Spotlight

Unforgettable journey, remarkable opportunity

Cydney Bullock, a second-year medical student at the UNC School of Medicine, dreamed about becoming a physician when she was young. She didn’t want to be a superhero or a firefighter; she wanted to make people feel better.

Big hair, big talent

It is 1962, Baltimore. The music is big and the hair is bigger.

And on the Paul Green Theatre stage, the talent is big, too.

People over profits

Why do people work? Scottish moral philosopher Adam Smith asserted in his 1776 book “The Wealth of Nations” that people work to get what they want: “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.” He described…

Climbing Kilimanjaro for UNC relief work

Late last month, 15 people boarded a plane and embarked on a 12-day journey to climb Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the largest volcanoes in the world. They trained for months and set a $250,000 fundraising goal for the African Long Climb, with a large portion of the funds earmarked for the UNC Institute for…

Clark continues Covenant promise

After 47 years at Carolina, longtime professor Fred Clark is stepping down from teaching. But, he’s not stepping away from the students – it’s something he can’t even imagine. While Clark, professor of Portuguese, is ready to leave the classroom, he’ll remain a fixture on campus, devoted as ever to the Carolina Covenant Scholars Program,…

A salute to MBAs in uniform

Color today’s MBA program at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School red, white and Carolina blue. A quarter of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s online MBA students are either active-duty military or veterans, and their number is growing in UNC’s residential (4 percent) and executive (10 percent) MBA programs as well. “MBA@UNC is perfect…

$180 million to aid global health

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Carolina Population Center has received a five-year, $180 million award for its Monitoring and Evaluation to Assess and Use Results (MEASURE) Evaluation project from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The award, which goes into effect today (July 1) and is the second largest ever received…