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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

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

Time for innovation

The 4th Annual Clean Tech Summit brings together professionals in business, policy, and academia from across the state and region for two days of discussion, workshops, mentoring and networking to foster leadership and growth in the Southeast's clean tech industry. ... Read More

Honoring Wilson Swain Caldwell, a Carolina trailblazer

History professor Jim Leloudis designed the Civil War, Race and Memory to illuminate the campus’ racial history. Two students researched the life of Wilson Swain Caldwell, born into slavery to UNC President Swain, went on to found a school for African Americans in Chapel Hill, served on the board of commissioners and as a justice of the peace. ... Read More

Battle Grove serves as a model for living-learning lab

Geoffrey Bell and his students Jun Wang and Brooke Benson tested the water in Battle Branch after a restoration project turned the once-soggy area beside McIver Residence Hall into a gentle stream that flows from Raleigh Street to Country Club Road. ... Read More

‘Creating Scientists’ is focus of 5-year QEP initiative

Carolina has launched a five-year initiative, “Creating Scientists: Learning by Connecting, Doing and Making,” to expose undergraduate students to more hands-on research and collaborative opportunities. ... Read More

Bringing the constellations to North Carolina students

Founded in 2010, the Mobile Planetarium — which can be packed into a minivan — brings Morehead’s education out of the planetarium dome and into schools across North Carolina, particularly low-income schools. ... Read More

Carolina, NC State to offer path for lateral entry teachers

A joint online program from Carolina and North Carolina State University will help the state address its widening teacher shortage by providing a new avenue for “lateral entry” teachers to gain licensure. ... Read More

Fostering a culture of integrity

In her new role as director of the Office of Ethics Education and Policy Management, Kim Strom-Gottfried will be responsible for strengthening Carolina’s commitment to fostering a culture of integrity, accountability and ethical conduct. ... Read More