UNC-Chapel Hill named best value in U.S. public higher education

For the 17th time, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is the best value in American public higher education, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The top ranking reflects the University’s commitment to opening access to a high-quality, affordable education to talented students from all backgrounds. The University is… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Folt about Wayne Blair

Dear Carolina Community: It is with great appreciation for his faithful service and excitement for his new opportunity that I share with you that Wayne Blair, University ombuds and director of the University Ombuds Office, has accepted a position as ombuds person for the Asian Development Bank, an international development finance institution dedicated to reducing… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Folt about Matt Fajack

Dear Carolina Community: It is with gratitude for his contributions that I am writing to let you know that Matt Fajack, vice chancellor for Finance and Administration, has accepted a position as the vice president for financial affairs at the University of Alabama. He will leave Carolina in early February to start his new job…. Read more »

‘A special moment’ to honor veterans

ROTC cadets stand at attention during U.N.C.'s Veterans Day ceremony.

Service members have played a crucial role in American society since the very beginning and should be recognized each and every day, a retired Army Reserve major general told the Carolina community gathered on campus Friday to celebrate Veterans Day. “Since the first shots at Lexington and Concord were fired and our Revolutionary War began,… Read more »

Carolina research exceeds $1 billion annually for first time

UNC-Chapel Hill has surpassed, for the first time, $1 billion in annual research expenditures, according to the nation’s annual Higher Education Research and Development survey. This news continues Carolina’s decade-long rise as one of the world’s top universities for sponsored research. The latest survey covers fiscal year 2016 and was released on Nov. 30. Carolina ranked… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill trustees honor four with prestigious Davie Awards

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees presented its highest honor, the William Richardson Davie Award, to four alumni in recognition of their “dedication, commitment, loyalty and service.” During a dinner on Nov. 14, at the Carolina Inn, Chancellor Carol L. Folt and the trustees honored Alston Gardner of Chapel Hill,… Read more »

Gopal to be Winter Commencement speaker

Dr. Satish Gopal.

Dr. Satish Gopal, an innovative cancer researcher on the forefront of cancer treatment in Malawi, will be the featured speaker at the Winter Commencement ceremony. Gopal is the only board-certified medical oncologist practicing in Malawi, a southern African country of about 18 million people. As the cancer program director for UNC Project-Malawi, Gopal is working… Read more »

Carolina launches bike share program

A man rides one of the new bikes.

Tar Heel Bikes, a new bike share program to provide affordable, environmentally friendly transportation across campus, launched Oct. 25 at Carolina. The event was held at one of 18 initial bike racks on campus near the Pit, just in front of Davis Library. One hundred bikes, supplied by Gotcha Bike and sponsored for the inaugural… Read more »

A vision to guide Carolina’s growth

In its entire 223-year history, Carolina has never had one overarching vision to guide its growth. But that changed last spring when Chancellor Carol L. Folt introduced a new vision — The Blueprint for Next — with University community members. The Blueprint for Next is a strategic framework that spans across all University schools and… Read more »