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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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A history suppressed

Two Carolina professors hope to honor thousands of African-Americans by uncovering injustices against them that, for decades, have been erased from public memory. ... 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

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

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

Focus Carolina: Carissa Hessick

Carissa Byrne Hessick is the Anne Shea Ransdell and William Garland “Buck” Ransdell Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law. She is also the director of the Prosecutors and Politics Project at Carolina’s School of Law. The project was started to bring scholarly attention to the accountability of elected prosecutors, to understand the relationship between prosecutors and […] ... Read More

Students for Fair Admissions files lawsuit

Dear Carolina Community, We are writing to share an update about a federal lawsuit filed against the University and UNC System that challenges our ability to admit and educate a diverse community of outstanding students. Our admissions policies and practices comply with the spirit and letter of the law, and we will continue to vigorously […] ... Read More

Allison Aiello discusses her research on how the flu spreads

Focus Carolina is an exclusive program on WCHL where faculty members talk about their research and how it serves our community and the state, nation and world. The following transcript is from a recent Focus Carolina interview that aired on WCHL. To hear more interviews with Carolina faculty, visit focus-carolina.   Flu season is […] ... Read More

Message from the Chancellor on VC and General Counsel Mark Merritt

Dear Carolina Community: We write with mixed emotions to let you know that Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Mark Merritt will leave Carolina at the end of the year. Mark will return to a position he loves, as a shareholder at Robinson Bradshaw in Charlotte, where he was a litigator for 33 years. Mark let […] ... Read More

Randa Radwan named director of Highway Safety Research Center

The new director of Carolina’s Highway Safety Research Center is Randa Radwan, the fifth person and first woman to lead one of the nation’s first and most renowned transportation safety research centers. She began work on Dec. 3. ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Penny Abernathy

Penny Abernathy is the Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics and a director of the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media. Her research focuses on two overlapping areas: Documenting areas of the country that are at risk of becoming news deserts and finding sustainable business strategies to keep local news organizations […] ... Read More