Topics: UNC-Chapel Hill

Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.

Type: four-year, public

Year founded: 1789

Total enrollment (fall 2013): 29,127

Undergraduate enrollment (fall 2013): 18,350

Undergraduate applicants (fall 2014): 31,331

Acceptance rate: 29 percent

Graduation rate: 81 percent

In-state undergraduate tuition and fees (2014-15): $8,374

Sports nickname: Tar Heels


Over 30 years later, minorities underrepresented at top US universities


Minority representation in the nation’s top universities has declined in the last 35 years despite affirmative action, according to a New York Times analysis.

One year later: Windsor remains resilient despite lasting flood damage from Hurricane Matthew


Nearly one year after Hurricane Matthew devastated the small town of Windsor, North Carolina, the area has made significant repairs, but it still has a long way to go. 

New app has a Knack for tutoring

Knack cups

With midterms just around the corner, UNC and N.C. State University students have a new, Uber-style option for tutoring help. 

Lawsuit threatened if Silent Sam is not removed


Representatives of UNC Student Organizations and a lawyer representing the UNC Black Law Students Association sent a letter to Chancellor Carol Folt, UNC President Margaret Spellings, the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors saying they will sue the University if they do not act on Silent Sam. 

Students and UNC profit from new Student Stores' renovations


 UNC celebrated the grand re-opening of the newly designed student stores with a ribbon cutting event complete with a colossal, multi-layer cake for the campus community Tuesday.

N.C. Attorney General sues Trump over DACA


North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein joined 15 other state attorneys general in filing a lawsuit to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival grantees on Wednesday.

This lawsuit comes on the heels of the Donald Trump administration’s announcement to end DACA Tuesday. 

UNC advances in sustainability rankings


 Environmentally conscious students now have a new reason to be proud of UNC: the University jumped from rank 39 to 28 on the Sierra Club's rankings of sustainable universities. 

Students, faculty and community members march in anticipation of Center for Civil Rights BOG vote


Students, University faculty and community members gathered Thursday to protest the potential Board of Governors decision to stop the UNC Center for Civil Rights from litigating.

UNC holds lecture on First Amendment, free speech


Read our live coverage from UNC's "Carolina Conversations: The First Amendment and Free Speech" here:

Chapel Hill Town Council discusses preparing for tropical storms, living wage and construction


Check here for live updates from the Chapel Hill Town Council meeting:

Duke to increase employee minimum wage to $15 by 2019


Duke University will increase its minimum wage to $15 per hour for all regular University and Health System staff by 2019, according to a university statement Aug. 25.

Students prep for first football game of the season


 Staff writer Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez went around campus and asked various students where they will be watching the first football game of the season and what they were doing to prepare for the game. 

Folt denies white supremacist Richard Spencer space to speak on campus

Richard Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute and a white nationalist organizer, was denied a request to rent space on campus, according to an email from Chancellor Carol Folt. 

Meet the new ECU

 East Carolina University’s new look is due in part to Chancellor Cecil Staton – and the university’s growing national acclaim. 

UNC sees increase in teaching program enrollment


UNC faculty asks the BOG to vote against closing the Center for Civil Rights



The UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Executive Committee asked the UNC Board of Governors to vote against closing the Center for Civil Rights. The committee passed a resolution Thursday saying the proposed policy "makes it harder for campuses within the system to pursue their mission."

UNControllables host annual tell-all of UNC history


UNControllables brought attention to white supremacy and vandalism on Thursday with their annual event, “What UNC Doesn’t Want you to Know: Inside the University’s Dirty History of Exploitation, Scandal and Racism."

Rep. David Price accepts award for HHT funding


 Charity workers, a congressperson, UNC researchers, and patients afflicted by a rare disease all gathered in the Carolina Club on Thursday evening to celebrate a grant from the Center for Disease Control to help combat HHT.  

Watch our live coverage of the Silent Sam protest


UNC's first day of class has ended with a protest in front of Silent Sam. While university officials have known about a planned rally since Monday, the cause behind the rally was unclear in a message to the campus community.