‘Dear future me’

Write a letter to your future self, the Carolina Family Scholarship application asked. So Thomas Elliott wrote, “Dear future me, I hope that you will be on a path that you can agree with, that you can support financially but above all morally. I hope you will not put money before yourself or those you… Read more »

Back to school 2016: A look back

Thousands of Tar Heels —  including nearly 5,000 new students — arrived in Chapel Hill over the last week as the University kicked off the new semester. With the school year underway, take a look back unc.edu’s coverage of some of Carolina’s new students and the back to school festivities. First Welcome: ‘Believe you can… Read more »

Welcome message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Campus Community, Greetings!  We are ready to start an exciting new academic year. Please take a moment to watch this video to start the year rolling. Welcome back Tar Heels. Carol L. Folt Chancellor

‘A force for good’

They’re musicians at the highest level and scientists researching bone marrow transplants and genetics. They’re community activists fighting for LGTBQ issues and veterans with active-duty tours under their belts. The incoming class of first-years and transfer students is not only the largest class in the history of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,… Read more »

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 »