Kayla Boswell


Katie McNeirney, Digital Heritage Center student, shows how Wilson Library is digitizing some of North Carolina records from all around the state in Jan. 2015.

North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is up for the highest library honor

A first for the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, the center has been named a finalist for the nation’s highest library award.  “They combine statewide leadership with on-site guidance and assistance to ensure that one-of-a-kind resources can be accessed across the state, nation and the world," said Cal Shepard, state librarian for North Carolina.


Two UNC students to head to Ireland as Mitchell Scholars

A UNC student, Alexander Peeples, and a UNC graduate, Shauna Rust, have been awarded this year's George J. Mitchell Scholarship, a highly prestigious annual fellowship awarded to 12 scholars nationwide. The scholarship supports graduate studies in Ireland in a subject of their choosing, and covers housing, tuition, and a stipend for costs of living and travel.UNC is the only school that had two students win the scholarship this year. 

PlayMakers' professors balance the art and the classroom

Life is a balancing act, and that is a concept that members of Playmakers Repertory Company know all too well. “Every week is something new,” acting teacher and PlayMakers Company member Samuel Ray Gates said. “I remind myself to take it one day at a time, doing what needs to be done everyday. It’s important to take care of yourself.”

Dr. Daniel Reichart, a UNC professor of physics and astronomy, was injured in the explosion at the Davie Poplar tree on Nov. 2. Photo courtesy of Daniel Reichart. 

Professor Daniel Reichart looks to help others while recovering from burns

 UNC Physics and Astronomy Professor Daniel Reichart's Thursday didn't go quite as planned.   “I was on my way to get some ice cream and I saw fire,” said Reichart.  “I just thought it was simple arson. Growing up I was an Eagle Scout so I have some similarity with fires. I never saw the perpetrator, everything just accelerated so fast.”

Homecoming weekend aims to unite Carolina community

At UNC, homecoming week is a time where current students and alumni  come together to share their love for Carolina. This years theme is “One Heel of a Storm”. The Homecoming Committee is holding events all week in the Pit , in addition to special events every night.