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Wainstein’s report into irregular classes released

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Wednesday announced the results of an independent investigation conducted by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein into past academic irregularities at Carolina and took immediate action to address the findings. Wednesday’s actions build on the reforms already undertaken in the years since first learning about the issues.…

First class

Hope Alfaro very nearly left college. After growing up in Valdese, N.C., earning her way to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and working all the way to her junior year, she hit a roadblock that felt immovable. “You think you’re a good student in high school — you are a good student…

Roth elected to Institute of Medicine

UNC School of Medicine researcher Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, a prestigious national organization of the top professionals in various fields inside and outside of medicine dedicated to independent analysis and science-based recommendations on important health issues. Roth, the Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor of Protein Therapeutics and…

DeSimone elected to all three branches of the National Academies

Dr. Joseph DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine a U. S. scientist can receive. DeSimone’s election to Institute of Medicine represents the third time he has…

Folt op-ed: Student success from acceptance to graduation

The Huffington Post on Oct. 17 published the following op-ed from UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt. The focus: Carolina’s commitment to financial support and innovative teaching techniques that will help students succeed. With more than $1 trillion in national student debt and tuition rising at many schools, it’s not surprising that economic diversity at most top…

Developing the doctor and the person

Four years ago, as Jenny Shen assembled her medical school application, she worried she would have to abandon her interests in literature and creative writing; her dedication to the humanities, she thought, couldn’t possibly coexist alongside medical education’s rigors. “When you come to medicine from a humanities background, it’s difficult to see how the two…

Living, learning, interning

The Burch Field Research Seminar on Domestic and International Affairs offers undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill a unique learning, living and internship opportunity in Washington, D.C. The semester-long seminar is a collaboration between Honors Carolina and Public Policy in the College of Arts and Sciences, and it offers students first-hand…

Macy: Ending domestic violence with community-based research

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 people per minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States. One in four women will experience this kind of violence, which can cause significant difficulty with physical and emotional health long after the threat of violence is gone. From…

‘Built from a dream’

Chancellor Carol L. Folt said no other university in America has had a longer, closer or more enduring bond with its home state and its governors than Carolina has had.

That relationship was evident when two of North Carolina’s governors joined Folt on the stage of Memorial Hall on Oct. 12 to help celebrate Carolina’s 221st birthday.