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 »

Carolina creates UNC Institute for Convergent Science

With the Institute for Convergent Science, Carolina will lead the world in bringing scientific expertise together to improve people’s lives, Chancellor Carol L. Folt said. “The UNC Institute for Convergent Science will be at the heart of that vision, giving proven convergent thinkers both here and around the globe the tools and space they need… Read more »

Attracting, retaining and rewarding top faculty

Shawn Hingtgen and his research team at Carolina developed a pioneering cancer treatment method that turns skin cells to cancer-fighting stem cells able to hunt down and eradicate tumor remnants. But Hingtgen wouldn’t be here if Carolina hadn’t first hunted him down at Harvard Medical School and convinced him to trade the Ivy League for… Read more »

Carolina launches $4.25 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign

Chancellor speaks to crowd at Campaign for Carolina event.

Carolina has launched “For All Kind: the Campaign for Carolina,” an ambitious fundraising drive that seeks to raise $4.25 billion over the next five years. Chancellor Carol L. Folt, along with Board of Trustees Chair Haywood Cochrane and Vice Chancellor for Development David Routh, announced the launch on Polk Place on Oct. 6, in a tent… Read more »

Carolina cuts ribbon for veterans resource center

Two cadets walk in front of the new Veteranls Resource Center.

Four years ago, in a small room tucked away in the Student Union, Trustee Haywood Cochrane and then Carolina student Jacob Hinton sketched out a vision of a resource center for the University’s veterans. They scribbled their plan on the back of a napkin. On Sept. 28, their vision became a reality as the University… Read more »