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7/7/2017 12:38pm

Wilson Library hosts a UNC t-shirt archive, among other things.

T-shirts provide snapshots of student life

Students dragging themselves to 8 a.m. classes are known for dressing casually, but a lot can be learned about campus life by looking at the t-shirts they throw on. Warm spring days draw out the #GDTBATH (Good Day to be A Tar Heel) shirts in full force, and the Quad is full of students decked out in Carolina blue.


7/7/2017 12:23pm

Chancellor Carol Folt delivers her State of the University address to the UNC Student Congress Tuesday evening in the Aquarium Lounge of the Student Union. 

Chancellor’s letter for first-year students

Dear Class of 2021, Welcome to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You are joining a very special, global community that will support and inspire you during your time at Carolina.


7/7/2017 12:12pm

UNC-system President Margaret Spellings celebrates her first year in office,  reflecting on months of administration and developing relationships within the system.

Q&A with UNC's Margaret Spellings

How has your past experience in education and government informed your role as President of the UNC-system for the past year? MS: I feel like everything that I’ve done in my career has added up to being prepared and ready to lead the university.


7/7/2017 11:39am

UNC’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) was brought to campus in March of 1995 after Col. Bill Causey petitioned to make UNC a host program.

Army ROTC builds character, leaders

UNC’s Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) isn’t the military camp your parents threaten to send you to or another version of Cadet Kelly, but a college based program that successfully prepares students to serve as an officer in the United States army.  UNC is one of about 1,700 universities in the United States to have an ROTC program, having about 70 students enrolled.


7/7/2017 11:37am

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WOTS: What was your first-year dorm experience like?

Living in a dorm your first-year is a one of a kind experience, and each dorm has its own vibe and personality. Some students thrived on their dorm and even hall parties, while others barely knew their next door neighbor and experienced a more studious atmosphere. 


7/7/2017 10:32am

Things the DTH thinks first-years should know

UNC is a huge, beautiful place that doesn't really come with a guidebook or instructions or even a great map for things off-campus. Here's what the summer DTH staff wishes they would have known coming into their first year here.


7/7/2017 10:19am

Hinton James leaves a legend and a legacy in UNC's most-populated dorm

Hinton James Residence Hall will turn 50 years old this fall.  Built in 1967, the dormitory — colloquially known as "Hojo" by first-years — houses 964 first-years and has 10 floors. The building, which is the farthest from main campus of all dorms and a 14-minute walk from the Pit, was named after the first student to arrive at UNC. 


7/7/2017 10:18am

The P2P system is ramping up for changes in the coming school year.

P2P system integral to the first-year experience

There's rain streaking the windows of the bus as it rumbles along Stadium Drive, stopping behind a Carolina Livery bus for several minutes and then finally swerving around it once the driver has checked to see that the path is clear.


7/7/2017 10:14am

(From left) Courtney Staton and Alexander Peeples have been named the new co-presidents of the campus Y.

Campus Y hosts various advocacy groups

The Campus Y, located at the north end of Polk Place, is more than the home to a great cup of coffee at In the Meantime — it’s also the home to more than 30 clubs that advocate for solutions to social injustices. Here’s our guide to all 30, organized by broader mission and in alphabetical order.


7/7/2017 10:10am

Edible Campus introduces Thursday workdays

Over the summer, the only things thirsty on Thursdays are plants. Edible Campus has started Thursday Workdays this summer for students to learn how to plant vegetables in a relaxed environment.