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Leah Everist selected as Carolina’s 39th Luce Scholar

Leah Everist, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a 2018 Luce Scholar by the Henry Luce Foundation. Carolina boasts more Luce Scholars than any other college or university in the United States. She is one of only 18 students in the United States selected for the prestigious internship program in Asia.

Hugh Morton: a North Carolina treasure

Hugh Morton was one of the most well known advocates for North Carolina in the history of our state. He was determined to make a difference in the growth and development of the Tar Heel state. He was president or chairman of the Blue Ridge Parkway Association, the Travel Council of North Carolina, the Southern Highlands Attractions Association, and more.

Five years of launching entrepreneurs

A partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Orange County and the Town of Chapel Hill, Launch has been serving the local community by providing area startups with the support and resources they need. Initial funding for the program was donated by the Becker Family in memory of their daughter Cara Gwen Becker.

Eve Carson: A Legacy That's Truly Special

And in the wake of her death ten years ago, former UNC student body president Eve Carson's words still carry significance, expressing sentiments shared by all Tar Heels. At Tuesday's basketball game against Miami, they will be heard again read by multiple University figures, including Roy Williams, in a video created by the Eve Carson Scholarship.

Carolina is No. 4 among Peace Corps’ volunteer-producing colleges and universities

The University of North Carolina is ranked fourth among large schools on the Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, up three spots from last year. 70 Tar Heels are currently volunteering around the world. To date, 1,338 Carolina alumni have served in the program. This is the 10th year UNC has ranked in the top 25 schools since 2008.

Pioneering professor honored for contributions to Carolina

Colin Palmer became the first African-American chair of a major department at UNC when he was appointed to lead the history department in 1986, a post he held until 1991. Before that, he chaired the curriculum in African and Afro-American studies from 1980 to 1988 and for two years actually led both academic units, a feat that many former colleagues still admire.

Henry Frye: A lifetime of building bridges

Despite barriers in his path, the drive to be the best led Henry Frye to become the first African-American student to complete all three years of study and graduate from the UNC School of Law in 1959 and was named the first African-American chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. UNC recently honored Frye with a Bridge Builder scholarship in his name.

The Daily Tar Heel recognizes seven notable alumni for Black History Month

Lawyer and lifetime civil rights advocate Julius L. Chambers graduated from UNC School of Law in 1962. During his long career as a civil rights attorney, he won many landmark cases including Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, which instituted a system to bus-in students of color from distant neighborhoods to integrate Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools.

After leaving Steep Canyon Rangers, UNC grad and musician Charles Humphrey is blazing new trails

Charles Humphrey III surprised the bluegrass community when he announced he would leave the Steep Canyon Rangers, the Grammy-winning bluegrass band he co-founded in 2000 as a student at UNC-Chapel Hill, to pursue other musical and nonmusical interests. For 17 years, Humphrey had kept steady time on upright bass and wrote much of the band’s repertoire.

What are some of the Go-To Restaurants in the Chapel Hill area?

Thankfully, the Chapel Hill area is not lacking in breakfast locations. If you’re in the mood for homemade biscuits and fried chicken, look no further than Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen (1305 East Franklin Street). This award-winning restaurant is drive-thru only (the only drive-thru restaurant in Chapel Hill, in fact) and serves everything from biscuits to BLT’s to breakfast platters.

Celebrating Carolina's pioneers

The Black Pioneers Project brought the stories and challenges of the first black students at Carolina back to life. When they stepped foot on campus, these pioneers were breaking down barriers for the generations of students and faculty members who followed. Their courageous examples moved Carolina closer to the ideal of the University of the People.

UNC sports advertising researcher speaks at Winter Games in South Korea

Dr. Jonathan Jensen teaches sports administration at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is visiting South Korea to lecture on the economics of sports and branding through advertising. “Putting the brand together at the Olympic rings is something that can impact consumers for a number of years,” he said. Jensen studies why some partnerships work and some don’t.

New Performing Arts Space Opens in Carolina Square

UNC’s new CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio’s inaugural installation Sound Maze exuded different bells and dings among the sounds of its first exhibit, an interactive display featuring dozens of towering musical “instruments." Anchoring downtown Chapel Hill’s new Carolina Square development, CURRENT’s 7,000 square feet are divided into two spaces.

UNC grad, social entrepreneur Rye Barcott to speak at Commencement

Rye Barcott, social entrepreneur and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver the University’s spring Commencement address on May 13 in Kenan Stadium. Before graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2001 on an ROTC scholarship, Barcott co-founded Carolina for Kibera through the Center for Global Initiatives within UNC Global.

Did Hinton James Really Walk all the way to UNC?

It’s one of the most enduring legends of UNC history: a lone student, Hinton James, walking all the way from his home in Wilmington and arriving in Chapel Hill on February 12, 1795, where he reported to the one-building campus and enrolled, becoming the first student at the University of North Carolina. But did he really walk all the way here? We’re not sure.

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