March BOT: Visits, goodbyes and accolades

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees discussed a plethora of items during its March meeting — ranging from UNC System President Margaret Spellings’ recent visit to the passage of the Connect NC Bond to an array of accomplishments by Carolina’s students, faculty and staff. Other highlights from the full board and committee meetings: Vice Chancellor for… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Folt on accolades, updates and activities

Dear Campus Community: I wanted to share some accolades and important updates about activities taking place around our campus. I am always delighted when there is news about recognition for the University. Just last week, many of our graduate programs earned recognition in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 edition of America’s Best Graduate… Read more »

Four stand-out leaders honored with Advancement of Women award

Four women were honored March 4 at the Campus Y with the University Award for the Advancement of Women. The awards, created in 2006, honor individuals who have mentored or supported women on campus, elevated the status of women or improved campus policies for them, promoted women’s recruitment and retention or promoted professional development for… Read more »

Diversity in STEM

Faculty and staff from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took a giant step toward better recruiting and educating a more diverse generation of scientists on Feb. 19 with the first Diversity in STEM Conference. “It’s really important for us that we continue to think about ways that we value diversity, how it… Read more »

Office of the Chancellor seeking 2016-17 Chancellor’s Fellows

The Office of the Chancellor is now accepting applications for the Chancellor’s Fellow positions. Applicants will need to submit a resume and cover letter through the Careers at Carolina website, no later than Feb. 23. See below for information about the position and the desired qualifications and experience. Position Summary: Up to three Chancellor’s Fellows… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Folt: Update on race, equity and inclusion

Dear Campus Community: As I promised in my recent welcome back message, I am writing to share actions we are taking to build upon the crucial conversations about race, equity, and inclusion that our students launched at Carolina last semester. I want to begin by thanking our students for your willingness to get involved and… Read more »

Carolina BOT unanimously passes Connect NC bond resolution

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees on January 28 unanimously passed a resolution endorsing the $2 billion Connect NC bond that will be on the March 15 ballot. If approved, the bond would include $68 million in funding for a new medical education building at the School of Medicine. Board… Read more »

‘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 »