Campus Updates

Case, Ariely to speak during Commencement weekend

Author Dan Ariely and America Online co-founder Steve Case will speak during UNC’s Commencement weekend on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12. The main University Commencement will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, in Kenan Stadium.  The Doctoral Hooding Ceremony will be at the Dean E. Smith Center on Saturday, May 11,…

Task force reviews process for student complaints of harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination

The University has created a 21-member task force to review and enhance its policies and procedures for handling student-on-student complaints of harassment, sexual misconduct or discrimination. Ann Penn, the University’s Equal Opportunity/ADA Officer, appointed the task force to review the current policy, which was revised in 2011-2012 in response to new guidelines issued by the…

Public invited to Launch open house on Wednesday

The public is invited this week to tour Launch Chapel Hill and meet the people behind downtown’s first startup accelerator to support the launch of entrepreneurial companies. An open house will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at 321 W. Rosemary St. A ribbon cutting is set for 4:30 p.m. with…

Moving out? Don’t ditch it. Donate it!

If you’re moving out of a residence hall or apartment, you may discover that you’ve collected a lot of stuff. By donating unwanted items at move-out, you become part of a campus and community collaboration to support local nonprofits, reduce your carbon footprint, strengthen the reuse economy and preserve resources. Last year, UNC students kept…

Community meeting launches panel’s work

At the first meeting of a panel to discuss the role of athletics on a university campus, speakers and Carolina community members agreed on one thing: College sports aren’t going away. But there was no consensus among invited speakers about how to fix what some say is at odds with the academic mission of Carolina…

Bloom elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Kerry Bloom, Thad L. Beyle Distinguished Professor of biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research. Bloom, a biologist who studies the organization and…

Vote now for UNC in Webby Awards

Two UNC projects focusing on water issues related to UNC’s “Water In Our World” initiative are finalists in the 17th Annual Webby Awards – the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Cast your vote to help the UNC journalism school’s “100 Gallons” digital storytelling project win the Webby in the green website category.…

Diversity Awards recognize efforts by nine

Nine people or groups received 2013 University Diversity Awards recognizing their significant contributions to the enhancement, support and furtherance of diversity at UNC and in the community. The awards, sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, were presented during an April 16 reception at Wilson Library. “These advocates for diversity and inclusion are…

UNC hires new Title IX position

The University has created a new full-time Title IX Coordinator position and hired Christi Hurt, director of the Carolina Women’s Center, to serve in the post on an interim basis, Chancellor Holden Thorp said this week. The University will start a national search for a candidate to fill the role permanently, Thorp said in an…

Video: Folt greets campus community

Watch Chancellor-Elect Carol Folt talk with the UNC campus community during a welcome reception in her honor on Friday, April 12. The FedEx Global Education Center was packed with students, staff and faculty who were eager to hear Folt and spend some time with her.  Folt, interim president of Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth Professor…