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 »

A ‘holistic approach’

For years, sustainability has played a leading role at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Whether it’s been teaching the next generation of environmental scientists or implementing new initiatives, sustainability has been weaved into Carolina’s fabric. “Sustainability is a huge part of who we are,” said Brad Ives, associate vice chancellor for campus… Read more »

Message from University leaders: Update on House Bill 2

Dear Campus Community: Over the past several weeks, since House Bill 2 (HB2) became the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, the response to this new law on our campus has grown more intense and more quickly than any issue we’ve faced in recent memory. Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of what makes… Read more »