Topics: Carol Folt

Carol Folt is the current chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill. She is the 11th chancellor at UNC and the first woman to hold the position, and she took office on July 1, 2013. She was officially installed on Oct. 12, 2013. She came to UNC after acting as the interim president of Dartmouth College.

UNC receives million dollar prize


UNC has been chosen to receive the Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Access and will receive $1 million from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

UNC Horizons Program debuts new holistic care space


A round of applause erupted after Chancellor Carol Folt shouted “in one location” at the opening ceremony for the UNC Horizons Program’s new center.

NC Senate committee clears bill punishing sanctuary city policies


The N.C. Senate Judiciary Committee cleared a bill that would punish municipalities with sanctuary city policies and compel universities in the UNC system to disclose students’ immigration status to law enforcement.

Pendulums, pianos and puppets fill campus for Arts Everywhere Day


Arts Everywhere Day, an initiative sponsored by Chancellor Carol Folt, is bringing live music, puppets and even a pendulum created by the Physics and Math Departments to campus today.

Wednesday marked Margaret Spellings’ first completed year in office


Posing for photos with a January 2016 edition of The Daily Tar Heel, UNC-system President Margaret Spellings joked she ought to keep the paper for her performance review this week.

New posters with quote from Folt appear on campus


Fliers with quotes from Chancellor Carol Folt, images of a pig in a police hat and warnings of Nazi propaganda were put up around the quad area — some seemingly in response to a statement made by Chancellor Carol Folt regarding previous anti-fascist fliers.

Duke alumni take action against Trump's executive order

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration — which limits entry from seven majority-Muslim countries — there is uncertainty about the role universities should play in public discourse about political issues.

University officials respond to anti-Trump fliers on campus


Fliers depicting violence against fascists and damage to President Donald Trump supporters’ property began appearing around campus early last week and were posted on the Overheard at UNC Facebook page on Tuesday.

UNC faculty members ask administration to do more about immigration ban


Some UNC faculty are not happy with Chancellor Carol Folt’s response to President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban immigrants from seven predominantly-Muslim countries.

Ackland receives $17 million in works of art, largest donation in museum's history


As Chancellor Carol Folt announced that the Ackland Art Museum had received the largest donation ever, Leena Peck had tears rolling down her face.

Graduation speaker focuses on undocumented immigrants in commencement speech


Commencement speaker Paul Cuadros spoke about his experience as the son of immigrants in his speech at UNC's winter commencement ceremony Sunday.

Student leads waste-free initiative on campus

Forum attendees talk growth of University democracy, interdisciplinary studies

At a public forum Tuesday, Chancellor Carol Folt talked about the University’s future.

Chancellor and Chapel Hill mayor encourage students to vote early, vote often and get your voice heard


Before they voted publicly at Chapel of the Cross Thursday, Chancellor Carol Folt, Mayor Pam Hemminger and student government representative Wilson Sink talked about why going to the polls is so important.

Folt hosts panel on Zika virus


Chancellor Folt hosted an event to raise awareness about the Zika virus on June 30.

Folt holds panel on Zika virus

Chancellor Folt hosted an event on Zika virus awareness Thursday.

UNC maintains accreditation after scandal

On Thursday, Chancellor Carol Folt announced the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges had lifted UNC's academic probation and maintained the University's accreditation. 

Probation on University accreditation lifted

Chancellor Folt announced today the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has lifted UNC’s academic probation one year after it was put in place. 

Board of Trustees discusses Alert Carolina, renovations and applied sciences

The Board of Trustees convened on May 18 and 19 for their May meetings. Members heard presentations across many topics, including the University’s security system and funding for the Applied Physical Sciences department.

Chancellor Folt creates new position for the arts


Roy Williams might want to warm up his vocal chords — UNC is about to get a lot more artsy.