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New management, same brand: Barnes & Noble College takes over Student Stores
Although the Student Stores retained its brand under the new management, changes can be seen below the surface. For the first time in the history of the Student Stores, its director is an employee of a private company. Also for the first time, the director, Michele Gretch Carter, is a woman. Gretch Carter said she hopes the stores become a gathering place for students.
Construction on three projects in downtown Chapel Hill continues into school year
Carolina Square is a $120 million mixed-used development project that includes three buildings, a public square and more than 200,000 square feet of office, retail and residential space. “We have made great progress this summer,” said Jeff Furman, vice president of development at Northwood Ravin, the construction company working on the project.
James Taylor home in Chapel Hill sells for $1.66M, higher than asking price
A Manhattan couple known as major art benefactors in both the Northeast and in North Carolina has emerged as the highest bidders for the boyhood home of Grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter James Taylor in Chapel Hill.
Carolina welcomes 4,254 new undergraduate students
The 4,254 first-year students expected to start classes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill next week were chosen from 35,875 applicants. An additional 779 students are joining the Carolina community as transfer students. The new first-year class includes 3,523 North Carolinians, an increase of 7.6 percent over last year’s class.
UNC alum, Indiegogo founder Danae Ringelmann was rejected 90 times—here's how she bounced back
According to Danae Ringelmann, the co-founder and chief development officer of crowdfunding site Indiegogo, we live in a world that loves to say "no." "The key to thriving and to making it all happen is to turn those obstacles ... into challenges," she told CNBC in a recent interview.
Southern Season Sold at Auction
Chapel Hill-based Southern Season was sold at auction on Friday. The gourmet-food retailer went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this summer..The Triangle Business Journal is reporting that Delaware-based kitchen retailer Calvert Retail put in the winning bid in bankruptcy court of $3.5 million.
UNC Pharmacy Dean Receives National Award
Dean of UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Robert Blouin received high honor for his work within the field. Blouin was named the 2016 Parker Medalist presented as the College’s Paul F. Parker Medal for Distinguished Service to the Profession of Pharmacy.
Carolina ranks 35th in 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 35th in the world and 25th in the U.S. among global universities, according to the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on August 15. Carolina was ranked 39th in 2015 and 36th in 2014.
UNC School of Social Work professors among country’s ‘high impact’ scholars
Four professors at the UNC School of Social Work have been named among the country’s most prominent social work scholars, according to a recent study published in the journal Research on Social Work Practice. Distinguished Professors Sheryl Zimmerman, Mark Fraser, Gary Bowen, and Matthew Howard were recognized among the top 40 academics.
UNC's Dr. Taft helps Olympians heal
Cupping became part of the national conversation during the Olympics. It gave insight into how athletes try different therapies to be ready to race. "And if somebody loses a hundredth of a percent, that's the difference between losing the gold and not make the finals," said Dr. Tim Taft, a University of North Carolina physician.
UNC Groundskeepers: Maintaining the Legacy
David Brannigan walks across the quad with a backpack. But instead of books and binders, Brannigan’s backpack holds a small engine designed to blow leaves from walkways and green spaces. Brannigan – and dozens of grounds technicians like him – are hard at work keeping UNC’s campus beautiful long before faculty members and students make their way to class.
UNC student chases broadcast dream to NBC and Rio
Jordan Jackson stood near the "Today" show set being assembled on the beach for the 2016 Olympic Games. Jackson was far from the New York City studios where she first found out about her NBC internship in Brazil. She was even farther from her home in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Getting from Mount Airy to Rio has been part of a lifelong dream for her.
UNC Health Care Again Ranks Among Best Hospitals in the Nation
UNC Hospitals was nationally ranked or recognized as high performing in 10 clinical categories listed in the U.S. News & World Report 2016-2017 Best Hospitals rankings. Four of our specialties were ranked highest in the state. Across the state, our system performed well.
FallFest will celebrate 20 years in new location
FallFest is getting some new digs for its 20th anniversary.The annual block party introduces new Tar Heels to students organizations and free food. The event, which usually draws crowds around 25,000, has been held on South Road, Hooker Fields and the School of Government parking deck in past years.
UNC researchers near breakthrough in treating peanut allergy
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine say they are nearing a breakthrough in treating peanut allergy. Results from a clinical trial of 40 peanut-allergic children found that almost 80 percent of participants achieved “sustained unresponsiveness,” even when eating peanuts weeks after treatment. These are the strongest responses ever recorded.