Topics: Eve Marie Carson

Eve Carson was elected student body president in 2007 in a runoff election where she garnered 55 percent of the vote. With close to a month left of her term, the Athens, Ga. native was kidnapped and killed on March 5, 2008. 

Carson was born Nov. 19, 1985 in Athens to Bob and Teresa Carson. She has one brother, Andrew. She was president of her high school student body and a recipient of the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship. She was offered scholarships at Princeton and Yale universities, but chose UNC because she wanted to attend a public school. At UNC, she was a North Carolina Fellow, a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and was double majoring in political science and biology.

As student body president, Carson served on the Board of Trustees and on the committee that conducted the search for a chancellor to replace James Moeser. She traveled to Wyoming, Ecuador and Egypt during her Morehead-Cain summer experiences. She tutored students at Frank Porter Graham Elementary School and Githens Middle School and worked with Girls on the Run.

Frank Bruni discusses isolation, polarization in Eve Carson lecture


Our use of technology has isolated us from the world and created problems in our political environment, The New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Bruni said Thursday. 

Shirts helped raise money for Carson 5K


On March 5, 2008, a single event turned UNC on its head: Eve Carson, student body president, was killed just two months shy of graduation. Immediately, UNC students were determined to keep her memory alive. 

Annual Eve Carson Scholarship Thriller in the Pit raises awareness


Students tapped into their inner Michael Jackson Friday as they danced the iconic “Thriller” choreography while promoting the Eve Carson Scholarship

Memorial dedicated to Eve Carson’s life still stands 6 years later


When the tragedy of Eve Carson’s death shook Chapel Hill and the surrounding community in 2008, people were moved to action, including one Durham business owner.

Laurence Lovette appeals life without parole sentence


Though it was upheld in N.C. Superior Court in June, Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr.’s sentence will be reconsidered by the N.C. Court of Appeals. Lovette is one of the men convicted in former UNC Student Body President Eve Carson’s 2008 murder.

Eve Carson Scholars serve in memory


Two UNC juniors now have the responsibility of carrying on Eve Carson’s legacy. Sarah MacLean and Kyle Villemain were named the 2014-15 recipients of the Eve Carson Scholarship on Nov. 25.

Balloon ceremony honors students who lost lives


Dozens of balloons dotted the sky Tuesday night as people gathered not to mourn, but to celebrate the lives of the nine UNC students who have died in the last year.

After re-sentencing, Lovette gets life in prison without parole

After the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled one of the men convicted in Eve Carson’s killing must be re-sentenced, his original sentence will stand.

Durham crime crosses over into Chapel Hill


Durham and Chapel Hill are separated only by a 10-or-so-mile stretch of road. There are no fences, no check points, and thousands of people flow in and out of the cities’ border each day without a second thought.

Carry on the Carolina that Eve loved


Eve Carson used to say that she had friends, and she had friends that she had not yet met.

Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr.’s life sentence vacated Tuesday


It’s been almost five years since the murder of beloved 2007-08 Student Body President Eve Carson, but the legal journey of one Durham man convicted of her murder has suddenly resurfaced.

Eve Carson scholarship recipients chosen

Juniors Emma DeWitt and Paige Holmes are the next two students who will continue Eve Carson’s legacy at UNC.

Eve Carson 5K race raises $52,000


Participants in Saturday’s fifth annual Eve Carson Memorial 5K for Education wore ribbons in memory of not only one UNC student — but four.

Race honors Eve Carson’s legacy, benefits scholarship

None of the University’s current undergraduate classes attended school with former Student Body President Eve Carson, who was murdered in March 2008.

Attendance falls at fourth annual Eve Ball


Though Lori Burgwyn spent Friday night dressed as an ice queen, her compassion shone through.
On Friday, Burgwyn hosted the fourth annual Eve Ball at the Carolina Club in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. The evening included dancing, an open bar, a three-tiered chocolate fountain and other Halloween treats.

Q&A with Jonathan Reckford

Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, is visiting his alma mater UNC today to deliver a speech about finding passion for a career.

Column: Seeking to be both great and good

This column was originally given as a eulogy on March 18, 2008. When I met with Eve to discuss the possibility of me serving as her vice president, I knew right away that something was different. As I listened to Eve discuss her vision for this university and the role she hoped student government would play in making that vision a reality, I was inspired. I had to be a part of her team.

Eve: A friend you have not yet met

The fourth anniversary of Eve’s death leaves the current student body with some tough questions. How do we commemorate someone we never knew?

Live authentically, like Eve

Eve and I spent a lot of time in the student government suite, and I treasure the times I would pop my head into her office just to say “hi” and then end up staying for an hour or two just to talk. We discussed companionship, politics, editorials, friendships, personal strengths and weaknesses and the burden of missing even a single opportunity. I felt comfortable and loved around Eve because she was authentic in every way possible.

Eve Carson’s case is closed, but her legacy lives on through the Carolina Way


Eve Marie Carson’s murder was a random crime — but it has left a permanent mark on the University and those who knew the vibrant, beloved 2008 student body president. On Dec. 20, the almost four-year legal journey for the Durham man charged with Carson’s March 2008 murder came to a close. Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr., 21, was found guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, armed robbery and felony larceny in connection with Carson’s death and sentenced to life in prison — ending a three-week trial that revealed new details about Carson’s final hours.