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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Campus & Community

Update from Carolina, UNC System leaders on the Confederate Monument

Dear Carolina Community: Since the Confederate Monument was brought down last night, many have questioned how police officers responded to protesters and how the University managed the event. Safety is always paramount, but at no time did the administration direct the officers to allow protesters to topple the monument. During the event, we rely on […] ... Read More

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Carolina Community: As you are probably aware, a group from among an estimated crowd of 250 protesters brought down the Confederate Monument on our campus last night. The monument has been divisive for years, and its presence has been a source of frustration for many people not only on our campus but throughout the […] ... Read More

Reminder on First Amendment and Free Speech Laws and Policies

Dear Carolina Community: As we start a new school year and welcome students, faculty and staff to our campus, we would like to take a moment to remind everyone of a few critical policies and state laws governing free speech. Carolina is a public university, and we have a long tradition of protecting free speech. […] ... Read More

Leading the business of health

The Kenan-Flager Business School recently launched the Center for the Business of Health to address an array of challenges, including affordability, access and outcome variations. ... Read More

A grateful heart

Winning a Massey award was the latest bit of good fortune for Nan Kham and her family ... Read More

Forum members learn more about Carolina Ethics Line

As the campus prepares for the start of a new academic year, the Employee Forum on Aug. 1 heard about the anonymous Carolina Ethics Line that provides a secure avenue for anyone to raise ethics concerns and questions. Forum delegates also heard a presentation about the future of Carolina’s libraries. Kim Strom-Gottfried, the University’s director […] ... Read More

Summer Undergraduate Pipeline Symposium showcases student research

Emma Halker is the first scientist—the only scientist—in her family, and she’s sharing her knowledge with the public for the first time. A first-generation college student at Carolina, Halker presented her biology research July 25 at the fourth annual Summer Undergraduate Pipeline Research Symposium. “It means everything to me to be here,” she said. “No […] ... Read More

Try free fitness classes

Campus Recreation will be offering employee-only fit- ness classes to all faculty and staff free of charge beginning Aug. 28. Employees do not need a Campus Recreation membership to participate – just their OneCard. These classes—including tai-chi, yoga, cardio and more—will either be held on campus at the Rams Head Recreation Center or the Student […] ... Read More

Carolina People: Elizabeth French

  Elizabeth French ASSISTANT DEAN FOR STRATEGIC INITIATIVES AT THE GILLINGS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH What’s a typical day like in your job? Nearly everything I do is focused on advancing the four pillars of our school’s strategic plan: create 21st century classrooms for teaching and learning, become truly global, be innovative and be more […] ... Read More

We know what you did this summer

Who says summer is a slow time in the world of academia? Certainly not Carolina’s faculty and staff, who were busy at work around the world, across the country and here on campus. When the Gazette asked for submissions about how these hard-working Tar Heels were spending the summer, we received so many messages and […] ... Read More