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Tuesday April 13th

Faculty And Administration


Matthew Andrews, the Chiron Award winner, sits in his office covered in sports paraphernalia. Contrib/Photo Credit: Sarah Leck. 

Matthew Andrews hits a home run to win Chiron Award

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. 

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UNC Political Science Professor Andrew Reynolds has been shortlisted to be the United Nation’s  Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.   Photo courtesy of Andrew Reynolds.

Q&A with UNC's Andrew Reynolds short-listed for top UN position for LGBTQ rights

Andrew Reynolds, UNC professor and founder of the UNC LGBTQ Representation and Rights Research Initiative, has been short-listed for the UN position of Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Reynolds also has an upcoming book, The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World (Oxford University Press).  Staff writer Jessica Snouwaert interviewed Reynolds about the importance the UN position for LQBTQ rights and representation and the motivations behind his upcoming book. 

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The 'Academic-Athletic' scandal leaves academic reforms in its wake

UNC's academic scandal recently came to a close, but its effects are ongoing. In response to the academic irregularities that were brought to light in 2011, the University instituted several policy reforms. The reforms are described as "extensive steps in the long journey to bring a painful chapter in campus history to a proper conclusion."

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Provost Jim Dean addresses the Board of Trustees regarding the James B. Hunt Institute in March.

Provost Jim Dean steps down

Chancellor Carol Folt sent an email to the Carolina Community around 11 a.m. announcing that Jim Dean, executive vice chancellor and provost, is stepping down after 4 years in his position. 

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