A Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Carolina Community: Over the past few days, I have received many questions from members of our community in response to an ESPN story on claims ­ some new, some not ­ regarding academics and athletics at Carolina. It is clear that our community cares deeply about these issues, and I want to assure you… Read more »

A Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Carolina Community: I am pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has approved Matthew Fajack’s appointment as the University’s new chief financial officer and vice chancellor for finance and administration, effective June 9. Matt has served as the University of Florida’s vice president and chief financial officer since 2008. He has been primarily… Read more »

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Dear Carolina Community, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time set aside across the nation to educate our communities about the impact of sexual and gender-based harassment and violence and to promote prevention. Since arriving in July, I have been impressed by the transformative nature of Carolina’s focus and the depth of engagement on… Read more »

A Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: I am grateful that today’s incident involving a potentially dangerous person near the Pit ended without injury and with a rapid return to a safe, secure campus. Throughout the Alert Carolina siren activation, our Department of Public Safety team responded quickly and effectively. Their professionalism and emphasis on community safety… Read more »

A Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Friends: This afternoon, UNC President Tom Ross and I are announcing an important step in addressing any questions left unanswered from previous reviews of course irregularities in our former Department of African and Afro-American Studies (now African, African-American and Diaspora Studies). Details will be posted at http://www.unc.edu. We are retaining an outside attorney to… Read more »

Reflections on National African American History Month

Dear Carolina Community: Last night I had the privilege of attending an inspiring program at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History commemorating National African American History Month. Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, award-winning author and civil rights scholar, recounted the struggles and successes of African Americans here in North Carolina, and encouraged… Read more »

UNC must welcome scrutiny as opportunity, Folt says

Chancellor Carol L. Folt says it’s important for the University to make amends by fully acknowledging mistakes that led to athletic and academic scandals, mistakes that could have been avoided – and must be avoided in the future. “As one of a small number of leading national research universities that also has a highly competitive… Read more »

A Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Carolina Community: In the days since my last message to you, I have been made aware of – and read for myself – examples of heated conversations inside and outside of Carolina regarding many of the issues I addressed: the integrity of our support for student-athletes and their success from admission to graduation. I… Read more »

A Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Carolina Community: I am writing today to provide my perspective on a topic that has been reported in the media recently, and more importantly, is of great concern to our community: what we are doing to ensure the integrity of our support for student-athletes and their success from admission to graduation. Carolina’s recent academic… Read more »

Carolina #1 academic value among public campuses for 13th time in a row

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks as the number one value in American public higher education for the 13th consecutive time, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. Since 1998 Kiplinger’s has periodically ranked public universities based on how they combine excellence and affordability; Carolina has been first every time. The new ranking… Read more »