Menu

Doris Betts, acclaimed Southern writer and longtime UNC professor, dies

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Doris Betts, the celebrated Southern writer who for decades nurtured others as a creative writing professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, died Saturday at the age of 79. Betts passed away at her home, Araby Farm, near Pittsboro, more than a year after being diagnosed with lung cancer. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Related:

Recent Campus Connections Articles:
UNC No. 2 "best quality school in the US that offers great deals to in-state students”

Stuart Scott's Tenacity Permeates Unexpected Memoir

Three generations, one shade of blue

Video: Aerial of Snow Covered UNC-Chapel Hill in 4k

UNC professor emerita Hortense McClinton did not study black history — she lived it

Scholarship honors Chapel Hill shooting victims

Video: Moment of Silence before UNC-NC State

Merritt’s Grill fundraiser honors Chapel Hill shooting victims