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 »

“Together, we can make history”

As America’s first public university, “Carolina became the gold standard” of the transformative power of higher education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt said this afternoon (Oct. 12). And, she added, “The future is up to us.” See full the story at »

Faculty research tackles vital issues, touches lives across world

Carolina’s research touches lives across the world. To showcase some of the people and programs making an impact on significant issues, both in North Carolina and around the globe, the University held three faculty-led academic panels Oct. 11 – the day before Carolina celebrates its 220th birthday and installs Carol L. Folt as its 11th… Read more »

Leloudis: For more than two centuries, ‘public’ has been Carolina’s guide star

At a lecture in anticipation of University Day, James Leloudis asked the assembled group to repeat after him: “Carolina is America’s first public university.” In unison, it was clear. The emphasis was strongest on the word “public.” That has been the focus of a Carolina education from the start, said Leloudis, professor of history and… Read more »

You’re Invited to the Installation of Chancellor Carol Folt

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I invite you to show your support for Chancellor Carol Folt on University Day, October 12. University Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate Carolina’s rich history and look to the future. This year the day will be even more exciting for… Read more »

You’re invited: Folt installation Oct. 12

Chancellor Carol Folt has been listening to students, faculty, staff, alumni and others who are passionate about Carolina and its future success. She has described her first 100 days on the job as “the most wonderful wild ride you can possibly imagine.” The ride continues this week as Carolina prepares for Folt’s installation on Saturday,… Read more »

Chancellor’s Medallion adds luster, history to installation

Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt will leave Saturday’s installation ceremony wearing plenty of history – and a bit more shine. The Chancellor’s Medallion, which will be placed around her neck during the University Day Ceremony on Saturday (Oct. 12), has been updated with a silver chain of office that includes thin rectangles engraved with the names… Read more »