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New transportation and parking plan takes effect this fall

The University’s new Five-Year Transportation and Parking System Plan, developed with an eye toward equity and efficiency, includes provisions to distribute operating costs among the many people who use the system. It also provides funding through fiscal year 2021-22 to help ensure that the Chapel Hill Transit system remains fare-free while it reduces the parking revenue subsidy for transit services costs. ... Read More

Water, water — and arts — everywhere

The Board of Trustees heard from the Institute for Marine Sciences and Kenan Music Scholars at its last meeting. ... Read More

A dog in the dugout

REMINGTON, a golden retriever who helps players recover from injuries, is the only four-legged member of the Carolina baseball team. ... Read More

Carolina Indian Circle celebrates 30th annual powwow

The Carolina Indian Circle celebrated its 30th annual powwow March 4 with more than 30 dancers from American Indian tribes from throughout North Carolina participating in the ceremony. ... Read More

Campus leaders honored with Advancement of Women award

Four women were honored with the University Award for the Advancement of Women during an event on March 7 at the Campus Y. This year’s honorees are Susan Girdler, a professor of psychiatry and psychology; Beatriz Riefkohl Muñiz, associate director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas; Olivia A. Bass, a graduate student in the Master of Social Work program; and Kaylee Llewellyn, a junior majoring in computer science. ... Read More

Carolina named a Best Workplace for Commuters

Carolina was named a Best Workplace for Commuters for 2017 by the Center for Urban Transportation Research. Carolina was one of 27 colleges and universities nationally and one of five in North Carolina to receive the designation. ... Read More

Let’s talk about freedom of speech

Freedom of expression is at the heart of American democracy, explained Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Mark Merritt on Feb. 23 at the Carolina Conversation on First Amendment protected speech. ... Read More

An exercise in enlightenment

As part of Asia Week 2017, the Carolina Asia Center hosted a special guest whose work offered a window into Tibetan culture. Geshe Palden Sangpo, a monk who practices Tibetan Buddhism, spent nearly four days at the FedEx Global Education Center creating a sand mandala, an ancient Tibetan Buddhist art form. ... Read More

MJ School honors a century of prize-winning journalism

The School of Media and Journalism celebrated the Pulitzer Prize Centennial on Feb. 20 by highlighting six North Carolina newspapers that have won the prestigious prize for meritorious public service. ... Read More

Thomas wants to welcome more people to Women’s Center

The first Women’s History Month during Gloria Thomas’s tenure as the director of the Carolina Women's Center seemed like a good time to check in with her about what she sees as the role of the center and how she intends to shape it going forward. ... Read More