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(From left) senior vocal performance major Chris Burrus, junior political science and public policy Jabril Rice, and first-year vocal performance major Cole Covington rehearse their solos in preparation for the Clef Hangers' Fall concert.

A cappella involvement entails 'the time commitment of a job' and love of the game

The a capella life is one filled with surprises, practice, legacy and friends. Though there are times when its members are swamped with six hours of practice, three performances, papers and exams all at once, it's still worth it. "I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had no idea about a cappella groups, the history, nothing,” said UNC junior Patrick Dow, president of the Clef Hangers


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Two DTH graduates win Pulitzer Prizes

UNC alums Emily Steele and Peter Wallsten won Pulitzer Prizes for their part in reporting on two of the most important topics in recent years: Bill O'Reilly's sexual assault allegations and Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. They reveal why this success has only motivated them to continue in their field full steam ahead. 


Many Carolina students will spend summer in Chapel Hill taking classes or working, and can spend free time exploring sites off-campus and in nearby cities such as Durham.

Your ultimate summer guide for staying put at UNC

So you decided to take some summer classes at UNC. Maybe you realized that you wanted to graduate on time. Or your summer internship didn’t pan out. Either way, you’re here now, either you’ve got a car or your friend does, and you need some advice: What courses should you take, and what is there to do with your free time?


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Faced with rising costs, middle-class families turn to community college

Enrollment rates at community colleges have doubled or tripled in the last decade as middle-class families respond to rising costs of higher education.  UNC has therefore seen an increase in accepting transfer students — up 8 percent since 2014. There are certainly pros and cons to the transfer process, as several UNC students like senior Sarah Calire noted.  “Some people will make their sly comments like, ‘Oh, it’s so easy to go to community college and transfer in,’” Calire said. “But I just brush those off because I know my truth, and I know I worked hard.”  


Layna Mosley at a political science conference in Argentina. Contributed by Mosley. 

UNC political science professor shows that 'Women Also Know Stuff'

It's 2018, and it's about time people understood Women Also Know Stuff.   “Part of what’s going on is that people tend to have a set of networks, and their networks are perhaps based on who they read in graduate school or with whom they went to graduate school or have been colleagues,” said Layna Mosley, a UNC professor of political science. 


N.C. Central University student Bettylenah Njaramba was elected president of the UNC Association of Student Governments. She will have a non-voting seat on the UNC Board of Governors. Photo courtesy of NCCU.

UNC system happenings for April 16, 2018

The new president of the UNC-system student body president, elected Wednesday, is Bettylenah Njaramba, a junior at N.C. Central University.  Drugs were found in an ECU fraternity house Tuesday after a long investigation. UNC-system President Margaret Spellings spoke about education reform and investment at the Reagan Institute’s Summit on Education in Washington. "I think people are exhausted with education reform or feel like it's not possible to close the achievement gap," Spellings said. "So I think the boulder is drifting back down the hill because of a lack of urgency around the imperative of closing the achievement gap."