James W. Dean, Jr., UNC's provost and vice chancellor, attended a meeting of the Student Athlete Academic Initiative Working Group regarding the Wainstein Report in 2014. Photo by Martha-Scott Benson.

Former UNC provost Jim Dean named president of the University of New Hampshire

On Wednesday afternoon, the University of New Hampshire announced that Jim Dean, a former provost and executive vice chancellor at UNC, would become its 20th president. Here's a look back at his time at UNC and the somewhat-controversial replacement decision that followed his departure. 


Kenan-Flagler Business School

UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School was established in 1919 and renamed in 1991 to honor two prominent American business families and benefactors — Mary Lily Kenan Flagler and her husband, Henry Morrison Flagler.

Kenan-Flagler is consistently ranked among the best business schools in the world. Over 32,500 UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni live in more than 80 countries. The faculty are known for evidence in both research and teaching.

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Winning team of Carolina Pitch Party poses with award money. Photo courtesy of William Sweet.

Carolina Pitch Party gives students opportunity to jumpstart ideas

For an assignment in a business class, junior William Sweet came up with the idea to create a cold compression sleeve for people recovering from ACL injuries. His idea won the fourth annual Carolina Challenge Pitch Party, which took place on Nov. 8 as part of the annual Carolina Challenge, a venture competition that gives students and faculty the opportunity to win funding for their idea. Sweet and his group received a $400 award toward the creation of a prototype.