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Message from the Chancellor about Matt Fajack

Matt Fajack, vice chancellor for Finance and Administration, has accepted a position as the vice president for financial affairs at the University of Alabama. He will leave Carolina in early February to start his new job. ... Read More

News from the Graduate School

Steve Matson has announced plans to step down as Dean of the Graduate School at Carolina after a decade of distinguished service in this leadership role. He will return to the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, after his successor is in place. ... Read More

Trustees chair Haywood Dr. Cochrane Jr. welcomes speakers at public forum on Silent Sam

Board of Trustees Chair Haywood D. Cochrane Jr. made the following comments at the start of the public hearing on Nov. 15: I would like to welcome everyone today to our Board of Trustees public comment session. I also want to thank everyone who has submitted written comments thus far. As the Board of Trustees […] ... Read More

Campus community urges removal of Confederate statue Silent Sam

Twenty-eight speakers had the chance to speak their minds before University leaders about whether the Confederate statue known as Silent Sam should stay or go. All but a few urged Chancellor Carol L. Folt and the University Board of Trustees to remove Silent Sam from “the front door” of the campus on McCorkle Place. ... Read More

Chancellor addresses the issue of Silent Sam with University trustees

  Chancellor Carol L. Folt made the following comments to the University Board of Trustees on Nov. 16: Yesterday, the Board held a Public Listening Session on the issue of Silent Sam. This was an important continuation in our board/campus conversations that started when I asked the Board to consider the issues around, what was […] ... Read More

Giving thanks for an Edible Campus

This year when you’re having your Thanksgiving dinner, pause for a moment to give thanks to the N.C. Botanical Garden staff and volunteers who have worked so hard to bring Carolina’s Edible Campus to life. ... Read More

Native narratives

Carolina may be the oldest public university in the nation, but its 224 years are just a sliver of the history of this area. Long before Revolutionary War Gen. William R. Davie (as the legend goes) sat under a poplar tree and decided this was where the University should be built, indigenous people lived here – hunting, gathering, trading. ... Read More

The future is now

Mellon DisTIL Fellow Toshi Reagon’s opera version of "Parable of the Sower" portrays 21st century problems. ... Read More

Carolina People: Meet Nicholas Graham, University archivist

Introducing "Carolina People," a new feature in each issue of the Gazette that will ask one of your fascinating colleagues five questions about the work they do for the University. This time, meet University archivist Nicholas Graham. ... Read More

Innovative professorship recognizes a strong bond

In new three-year professorship, established within the Graduate School, music faculty member Annegret Fauser will mentorJennifer Walker, a doctoral student in musicology, in 2017-18. ... Read More