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 »

Leadership Transition in Human Resources

Dear Carolina Community: As you know, Brenda Malone, vice chancellor for human resources and interim director of the Equal Opportunity/ADA Office, is leaving UNC-Chapel Hill at the end of the year. Following her departure, it is essential that the Office of Human Resources and the EO/ADA Office – two critically important offices that serve our… Read more »

2013 Campus Sustainability Report Release

The 2013 Campus Sustainability Report will be presented to Chancellor Folt and the UNC community at 12 p.m. on November 15th, at the Campus Sustainability and America Recycles Day celebration. This comprehensive assessment of sustainable policies, practices, curricula, and behaviors highlights Carolina’s adoption of sustainability as a core value and strategic planning tool. Key findings… Read more »

Appointment of a Vice Chancellor for Communications and Public Affairs

Dear Carolina Community: I am delighted to announce that Joel Curran, a top executive in one of the world’s largest public relations agencies, will be our first vice chancellor for communications and public affairs. I selected him after a national search and the recommendations of a campus search committee led by Trustee Steve Lerner and… Read more »

Response to Cobb Residence Hall Fire

Dear Carolina Community: As I’m sure you are aware, late yesterday afternoon there was a fire in the attic of one section of Cobb Residence Hall. The Chapel Hill Fire Department responded immediately to the alarm and our Department of Public Safety blocked off the area surrounding the residence hall. Thanks to the efforts of… Read more »

You can do it!

As she has many times since coming to Carolina in July, Chancellor Carol Folt spent a recent morning walking the halls of an academic building and shaking hands. Instead of internship opportunity flyers lining the hallways, though, there were blue lockers. Reidsville High School, about 45 minutes north of Greensboro, might not seem like a… Read more »

Folt, students celebrate at Folt Fest

A day after her installation as chancellor, Carol Folt relaxed and celebrated with students at an event held in her honor. Folt attended Folt Fest, a student-only celebration, in the Student Union on Sunday. Folt is proving to be wildly popular with students, who turned out in throngs to attend the event that featured bands,… Read more »