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Issack Boru, radiology imaging supervisor and clinical instructor for the Division of Radiologic Science, poses in the door to his office in Bondurant Hall, home to the UNC School of Medicine, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Boru traveled with RAD-AID international in 2018 to partner with and teach radiologists at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

UNC radiologic technologist honors father's legacy through work and scholarship fund

When Issack Boru was six years old, his father suffered a head injury that caused internal bleeding. With a lack of medical imaging technology where they lived in Ethiopia, the diagnosis was delayed and his father was unable to receive proper treatment. He passed away nearly 10 years later. So Boru is working to make sure this doesn't happen to other families.

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Chancellor Carol Folt smiles as she walks in the University Day procession from South Building to Memorial Hall on October 11, 2016.

With 15 days left as UNC's chancellor, Folt looks back at her controversial tenure

After replacing former UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp in 2013, Chancellor Folt has outlasted numerous scandals and gained respect among faculty, staff and students alike. From her first day on campus as the first female chancellor, Folt and the position she occupied has been inundated by firsts and lasts.  Folt’s accelerated departure has been met with letters of support and criticism. As students look with uncertainty at the new vacancy and the state of the University in the coming semester, one thing is certain: Folt's tenure will be remembered, for better or worse. 

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