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 »

Recognizing our bridge builders

To help tell the story of UNC-Chapel Hill’s past, Carolina is shining a spotlight on investments in the future. At last year’s University Day, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced that dozens of existing need-based scholarships would be named in honor of Noteworthy Firsts — people who broke down barriers at Carolina and opened doors for… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on NCAA decision

Dear Carolina Community, Today, we received the decision from the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions in our case resulting from academic irregularities that ended more than six years ago. The hearing panel found no NCAA bylaw violations by the University; you may read its decision here. We believe this is the correct—and fair—outcome. I am grateful… Read more »

‘A life of purpose’

For more than two centuries, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has prepared the state’s lawyers, business leaders, journalists, teachers, politicians and doctors. But the University experience, Gov. Roy Cooper said, does more than just prepare students for the workforce. “This University is second to none in preparing students to make a career… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Folt on university-wide campaign

Dear Campus Community, Fall is always an exciting time on campus. We just launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign in Carolina’s history, and tomorrow we will welcome Gov. Roy Cooper to deliver the keynote address at our celebration marking our University’s 224th birthday.  In this video, I provide an overview of our bold $4.25 billion, university-wide… Read more »

A phenomenal year is now even better at the Ackland

For the Ackland Art Museum, 2017 has already been a phenomenal year. In January, Carolina graduate Sheldon Peck and his wife, Leena, made a $25 million commitment to the Ackland Art Museum. That gift included an $8 million endowment and a $17 million art gift that included seven works by Rembrandt. The year got even… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill announces Red, White and Carolina Blue Challenge

Steve and Debbie Vetter join University leaders and students on the field at Kenan Stadium to announce the Red, White and Carolina Blue Challenge.

Both the children of career Marines, Steve and Debbie Vetter know the struggles facing Carolina’s military dependents. “We grew up as military brats and then came to the University,” Debbie said. “Our parents helped when they could, but we had to struggle to make it through financially — working full time and going to school.”… Read more »