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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Law & Government

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

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

Mark Merritt on freedom of speech

Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Mark Merritt answers questions on the timely topic of freedom of speech and the First Amendment. ... Read More

Five decades of striving for progress

As the Black Student Movement enters its 50th year, student members continue to push the University forward and provide a voice for black issues to make Carolina inclusive for everybody. ... Read More

Black History Month lecture examines American quest for justice

An expert on race relations, Brenda Stevenson delivered the keynote address of Carolina’s 13th annual African American History Month Lecture at the Stone Center. ... Read More

General Alumni Association honors two with faculty service awards

Joseph DeSimone, the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of chemistry, and Michael Smith, dean of the School of Government, were honored last month with the General Alumni Association’s 2017 Faculty Service Awards. ... Read More

Immigration Executive Order sparks campus response

Chancellor Carol L. Folt, administrators and members of the Faculty Council and Employee Forum responded swiftly to the immigration Executive Order on Jan. 27. ... Read More

‘In the presence of greatness’

An alumnus recalls the day Martin Luther King Jr. came to campus on May 9, 1960. ... Read More

Charlie Scott and the integration of varsity sports at Carolina

A new exhibit on the fourth floor of in Wilson Library, which opens Jan. 30 and runs through April 30, will place basketball player Charlie Scott's career in context by looking at the integration of the student body at Carolina and of Chapel Hill in the 1960s. ... Read More