KENAN-FLAGLER BUSINESS SCHOOL


4/24/2018 7:51pm

The decades-long tradition of faculty gym uniforms, including laundry services and clothing storage, is coming to an end this May.

Removal of 'Fetzer Grays' signals larger issues with faculty benefits

On May 11, all clothing and basket service will cease at Fetzer Hall, bringing an end to the decades-long “Fetzer Grays” tradition. Under the current system, faculty can store their gym clothes in baskets provided by Fetzer. The gym provides faculty with exercise clothing and even washes it for them. The cessation of the service is indicative of a broader concern coming from UNC staff that the University is not supporting healthy lifestyles to the extent necessary to combat America’s increasing obesity problem.


4/4/2018 9:30am

Ritwik Pavan presenting at an entrepreneurial showcase. Photo courtesy of Pavan.

UNC makes strides to become a hub for business development

UNC is a  launch pad for startups and research ventures according to data published by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development on behalf of Innovate Carolina. The office tracks data on the success of ventures founded by University faculty, staff or students at campus or three years after leaving. 


2/19/2018 8:47pm

Members of the Faculty Executive Committee met on Feb. 19

Faculty Executive Committee debates the effects of proposed business school fee

The Kenan-Flagler Business School has proposed a fee for business majors and minors, sparking conversation. Faculty believe the long-term benefits of the proposed fee will outweigh the business school's current financial losses. The fee would allow more students to be admitted, which could address current diversity-related issues. 


11/15/2017 9:13pm

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.