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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Education & Society

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

Ben Jealous urges audience to ‘make the future come faster’

Civil rights leader Ben Jealous urged a packed crowd of University leaders, students, faculty and staff in Memorial Hall to change the world for the better. ... Read More

Carolina celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Carolina honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at a banquet on Jan. 20, kicking off the University’s annual MLK Week of Celebration. The banquet, organized jointly by the MLK University/Community Planning Corporation and Carolina’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, recognized King’s bridge-building legacy and set the stage for a week of events on […] ... Read More

A long legacy of innovation

Kenan-Flagler Business School launched its Undergraduate Business Program in 1919. This year the program celebrates a century of leading the state toward economic growth and innovation. Student demand for the program has only grown over the decades, from 125 enrolled students in 1919 to nearly 900 today. The program has remained relevant for a century […] ... Read More

Hertel honored for service to Carolina with MLK Unsung Hero Award

Amy Locklear Hertel's identity as an American Indian identity has fueled her work in higher education and made her a tireless and quiet advocate for diversity across Carolina’s campus. ... Read More

Carol Folt prepares to move on to her ‘new and next’

Chancellor Carol L. Folt departs the Carolina campus this week, after serving nearly six years as the University’s 11th chancellor. Carolina’s first woman chancellor, Folt arrived on campus in 2013, vowing to develop new ways of doing business, intensify entrepreneurial activities and adopt “a powerful unifying strategy for Carolina.” ... Read More

New name, new emphasis for environmental program

Greg Gangi is excited about the growing opportunities to connect students to careers in the clean-tech industry as part of E3P, which launched in July to enhance and expand the preexisting curriculum in environment and ecology. ... Read More

Tift Merritt explores the lyrical language of history and place at Dorothea Dix

Singer-songwriter Tift Merritt has joined with American Studies professor Bobby Allen to recover the long and rich history of Dorothy Dix Hospital. Merritt is writing a "song cycle" about the lives of the people who lived and worked there when it operated as an insane asylum from 1856 to 2012. ... Read More

Westbrooks sees University libraries as a catalyst for change

As University librarian, Elaine Westbrooks also wants to put libraries in the center of the discussion about what the future of the University will be. ... Read More

Carolina expands community college partnership with $1.1 million from GSK Foundation

As part of its mission to provide a high-quality education to North Carolinians of all backgrounds, Carolina is expanding its partnership with the state’s community colleges, bringing its signature Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program to Guilford Technical Community College and Central Piedmont Community College and launching a component to support students entering the STEM workforce. […] ... Read More