‘Step up to the future’

It is again time, Governor Pat McCrory said, for North Carolina voters to “step up to the future” by approving the $2 billion Connect NC bond on March 15. During the past century, North Carolina voters have said yes to the future again and again – including a $40 million highway bill called for by… Read more »

‘Innovation Generation’ receives degrees

On an unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon, December Commencement speaker Kelly Hogan began her talk unlike most people at a podium. Instead of requesting her audience to put away their smartphones, she asked the Class of 2015 and the estimated 4,000 members of the crowd to keep their phones out and within reach. “I will be… Read more »

Happy Holidays from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Friends of Carolina, Warm wishes for a festive holiday and a joyful new year! Please enjoy our “Carolina snow globes,” which is a very cool app you download on your smartphone. Click here to download it from the App Store, or click here to get it on Google Play. Happy Holidays! Chancellor Carol L…. Read more »

Embracing Change at the Speed of Innovation

WELCOME Thank you Bruce – seeing you here and hearing your generous, kind comments means the world to me. I also am very grateful to the organizers for inviting me to speak with the community at this special moment in our history. Walking here this morning, I was acutely aware of the incredible honor and… Read more »

‘Welcome to the Carolina century’

The most recent University Day was probably the best-attended one ever, with an estimated 1,100 people in Memorial Auditorium. The day also had other aspects that set it apart. First with birthday party items like balloons, buttons and a giant birthday card; First to have faculty, staff and students process together under their school or… Read more »

Crafting a road map to innovation

The innovative research and work conducted by Carolina faculty and students can sometimes get stuck in a lab and often go unnoticed by the public. But on October 9, Carolina’s innovation was on full display as researchers, filmmakers and inventors showcased their work on Polk Place in the form of large “pods” that exhibited six… Read more »

The potential for saying ‘yes’

For more than two decades, the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service was doing the best it could to provide assistance to the community’s homeless in a building not suited for its needs. Now, after the official opening of SECU Community House, the organization has a place where it can offer the programs its leaders have… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Folt: Task Force on UNC-Chapel Hill History

In May, when the Board of Trustees voted to rename Saunders Hall to Carolina Hall, they also directed that we undertake a comprehensive approach to curating and teaching a full and accurate history of UNC-Chapel Hill. Their objective is to ensure that everyone – students, prospective students, faculty, staff and community – has the opportunity… Read more »