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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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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

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

School of Education selected for N.C. Teaching Fellows program

The School of Education was one of five schools selected Wednesday to participate in the North Carolina Teaching Fellows program. ... 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

Hertel, Canady to fill key positions in Chancellor’s Office

Amy Locklear Hertel, who has served as director of the American Indian Center since 2012 and as co-chair of the Chancellor’s Task Force on UNC-Chapel Hill History, began serving as the chancellor’s chief of staff on Nov. 6. ... Read More

A job well done

Bob Miles traveled a great distance 17 years ago when he left the University of Glasgow in Scotland to become the first full-time director of Carolina’s Study Abroad Program. Under his leadership, the program has come a long way, too. ... 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

QEP courses transform student experience

Carolina currently offers 30 undergraduate courses developed with funding and support through the Quality Enhancement Program, a five-year initiative to enhance the undergraduate learning experience through “connecting, doing and making.” ... Read More

Employee Forum, Faculty Council review proposed BOG free speech policy

A proposed system-wide campus free speech policy is raising questions and concerns from faculty and staff members alike. Delegates of the Employee Forum spent nearly an hour on Nov. 1 detailing their concerns and on Nov. 10 Faculty Council members posed several questions to law professor Eric Muller when he provided an overview of the […] ... Read More