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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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New University-approved attendance policy emphasizes clarity, equity and accountability

A new class attendance policy and University-approved absence policy will be supported by a central office for handling UAAs that will offer in one place legal references and resources about how a UAA is approved and communicated. ... Read More

Trustees study a minor change at Feb. 1 meeting

This age of political polarization may be just the right time for an idea launched by Oxford University in 1920—the combined study of philosophy, politics and economics. Professor Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, founding director of the PPE program here at Carolina, is planning to create a major in the discipline. ... Read More

School of Government publishes first graphic book

A graphic book from the School of Government describes how a felony sentence is served in North Carolina, following an inmate from the moment the judge pronounces the sentence to the day the inmate completes post-release supervision. ... Read More

Unsung Heroes strive to even out the playing field

Erica Wallace, left, and Jan Johnson Yopp will be recognized as MLK Unsung Heroes on Feb. 19 at the MLK Celebration Keynote Lecture and Awards Ceremony. ... Read More

Making scientists

Thanks to an industry partnership with East- man and the Eastman Foundation, the BeAM makerspace program provides 3-D printer filament to students, faculty and staff free of charge— encouraging a culture of creativity at Carolina. ... Read More

When the teacher becomes the student

Tanja Snively went from accountant to professor to student at Kenan-Flagler Business School. Now she is a full-time lecturer teaching in both the master’s in accounting and MBA@UNC programs. ... Read More

Project ENABLE to train next generation of health data experts

Gov. Roy Cooper praises the new Project ENABLE partnership, a three-year, $1.6 million grant from United Health Foundation that will create the Extensible Network-Accessible Biomedical and Health Informatics Lifelong Learning Environment. ... Read More

Carolina People: Meet Jonathan A. Jensen

Carolina People: Meet Jonathan A. Jensen, assistant professor of sport administration, who's headed to the Olympics. ... Read More

New need-based scholarships named to honor Bridge Builders

The late Jackie Overton is one of 19 “Bridge Builders,” individuals whose work, advocacy and personal example helped forge a more inclusive, unified and aspirational Carolina community, whose names will be given to need-based scholarships. ... Read More

In MLK talk, Folt says Carolina still has work to do to be more inclusive

there is still work to be done to create a stronger, more inclusive Carolina, Chancellor Carol L. Folt told community members as she gave the keynote speech at the 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet on Jan. 14 at the Friday Center. ... Read More