Campus Updates

Finding your place, finding your purpose

The Carolina students who received degrees during Commencement weekend had an opportunity to find a sense of community during their years in Chapel Hill, Dr. Atul Gawande, a celebrated surgeon and best-selling author, said Sunday. Their goal now, he told the Class of 2014: create new ones. “One thing I came to realize after college…

Robertson Scholars Leadership Program announces Class of 2018

Thirty high school graduates have accepted invitations to become Robertson Scholars, receiving undergraduate merit scholarships to attend either the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or Duke University. This year’s class hails from 17 states and six different countries, representing a plethora of backgrounds and global views. The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program invests in…

Ackland Art Museum exhibition receives 2013 Award of Excellence

An exhibition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Ackland Art Museum has been honored with a 2013 Award of Excellence by the Association of Art Museum Curators. “More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s” was awarded an honorable mention in the “Exhibitions by Museums with an Operating Budget under $4…

Storify: Commencement Weekend

An estimated 33,000 graduates, family members and friends filled Kenan Stadium for Sunday’s spring Commencement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Celebrated surgeon, best-selling author and Commencement speaker Atul Gawande urged the graduates to “put yourself in a place that suits who you are, links you to others, and gives you a…

Watch Commencement live

Carolina will stream its Commencement ceremony on May 11, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. (EST). To watch the live video stream, viewers will need to install the Microsoft Silverlight plugin. Captioning will be provided below the video window. Within a few days after the ceremony, highlights and the full ceremony will be on UNC’s YouTube channel.…

Chancellor Folt signs first Carolina diplomas with Carolina Firsts

In a tradition Chancellor Carol L. Folt brought to Carolina from Dartmouth College, she hand-signed diplomas for three first-generation graduates Friday. Sunday will mark the first spring Commencement presided over by Folt, Carolina’s first woman chancellor, and Friday’s signing ceremony marked another way for her to get to know this year’s graduates. “I was thinking…

Folt celebrates with graduates at ceremonies before Commencement

UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt will preside over her first spring Commencement this weekend, and in anticipation she already has attended several graduation celebrations leading up to the big event on Sunday. The pre-Commencement celebrations have given Folt, UNC’s first female Chancellor, more opportunities to meet outstanding graduates and learn more about their Carolina experiences.…