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FOCUS ON: Anita Brown-Graham

As director of ncIMPACT and a professor of public law and government in the School of Government, Anita Brown-Graham focuses on developing opportunities and removing barriers to create jobs for North Carolinians, especially in distressed communities. She works with civic leaders across the state, providing them with sound data, high-quality research and rigorous analysis. ncIMPACT, an […] ... Read More

Employee Forum honors Folt for her ‘courageous leadership’

The Employee Forum on Feb. 6 passed a resolution honoring former Chancellor Carol L. Folt, who left office at the end of January. The resolution said Folt has “served the entire University community with distinction, dignity and honor through difficult times and in so doing has demonstrated courageous leadership for this institution.” Specifically citing her decision […] ... Read More

GAA honors history professor, former law dean for service

A former law school dean who served as mayor of Chapel Hill and a history professor who directs Carolina’s honors program were recognized Jan. 18 with the General Alumni Association’s Faculty Service Award. ... Read More

Navigating the ‘new era of certain uncertainty’

In an increasingly volatile and complex world, the only certainty is uncertainty, says James H. Johnson Jr., a distinguished economic development and impact researcher and demographer in Kenan-Flager Business School. Cultivating a University ecosystem that can prosper in a time of continuous change is paramount, he said. But even more important is preparing students to […] ... Read More

Guskiewicz appointed interim chancellor

UNC System Interim President Bill Roper has named Kevin M. Guskiewicz as interim chancellor of the University. The appointment is effective immediately. ... Read More

A message from the Provost about interim CIO

Dear Colleagues, I’m pleased to announce that J. Michael Barker will serve as the Interim Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, effective February 1. Mike has served in a variety of roles since joining ITS in 2009 and has developed a dynamic and nuanced understanding of the academic, research and administrative technology […] ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Jeff Welty

aa Jeff Welty is an expert in criminal law and procedure in the School of Government. He founded and contributes regularly to the North Carolina Criminal Law Blog, an award-winning resource visited by approximately 100,000 users each month. He also serves as the director of the North Carolina Judicial College, which provides training and education to the state’s […] ... Read More

Chancellor Folt: Time to say goodbyes

Dear Carolina Community: The time has come for me to say my goodbyes. Stepping down as the Chancellor of this great university and wonderful community feels much like parting from a gathering of family, friends and neighbors. When I first arrived, a student told me that Carolina feels like a small town, even though lots […] ... Read More

Things are looking up

Can you guess where photographer Johnny Andrews was when he took these pictures? ... Read More

University files for summary judgment in case about race-conscious admissions

The University filed a motion Jan. 18 asking a federal judge to rule in its favor without a trial in the latest phase of a 2014 lawsuit that seeks to eliminate the consideration of race in U.S. college admissions.  Carolina is one of three leading universities targeted by the private, Virginia-based Students For Fair Admissions […] ... Read More