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UNC professor credited with first use of ‘**** happens’

A small index card from 1983 has made English professor Connie Eble famous. Written on that card is the first known printed use of “shit happens,” forever linking her name to the phrase. “If you go on Wikipedia and look at ‘shit happens,’ you see my name,” Eble said.


10 coolest UNC alumni, ranked

10. Caleb Bradham (Class of 1890) The inventor of Pepsi-Cola. He’s an alum so we share Tar Heel bonds, but I’m from Atlanta, so I still have to be Team Coke. 9. Peyton Reed (Class of 1986) An American film director most recently known for directing "Yes Man" and Marvel’s "Ant-Man," but more importantly known for directing "Bring It On!"


Multiple UNC graduate programs receive high rankings by U.S. News & World Report

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received high ratings on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” Following are the complete UNC-Chapel Hill rankings that will be available in the “Best Graduate Schools 2017” guidebook.


Meet Alexander Julian, Designer of UNC’s Basketball Uniforms

Dipsea, his Yorkshire terrier, nestles into a cashmere sweater. A regular customer walks into Julian’s, and the owner, Alexander Julian, slips away to greet her. Julian begins promoting some of his current sales on sport coats, then points an accusing finger at Dipsea and wraps up his pitch by saying, “With every three jackets, you get one dog!”


Video: The Quad In Spring

Just in time for Spring Break, warm temperatures have taken over in Chapel Hill — making Polk Place a busy location. The blooms on the trees are still a few weeks away, but a string of spring temperatures in the mid-70s have made Carolina’s quad a popular gathering place.


Capturing a decisive moment in the University’s history

This month, the campus marks the 50th anniversary of two showdowns (on March 2 and again on March 9) on Franklin Street and McCorkle Place over the state’s infamous Speaker Ban Law....Jock Lauterer, then a photographer for The Daily Tar Heel, captured the drama of those days with two iconic photos taken with his trusty World War II-era Rolleicord camera.


Mama Dip's listed as one of the 12 best Southern soul food restaurants

Mama Dip's in Chapel Hill has landed on The Culture Trip's list of "The Top 12 Places for Great Soul Food In The Southern States." "On the menu are appetizers of fried green tomatoes, hush puppies, fried pickles, then there’s catfish gumbo, BBQ chicken and pork, fried chicken, country hams, beef livers, chitterlings, and chicken and gravy," writes the travel blog about Mama Dip's.


He’s Not Here returns after 21-day absence

He’s Not Here reopened Friday, and patrons couldn’t help but celebrate. “How am I feeling about He’s Not reopening?” said UNC senior Danny Hogenkamp. “The best.” The bar reopened after a three-week hiatus after authorities say former UNC student Chandler Kania drank underage at He’s Not before driving drunk and hitting another car head-on, killing three people.


A Fan Until the End, and Beyond

If your family is willing to put your love of the Tar Heels, Wolfpack, or Blue Devils in your obituary, a usually honest and sincere look at a life, you must have been a big fan. That doesn’t mean you’re an alumnus. The study shows only about a third of all die-hard fans actually went to the college or university they root for. Another third never went to any college.


UNC graduate wins College, Newspaper Photographer of the Year in same year

The project starts with a picture of a woman standing among piles of waterlogged family belongings. It ends 10 photographs later, with her 7-year-old daughter floating peacefully on the river that flooded the family’s home five months prior. Photojournalist Carolyn Van Houten documented the story of the Bamberger family from Blanco, Texas.


Eight Years Marked Since Murder of Eve Carson

Saturday marked eight years since UNC Student Body President Eve Carson was murdered. She was shot and killed in Chapel Hill in 2008. Laurence Lovette Junior is currently serving a life sentence for her murder. Demario Atwater pleaded guilty and is serving two life sentences.


UNC takes on Duke at Special Olympics basketball game

Special Olympics North Carolina athletes from Durham and Orange counties will join together on the same team with students from programs at Duke University and UNC. They will compete in the third UNC Special Olympics vs. Duke Unified Basketball Game at 9 a.m. in Duke’s Brodie Gym.


Video: UNC alum honors Dean Smith by painting mural

Carolina alum Scott Nurkin is close to completing his mural of Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Dean Smith – which Nurkin began two days after Smith’s death in February, 2015.


Carolina, Duke put rivalry to good cause

In the weeks between the first UNC-Duke basketball game and the second regular-season match-up on March 5, Habitat for Humanity organizations from both universities are going head-to-head to see who can raise the most money for their organizations. Money collected during the “Duke versus UNC Habitat Challenge” will go toward purchasing supplies for local Habitat for Humanity projects.


Three UNC Faculty Named Sloan Research Fellows

Three faculty members from UNC have been awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. It is a two year grant that is given to early-career scientists and provides $55,000 to be used for their research. Jillian Dempsey and Alexander Miller are both assistant professors in the Chemistry Department and Zhen Gu is an assistant professor in UNC and NC State’s joint biomedical engineering program.


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