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“Together, we can make history”

As America’s first public university, “Carolina became the gold standard” of the transformative power of higher education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt said this afternoon (Oct. 12). And, she added, “The future is up to us.” Folt addressed the crowd of 2,500 assembled in Polk Place after she took the…

You’re invited: Folt installation Oct. 12

Chancellor Carol Folt has been listening to students, faculty, staff, alumni and others who are passionate about Carolina and its future success. She has described her first 100 days on the job as “the most wonderful wild ride you can possibly imagine.” The ride continues this week as Carolina prepares for Folt’s installation on Saturday,…

More than Mosaics

Sunlight creeps above the horizon east of Galilee when undergrad Bryan Bozung scrapes his hoe across a hard surface. He brushes dirt away, revealing something smooth and black. He stands up and hollers for lead archaeologist Jodi Magness. She comes running, looks into the open pit, and crawls in. With paint brushes, they carefully sweep the…

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,…