UNC Summer School celebrates 140th anniversary
In 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes became president, Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, the first college lacrosse game was played and the University of North Carolina’s Summer School opened its doors. In the Summer School’s first year, it also challenged the University’s gender barriers by becoming the first school at the University to enroll women. (UNC.edu
A look back at Commencement
More than 6,000 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduates turned their tassels last weekend at Commencement. (UNC.edu
Mother graduates from UNC with her son for Mother's Day
A local mother and son are celebrating Mother's Day in a very unconventional way - they're graduating college together. Luzita Francis decided to go back to school later in life, and it was just in time to graduate from UNC Chapel Hill with her son, Luthfi Bustillos. When Francis became a mother at an early age, she had to put her education on the backburner. (ABC 11
Carolina’s nursing pioneer
In August 1950, Elizabeth L. Kemble took a road trip across North Carolina. She traveled nearly 600 miles from Murphy to Manteo, stopping at filling stations, offices, and stores along the way to chat with her new state neighbors. She wanted to know them, to understand their needs. That’s what made the founding dean of the UNC School of Nursing such a powerful figure. (UNC.edu
Hugh Morton's golf outing endures
Hugh Morton, who died in 2006, is remembered for many things. He was the owner of Grandfather Mountain. He was a major force in the North Carolina Tourism Industry. He was a leading environmentalist, who helped lead the campaign against acid rain in the 80’s and 90’s. And of course he was a photographer extraodinaire. But “The Outing,” his outing, was a creation Morton held dear. (WRAL Sports Fan
Class of ’67 Takes Its Star Turn at Carolina’s Commencement
The Commencement emcee introduced the class of ’67, and the crowd roared its welcome. Shaffer Chandler and her classmates strode or danced down the center aisle while pop hits from their senior year — Aretha Franklin’s Respect, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell singing Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, The Monkees’ I’m a Believer — played over the P.A. system. (UNC.edu
A preeminent Southern historical archive at Carolina
Since 1930, the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has collected and preserved the history of the American South. Today, more than 5,000 distinct collections, containing some 20 million items, reside in the stacks of Wilson Library and tell the stories of the past. (UNC.edu
CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin gives UNC graduation speech
Brooke Baldwin, a CNN anchor and 2001 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill’s journalism school, told thousands of brand new Tar Heel alumni Sunday that it’s OK if they don’t have the next steps in their lives neatly planned and ready to go. “Learn your worth,” Baldwin said as she gave the Class of 2017’s commencement speech. “Dream. And never forget where you came from.” (Durham Herald-Sun
UNC Commencement 2017: "Never forget where you came from"
On May 14, the journeys of more than 6,000 new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduates began at Kenan Stadium. “Wherever you go, whatever you do, this Carolina degree carries with it a gravity, a legacy, a responsibility,” said Brooke Baldwin, a CNN anchor and this year’s commencement speaker. “And no one can ever take that away from you.” (UNC.edu
Video: Brooke Baldwin 2017 UNC Spring Commencement Address
Brooke Baldwin, CNN news anchor and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, delivers the 2017 Spring Commencement address at UNC-Chapel Hill on May 14, 2017.
UNC student to celebrate graduation, commissioning, marriage in 3 days
In a time where the current generation is often lambasted for being lazy, entitled, and unappreciative, Isaiah Levia is setting a new example thanks to his father, Sgt. Maj. Luis Levia and mother, Brenda Levia. Levia has lived in many places only a handful get to see. Throughout his upbringing he was taught this: Not attending school is not a choice. (Jacksonville Daily News
CNN's Brooke Baldwin Says Journalism Is Alive and Well in 2017
On Sunday, Peabody Award finalist and CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin is adding something exciting to her plate as she heads to her alma mater, University of North Carolina, to address a commencement crowd of over 30,000. Read on as Baldwin discusses the state of journalism today and why we must leave our respective “bubbles” to truly know what’s happening in our country. (Parade Magazine
Video: UNC Commencement speaker Brooke Baldwin Q&A
Before she offers words of wisdom to Carolina's grads at the 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremony, CNN anchor and UNC alumna Brooke Baldwin joined us on Instagram for a live Q&A & stroll down memory lane.
ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth offers beautiful remembrance of Stuart Scott
It’s been more than two years since the death of ESPN anchor Stuart Scott. But although Scott is no longer around to deliver catchphrases on SportsCenter, his influence lingers at ESPN in ways both obvious (anchors who attribute their styles to Scott’s influence) and less obvious. Among the many ESPNers with fond memories of Scott is Cassidy Hubbarth. (Awful Announcing
Video: A day in the life of CNN Anchor and Carolina alum Brooke Baldwin
Get to know Brooke Baldwin, a 2001 North Carolina graduate and CNN anchor, who will serve as the 2017 Spring Commencement speaker.