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Dr. Stephan Moll pictured in his office on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Moll, a blood clot expert in the UNC School of Medicine, recently assisted NASA when an astronaut on the International Space Station had a blood clot in the jugalar vein of their neck.

From the '60s to today, UNC continues growing its relationship with NASA

UNC has had a strong relationship with NASA for over 50 years. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin trained at Morehead Planetarium before embarking on the Apollo 11 mission, and now, the University still provides valuable research, education, experts and more to NASA. One of these experts is Dr. Stephan Moll, a UNC blood research expert who helped NASA flight surgeons treat an astronaut who had a blood clot in space. NASA also shows substantial interest in connecting with UNC students, and the relationship between the agency and the University is continuing to grow.

1/16/2020 11:03pm

A plaque to honor William Alexander Graham, Confederate States Senator among many other titles, is pictured on display in Memorial Hall on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. After the UNC System's decision to give funding and perpetual rights to Silent Sam to the North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans, Carolina Performing Arts released a statement on how surprised they were about the decision. Though CPA's statement recognized the plaques as a reminder of Southern history, their future is unknown.

'Distorted and false version of history': CPA responds to Silent Sam settlement

On Dec. 20, Carolina Performing Arts released a statement in response to the Sons of Confederate Veterans settlement. Chancellor Emeritus James Moeser said CPA is "appalled at the agreement entered into on our behalf by the UNC System Board of Governors."  However, CPA is also dealing with its own place in history. Its primary venue, Memorial Hall, prominently displays plaques in remembrance of founders of the University and memorializing Confederate alumni. Now, CPA recognizes its role in addressing these difficult issues through art.


1/17/2020 9:27am

Photo by Dustin Duong. 

‘A really cool little ecosystem’: A look at the world of UNC basketball Twitter

North Carolina men’s basketball is one of the few college teams in the country that can boast a veritable and vibrant community of amateur pundits, hashtaggers and meme creators. This season notwithstanding, the Tar Heels are one of the most successful programs in the history of the sport; with that success comes a certain level of online fandom and — it’s fair to say — fanaticism.