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11 years after the Spellings Commission, ‘we need to do more’

"We haven’t made as much progress as I think many of us would have hoped," said UNC system President Margaret Spellings. ... Read More

Gregory Cizek appointed to National Assessment Governing Board

Gregory Cizek said one of the challenges that will demand the NAEP's attention is ensuring the governing board continues to be a valid and reliable measure of achievement trends. ... Read More

Collaboratory, finance center highlighted for trustees

At their September meeting, University Board of Trustees members saw the wide sweep of Carolina’s impact on North Carolina – from its established record preparing lawyers for the banking and financing industry to its expanding capacity to respond to environmental issues ranging from oyster restoration to addressing the lingering effects of Hurricane Matthew. ... Read More

Agent of change

For more than 30 years, Paul Friga has used strategic planning to make a difference in people’s lives. He began with his own. ... Read More

School of Education doctoral student helps Texas teachers

Growing up near coastal Texas, School of Education doctoral student Lana Minshew has seen her fair share of hurricanes. Now she’s organizing an effort to help teachers back home who have had their lives – and classrooms – upturned by Hurricane Harvey. ... Read More

The once and future Dean

“I’m very proud of the people I helped to bring to the University. They all have the capability to transform the areas they are responsible for,” said Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost James W. Dean Jr., who is stepping down from his position effective Sept. 18, when Dean Robert "Bob" Blouin of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy will become the new provost. ... Read More

To Alice Ammerman, public health is public service

Alice Ammerman, director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and the inaugural Mildred Kaufman Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, received the Thomas Jefferson Award, one of the faculty's highest honors. ... Read More

Seven chosen to receive distinguished professorships

Seven faculty members have been chosen to receive distinguished professorships ... Read More

Celebrating an ‘entirely new act’

On Monday, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced a $12 million gift from longtime arts patron Joan H. Gillings to PlayMakers and the Department of Dramatic Art that will significantly increase the University’s performing arts programming. ... Read More

Carolina ranks 5th among national public universities

Carolina, the nation’s first public university, once again ranks among the very best universities and colleges in the nation. A leading public research university committed to making its high-quality education accessible and affordable, Carolina placed fifth among national public universities for the 17th straight year according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” […] ... Read More