to our future, and it’s so important to reestablish the trust with the public,” Walter Hussman said at the time. “I believe the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and its journalism school can be leaders in this endeavor.”
After serving as the interim chancellor since February 2019, the UNC Board of Governors appointed Guskiewicz to the role permanently December. A neuroscientist, academic leader and concussion researcher, Guskiewicz has been a member of Carolina’s faculty for more than two decades.
In his first act as the University’s new chancellor, Guskiewicz announced a $5 million investment to help UNC-Chapel Hill reconcile its past and improve its future.
In March, the Carolina community made the best out of a challenging situation when campus closed all non-essential business in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Faculty members transitioned 97% of courses to remote learning and programs and vital services moved online. Despite the distance, Tar Heels around our state and country were still learning, conducting research and working to improve their communities.
Instead of turning their tassels in Kenan Stadium on May 10, the Class of 2020 went to Carolina in their minds for what would have been graduation day.
A celebration video watch party on UNC-Chapel Hill’s social media channels on May 10 created an opportunity to recognize the achievements of our nearly 7,000 graduates and to show the Class of 2020 that the Tar Heel community is supporting them.
Researchers at Carolina are working quickly to find practical and innovative solutions to the new challenges created by COVID-19. They are working to find new medicines and developing tests that provide fast results to better prepare, protect and treat our state.
Zena Cardman is a member of the first class of astronauts to graduate under the Artemis program, which aims to land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024.
The Rameses that graces Kenan Memorial Stadium today is the latest in a long line of celebrated ovine royalty. But every royal family has its secrets.
The win sealed a second consecutive undefeated season for the Tar Heels.
From making PPE to organizing child care, UNC School of Medicine students are organizing volunteer projects all with one aim – help hospitals safely and effectively combat COVID-19.
The Tar Heels have won indoor national crowns in 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2020.