Avett Brothers, UNC help kids learn music

From Dublin to Denver, the Avett Brothers have been a tough ticket in 2013. Chapel Hill wasn’t a planned stop for the group, but a chance to help children learn music struck a chord with Scott Avett and some of his bandmates. “I have a general philosophy, and Seth [Avett] and I share the general…

24/7 Success Coaches keep families together

In North Carolina’s Catawba County, science and “Success Coaches” are helping to keep parents and kids together. Hickory resident Kelley Walker is only half-joking when she says her Success Coach saved her sanity. Walker had held temporary custody of her 1-year-old granddaughter Karsyn since the girl was 2-weeks-old, but permanent custody wasn’t what Walker expected.…

Cultivating college

Through First Look, UNC students introduce upper elementary and middle school students to college in a fun and accessible way.

Hitting the gap, UNC in stride

Amy Dingler came to Carolina from another Fayetteville, the one in Georgia. But instead of heading due north to arrive in Chapel Hill, as one would expect, Dingler’s route took her in a different direction — through India, Hungary and Madagascar, with a detour through Europe. As one of UNC’s first Global Gap Year Fellows,…

Helping and healing

New Year, New Faces: First-year student Allie Polk spent seven weeks conducting research at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.