UNC-Chapel Hill celebrates second consecutive record fundraising year

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced $495 million in commitments in fiscal year 2016 (concluding June 30, 2016), marking the school’s best fundraising year in history and eclipsing fiscal year 2015’s previous record by nearly $50 million. “Today’s results – the highest level of fundraising support in the University’s 222-year history… Read more »

THINKposium 2016 explores the ‘lived experience’

After a summer of heightened racial unrest nationally, and on the verge of the return of 22,000 undergraduates to UNC-Chapel Hill, about 400 faculty and staff members gathered at the Friday Center on Aug. 17 to discuss the timely topic of diversity. THINKposium 2016 was a day to examine why the world feels so polarized,… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Folt and AD Cunningham on NCAA Investigation

Dear Carolina Community: We are writing to inform you that the University has responded to the NCAA’s amended notice of allegations resulting from our joint investigation of past academic irregularities. You may read an executive summary of our response, along with the full reply, on our Carolina Commitment website, http://carolinacommittment.unc.edu. Our response to the NCAA… Read more »

Personnel announcements, current events highlight trustees’ meeting

At the July 21 meeting of the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced the appointment of faculty member Kim Strom-Gottfried as the director of ethics education and policy management. Strom-Gottfried is the Smith P. Theimann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Professional Practice in the School of Social Work. Effective Aug. 1, she… Read more »

Message from University leadership: Offering support

Dear Campus Community, The tragic events of this week—the deaths of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana and five police officers in Dallas — have left us hurting. We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the families and to their communities. In the face of these heartbreaking acts, our grief, anger and frustration can seem… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Folt on Zika virus awareness event

Dear Campus Community, I am writing today about an important health-related topic, the Zika virus, that is causing concern for many people here and for those traveling around the world. To help our campus community better understand the Zika virus, we are holding an awareness event on Thursday, June 30, and you are invited to… Read more »

‘Soak in this moment’

As more than 6,000 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students prepare to enter the next phase of their lives, they were urged to focus on others as much as their budding careers. Caring, Anne-Marie Slaughter said, is as important as career. “Strive and struggle and work really hard, but invest in others as… Read more »

‘Another beginning’ at Hooding Ceremony

In addition to being a leading ocean researcher, Samantha Joye is also an introvert, a person naturally averse to the spotlight. But when her findings about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico proved controversial, she knew she had to speak up. “Being in the middle of a controversy during a… Read more »

Campus organizations honor graduates before Commencement

Graduation festivities have begun at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With the University’s main Commencement at Kenan Stadium right around the corner (Sunday, May 8) Chancellor Carol L. Folt is celebrating with the soon-to-be graduates this week at smaller graduations hosted by campus groups. Celebrations began May 1 with the LGBTQ Center’s… Read more »

A special flourish for Carolina Firsts

he transition from Morehead City, North Carolina to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill wasn’t always easy for Cyndel Brunell. Not only was she adapting to a new town, but as the first in her family to attend college, she was also learning the ins and outs of what it means to be… Read more »