11/20/2016 11:06pm

The UNC Board of Governors is nearing completion on its strategic five-year plan for the UNC-System.

BOG moves forward on plan to refocus UNC system on five major themes

Soon after UNC-system President Margaret Spellings officially took office, the Boston Consulting Group reported that many felt the system lacked a strategic focus in a study of the UNC system — including administration, faculty, staff and students. This report coincided with the early planning sessions of a new five-year strategic plan for the system. After months of meetings and community forums the UNC-system Board of Governors drafted five themes for the new plan — access, affordability and efficiency, student success, economic impact and community engagement, and excellent and diverse institutions.

11/14/2016 11:16pm

Tommy Bancroft (left), a long snapper on UNC's football team, donates platelets and talks with Emma Bozek (right), a midfielder and forward on the field hockey team. Bozek is one of five students who organized the event.

Biology class helps recruit platelet donors for Blood Donation Center

UNC football player Nick Weiler and a few of his teammates made a quick stop by the UNC Medical Center to donate a vital resource to patients at UNC Hospitals. The Blood Donation Center has been working in collaboration with students in Biology 279H, a class that teaches students about the science of blood and the organizational aspects of blood drives. "This is an APPLES course offered through the department of biology,” said Dr. Alexis Peedin, one of the instructors for the course.

11/14/2016 11:04pm

Graig Meyer

Graig Meyer meets with League of Women Voters

By Bole Stanley Senior Writer Graig Meyer began Monday’s meeting with the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties by addressing the elephant in the room. Meyer began his speech by saying although the recent election had many feeling anxious, there was much reason for optimism, and then engaging the crowd in an exercise where each person in the audience shared something they appreciated about our democracy and something they were hopeful could change.