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.
“It’s really nice to get outside, especially when there is really nice weather. “It’s great too because of the triangle formation you can talk to new people you haven’t met in your residence halls,” said first-year Luke Morin.
Listen up, Carolina sports devotees. The Faculty Athletics Committee met Tuesday afternoon to address the underperformance of Black male athletes and the sports department's plans for more funding. Here is what you need to know.
The Daily Tar Heel was approved to receive funding from student fees to cover travel expenses. The DTH stopped receiving funding from the University in 1993, to avoid a conflict of interest. “Since we’re serving the University with our sports coverage, we’re serving our students that way. We think it’s fair that we ask for some money to cover that,” said Matt Queen, president of the DTH Board of Directors.
The Faculty Athletics Committee met Tuesday afternoon to discuss predicted GPAs for special talent students and slavery-dependent Kenan family wealth, and here is what happened.
After existing for only one year on campus, the Carolina Jump Rope Club has garnered student interest from both experienced and inexperienced jumpers. UNC will even host next year's University Jump Rope Summit.
What would happen if you took a nationally-ranked hospital system and school of medicine and combined it with one of the finest engineering programs in the nation? You would get the UNC/North Carolina State University Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, a unique partnership between the two universities that gives students access to a wealth of resources across both campuses.
For most people, talking is a routine part of the day that doesn't receive much thought. From answering questions in class, to hanging out with friends, speech is nearly effortless. For 1 percent of the world’s population, this isn't the case.
If you were going to die tomorrow what would you talk about tonight? That’s the prompt given to the annual winner of the Chiron Award for their award lecture. The Chiron Award is given each year to a professor nominated by their students in recognition of their character and service to the undergraduate population. It was inspired by the last lecture of Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie-Mellon who had been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.
When he was 15 years old, Tibor Spitz crawled out of a hand built shelter, dug into the side of a hill in Slovakia, where he had spent the previous seven months hiding from the German army. 73 years later, he walked into the Student Union Auditorium to help ensure people do not forget the horrors he and other Jews went through during the Holocaust.