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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Health & Safety

Mental Health Task Force recommends permanent, ongoing attention in its report

Carolina is encouraged to establish a permanent committee on mental health and conduct regular assessments of the changing mental health needs of students, according to the UNC-Chapel Hill Mental Health Task Force. The group submitted its report to the University Affairs committee May 29. ... Read More

Campus safety commission meets for the first time on May 1

When students told Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz that they felt they didn’t have a way to voice complaints or concerns about UNC Police conduct and other campus safety issues, he created the Campus Safety Commission. The 20-member commission met for the first time May 1, starting the gathering with a moment of silence for the […] ... Read More

Police Chief Jeff McCracken will retire July 1

Jeff B. McCracken, director of public safety and UNC police chief, has announced his intention to retire after 30 years of service to Carolina and the State of North Carolina, effective July 1. McCracken joined the department in 1993 as an investigator and rose through the ranks, becoming operations major in 1997 and deputy director […] ... Read More

Librarians discover anti-Semitic posters placed in Davis Library

UNC Police are investigating the posting of several anti-Semitic posters on bookshelves and tables in Davis Library this week. Although the two incidents are not believed to be related, the discovery at the library closely follows another racist incident on campus, the March 31 defacement of the Unsung Founders Memorial on McCorkle Place. The University […] ... Read More

Opioid Response Project helping NC communities fight opioid epidemic

Ten community teams from 16 counties across the state are participating in a new project from the School of Government that allows them to learn from faculty members, and each other as, they join forces to fight a costly and deadly epidemic. ... Read More

Making their mark on Carolina

During Women’s History Month, the Gazette recognizes just a few of the University’s female faculty and staff who have made a difference on campus and beyond through leadership, research, teaching, public service and mentoring other women. ... Read More

US News & World Report ranks Carolina’s graduate programs among country’s best

Carolina’s graduate programs once again received high rankings as part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Graduate Schools.” For the second year in a row, the School of Medicine is first for its primary care program. In addition, the Gillings School of Global Public Health tied for second and the School of Social […] ... Read More

Parise steps down as faculty chair

Professor Leslie Parise announced March 25 that she will step down as faculty chair by the end of this semester. Parise, who is also chair of the biochemistry and biophysics department in the School of Medicine, served as chair of the faculty for the past two years. “In balancing the demands of this position with […] ... Read More

Message from interim chancellor on campus response to recent handgun incident

  March 22, 2019 Dear Carolina Community: By now, many of you have heard accounts of a disturbing incident that took place on campus Saturday when Confederate supporters walked through campus with a handgun. Fortunately, UNC Police prevented the situation from escalating and asked that individual to leave campus. To be clear, weapons, especially guns […] ... Read More


Rebecca Macy, a professor in the School of Social Work, is passionate about ending family violence and human trafficking through her research. She works with organizations to bring economic empowerment and other much-needed services to victims and their families, allowing them to create independent lives for themselves. Macy is also the L. Richardson Preyer Distinguished […] ... Read More