Campus Updates

UNC defers night parking

Matt Fajack, vice chancellor for finance and administration, sent the following communication to campus on Aug. 14 with an update on night parking:

Folt takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Chancellor Carol L. Folt took the ALS Ice Bucket challenge on Wednesday with some help from a group of Carolina students and resident advisors. “Do it. Go Heels!” Folt said just before the students dumped a bucket of ice water over her head in front of the Old Well. The Ice Bucket Challenge is meant…

University to test sirens Aug. 20

The University will test the emergency sirens and text messages on Aug. 20 between noon and 1 p.m. The University tests the sirens each semester to make sure the equipment works.

Historic moments: interns document local history

Believe it or not, the town of Chapel Hill actually does stretch beyond Franklin and Rosemary streets and existed long before Michael Jordan came to school here. Just ask this summer’s interns at Preservation Chapel Hill. These two rising seniors and a 2013 graduate have spent the summer researching and documenting the rich history of…

Board of Governors discusses campus security issues across UNC system

Safety on campuses throughout the UNC system has long been a top priority for General Administration as well as leaders at the 17 constituent institutions. Following a yearlong review of current safety practices at system campuses, the UNC Board of Governors on July 31, 2014, received the 2014 UNC Campus Security Initiative report, outlining 36…

University to conduct emergency drill on Monday, August 11

As part of ongoing efforts to enhance campus safety, the University will conduct an emergency drill on Manning Drive on Monday (Aug. 11) between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Our Department of Public Safety is coordinating the exercise, which will include local law enforcement and response agencies. The drill will focus on how the University…

Message from Chancellor Folt and Mayor Kleinschmidt

Dear Chapel Hill Community, In our grief over the tragic death of Dr. Feng Liu, whose life was taken last week during a robbery, we join together as a town and campus community to give each other support. Last night, many of you had the opportunity to attend a vigil to remember Dr. Liu sponsored…

Interactive Workforce Model to bring new data, insight to physician shortage debate

As the nation grapples with concerns about growing physician shortages across the country, The Physicians Foundation and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC-Chapel Hill today launched a new innovative tool to help policymakers, physicians and health systems better plan where to practice and what type of practitioners will be needed to meet the growing use of healthcare.