Spotlight

Little miracles

Many a boy has sat on Santa’s lap to ask for a puppy for Christmas. This Christmas, 3-year-old Grayson Clamp won’t have to. His new dog – a Golden Retriever named Tully – arrived at the Clamps’ home several weeks before Christmas, fully grown and trained. Grayson’s parents, Len and Nicole, got what they asked…

Carolina #1 academic value

UNC-Chapel Hill ranks as the number one value in American public higher education for the 13th consecutive time, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.

Man of influence

Dan Ariely is a best-selling author, a Wall Street Journal columnist, a sought-after speaker and a behavioral economics professor. He’s also a Carolina alumnus.

Remembering Mandela

The world lost a great leader and inspiration with the death yesterday of Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa and an anti-apartheid hero. His courage and wisdom are being remembered by in different ways by faculty, staff, students and alumni across the Carolina community: A lasting legacy When Joseph Jordan attended the unveiling…

A real mindbender

Juan Song has discovered how baby neurons stay alive, a key to understanding neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Education minor grows in popularity

Carolina’s minor in education has reached its enrollment goal nearly three years ahead of schedule, something School of Education Dean Bill McDiarmid attributes to “Carolina’s deep reservoir of students interested in educational issues.” The minor launched two years ago in a partnership of the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences. Though…

Grinchus comes to Carolina

If Dr. Seuss had ever hosted a public reading on the streets of ancient Rome, it might have sounded a bit like this: “Praedis omnibus sic raptis, ligna in foco posita ad postremum abstulit.” The assembled Romans might not have fully appreciated hearing “the last thing he took was the log from the fire,” but…