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Striking archaeological paydirt at UNC president’s house

Carolina faculty and students often head to far-flung locations to do archaeological field work, but this week, they are unearthing a big piece of the past in their own backyard. Monday, a construction crew was preparing to re-surface the driveway of UNC System President Tom Ross’ house on Franklin Street. The driveway curves between his…

‘What’s wrong with my computer?’

When students first arrive on Carolina’s campus, the Information Technology Response Center (ITRC) braces for what’s to come. Sometimes it’s simple, helping a customer set up their computer. Other times, it’s trying to pinpoint the reason a computer is running slowly, restoring a hard drive, or navigating the control panel of a computer in a…

Time flies during move-in

Carolina begins the fall semester with a Week of Welcome. But here’s a view that lasts minutes, not days. This time-lapse video covers the start of the semester with 28 different scenes, from balconies at the top of Hinton James dorm to the bricks around the Old Well. Six staffers from UNC-Chapel Hill’s communications offices…

Convocation punctuates Week of Welcome

Carolina opened the fall 2014 semester with the New Student Convocation on Sunday evening with true Tar Heel pride – and some cutting-edge technology. Chancellor Carol L. Folt led the new-student mix of tradition and contemporary fun with a twist: she wore Google Glass loaned to her by Honors Carolina junior Pranati Panuganti, who uses her…

Andrew Brennen: Making student voices heard

NEW CLASS, NEW FACES: They’ve built schools around the world, published books, conducted research and apprenticed in family businesses. This year’s incoming first-year class of 3,988 enrollees at UNC, coming from as far away as Singapore and as close to home as Chapel Hill, features award-winning scientists, artists, champion athletes – and the recipient of…

Tanner Brittain: Building something new

NEW CLASS, NEW FACES: They’ve built schools around the world, published books, conducted research and apprenticed in family businesses. This year’s incoming first-year class of 3,988 enrollees at UNC, coming from as far away as Singapore and as close to home as Chapel Hill, features award-winning scientists, artists, champion athletes – and the recipient of…

Rimel Mwamba: ‘I want to give back’

NEW CLASS, NEW FACES: They’ve built schools around the world, published books, conducted research and apprenticed in family businesses. This year’s incoming first-year class of 3,988 enrollees at UNC, coming from as far away as Singapore and as close to home as Chapel Hill, features award-winning scientists, artists, champion athletes – and the recipient of…

Carlos Cordero: ‘A degree that matters’

NEW CLASS, NEW FACES: They’ve built schools around the world, published books, conducted research and apprenticed in family businesses. This year’s incoming first-year class of 3,988 enrollees at UNC, coming from as far away as Singapore and as close to home as Chapel Hill, features award-winning scientists, artists, champion athletes – and the recipient of…