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.

Iowa State president drops in on nightlife


Colleges are constantly trying to combat binge drinking, but the president of Iowa State University might win the prize for most creative.

Board of Governors gives Carol Folt $50K raise


The Board of Governors announced Monday that 12 UNC-system chancellors would be receiving raises ranging from about $17,000 to $70,000.

Faculty Council talk Spellings, Student Stores at October meeting

“She hasn’t had the chance to come on campus, but I’ve already begun to have conversations with her about our university, what we do, who we are, and she starts in March,” Folt said. “We have lots of time to really develop an understanding for her about what our special aspirations are.”

A year after the Wainstein report, the NCAA and discipline decisions loom


The final investigation.

That was what the 136-page report on UNC’s academic-athletic scandal by former federal investigator Kenneth Wainstein and his team represented to a University in the midst of a seemingly never-ending scandal.

UNC's public relations department has expanded since 2013

UNC’s public relations department has reorganized and centralized since 2013, when complications from the athletic-academic scandal highlighted the weakened state of the department.

UNC-system president search leaves public in the dark


Tucked in a room belonging to an analytics and software company in Cary, the UNC-system presidential search committee met in closed session this week.

Letter: Folt took a stance on undocumented issue

I was surprised to read your editorial “All students deserve aid,” regarding the state of North Carolina’s One State, One Rate policy.

UNC prof organizes conference with Stephen Hawking


Chancellor Carol Folt, along with other administrators and astrophysics professors, spent the week in Stockholm, Sweden at the Hawking Radiation Conference.

Folt responds to accreditation decision

UNC's accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, chose to place UNC on a one-year probation. The University maintains its accreditation during the probationary period.

Folt believes she should keep her opinions private


To Ayesha Faisal, most incoming freshmen have false expectations coming into UNC about what their time at the University will be like. 

As theme comes to close, Folt talks water research

Chancellor Carol Folt peered through two glass bottles — one filled with dirty water, one filled with clear.

Filling top in administration spots costs UNC $840K


If anyone should be happy about chancellors quitting after just years on the job, it’s William Funk.

Workers warn of sweatshop injustices

The issue of low-wage work often seems distant to UNC students, but health care worker Shannon Milton said her job and others like it don’t pay people enough to make a living.

Houston Summers sworn in as student body president


Houston Summers was sworn in as student body president in a Tuesday ceremony culminating in a rendition of the alma mater and a reception featuring meatballs and fruit salad. 

Student Advisory Committee, Carol Folt discuss first Carolina Conversation event

By Stephanie Lamm

Assistant University Editor

Chancellor Carol Folt entered her meeting with the Student Advisory Committee on Friday feeling tired. 

"It's a mixed tired," Folt said.

Student Action with Workers, UNC still don’t see eye to eye

The Student Action with Workers group didn’t get the change it was hoping for at a meeting attended by Chancellor Carol Folt on Wednesday.

Famous scientist given honorary UNC degree in Scotland

For Peter Higgs, it was theorizing about a subatomic particle in the 1960s that earned him an honorary degree from UNC.

Faculty respond to Board of Governors decision to close poverty center

Chancellor Carol Folt raced to Friday’s Faculty Council meeting from the Board of Governors meeting in Charlotte, where members decided to close UNC School of Law’s Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity and two other UNC-system centers.

Sudden snow surprises UNC


Even 3,000 miles away, Chancellor Carol Folt was still involved in the decision not to cancel classes until late in the day Tuesday — but she was not the one who made the final call.

Student leaders dine with Carol Folt, discuss diversity

Chancellor Carol Folt, several administrators and faculty ate dinner with nearly 40 invited student leaders to plan better communication among campus groups to encourage social progress on campus.