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For Carolina nurse, big ideas bring big results

From the time she was small, Debra J. Barksdale thought big. At the age of 9, she was inspired by the television show Julia, starring Diahann Carroll as a black American nurse. “Everything I did from that point on was so that I could be a nurse,” she says.

Carolina answers call to do good, better

Heather Munroe-Blum believes innovation at Carolina is as old as the University itself. Innovation began when Carolina did, 217 years ago, with the rise of a public university predicated on the then radical notion that the public had an innate intelligence that, if unlocked, would greatly benefit the state, she said.