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University Gazette

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Campus & Community

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Oct. 3, 2018 DEAR CAROLINA COMMUNITY: Today I write to you about three aspects of Carolina history, all with deep roots in the past and very much with us now, in the living moment. First, the Confederate Monument. Thank you for your thoughtful suggestions about its future. Faculty, students, and staff have organized forums for […] ... Read More

Three Zeros Initiative has made an impact across campus

The aim of the Three Zeroes Initiative is to achieve water neutrality, zero waste to landfills, and greenhouse gas neutrality. Here's a look at some of the people pushing toward those goals. ... Read More

Welch, Rawlings blend story and song during Thomas Wolfe Lecture

On the eve of Thomas Wolfe’s 118th birthday, Grammy Award-winning lyricist and musician Gillian Welch and her song-writing partner David Rawlings to Moeser Auditorium delivered the Thomas Wolfe Lecture in story and song. Known for her at-times dark American songs, Welch is the first musician to be awarded the Wolfe Medal. Welch, known for her at-times dark Americana songs, is the first musician to be awarded the Wolfe Medal. ... Read More

VC Winston Crisp announces retirement

After 26 years of service to Carolina, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston B. Crisp will retire in October. “As a highly respected and much loved leader at Carolina, Winston has always placed students first and brought their voices and those of our staff into his leadership. He has continuously worked to enhance student success, […] ... Read More

Creating meaningful lives

The College of Arts & Sciences at Carolina is the only school that is, in fact, as old as the University itself. More than 75 percent of the students who graduate from Carolina will do so with at least one major in the College. It is also the academic home of 25 percent of Carolina’s graduate students. In this Q&A, Dean Kevin Guskiewicz shares his vision for the college. ... Read More

Carolina People: Grayson Bowen

What Grayson Bowen likes most about his job is seeing people in recovery realize "they can live full, successful lives and that their mental illness is not something that is going to rob them of their path." ... Read More

$10M gift to Carolina will broaden global reach, scholarship and opportunity

A $10 million gift from alumni Bill and Anne Harrison of Greenwich, Connecticut, to Carolina will strengthen the University’s global programs and presence. The generous gift from the Harrisons will endow two new senior-level leadership positions and support the strategic priorities of UNC Global, which incorporates many of the centralized programs and services that support Carolina’s […] ... Read More

Draft of Campus Master Plan shared with University community

Members of the University community got a chance to review a draft of the new Campus Master Plan and offer suggestions to improve it during a series of information sessions in September. A community work session was also held Oct. 1 at the Chapel Hill Public Library. A team of campus planners and longtime consulting […] ... Read More

In field hockey, the name to remember is Karen Shelton

  Karen Shelton never planned to be a head field hockey coach, not at Carolina nor anywhere else. At West Chester State (now West Chester University of Pennsylvania), she studied health and physical education. Her mentors taught those courses. And she desired to do the same. But as a three-time national champion and national player […] ... Read More

McFee, Roper win North Carolina’s highest civilian honor

The North Carolina Award was created by the General Assembly in 1961 to recognize significant contributions to the state and nation in the fields of fine arts, literature, public service and science. ... Read More