Campus Updates

University receives high marks from employees in latest survey

Three-fourths of Carolina’s faculty and staff believe the University has both a compelling vision and the talent needed for future success. And 79 percent would recommend Carolina as a place to work. These findings from the University’s recent organizational effectiveness survey, conducted in January, surpass the results of the previous employee survey conducted three years…

Road work set for summer

Several road construction projects are in progress south of campus and will continue throughout the summer. South Columbia Street will become one-way northbound from Fordham Boulevard to Manning Drive. Southbound traffic will be detoured to Manning then Fordham Boulevard. East Cameron Avenue will be closed between Columbia Street and Memorial Auditorium for the installation of…

Six decades later, ‘Grandma Jo’ set to graduate

Helen Joan (Miller) Hunter was eight months pregnant – and three credits short of her degree – when she watched her husband graduate from Carolina in 1947. Sixty-six years later, more than a dozen family members will be on hand Sunday at Kenan Stadium to watch the 87-year-old great-grandmother earn her Bachelor of Arts diploma.…

Four awarded Beech Scholarships

Four UNC-Chapel Hill students have been awarded the prestigious Harvey Beech Scholarship. Harvey Elliot Beech was one of the first four African-American students admitted to UNC, and was the first to graduate by receiving his degree in 1952. His eponymous scholarship has been awarded to students exemplifying community leadership, academic excellence and expressed financial need…

Morehead-Cain Scholars named

The Morehead-Cain Foundation — home of the oldest, most prestigious merit scholarship program in the United States — will welcome 48 new scholars to UNC-Chapel Hill this fall. The class of 2017 will include: 23 scholars from North Carolina high schools; 17 American scholars outside of North Carolina; One scholar from Kenya; One scholar from…

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…