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Shirley Ort, creator of the Carolina Covenant, ready to write next chapter

A few days ago, Brian Hogan ambled into Shirley Ort’s office and spotted a replica of the Magna Carta on the nearly empty bookcase in her Pettigrew Hall office. Without missing a beat, Hogan deadpanned, “Shirley, I knew you were old, but I didn’t know you were that old.” (University Gazette)

UNC athletics administrator Dave Lohse receives achievement award

For 39 years, Dave has coordinated public relations at Carolina, at one time or another working with nearly every one of the Tar Heels’ 28 varsity programs. When he came to Chapel Hill in 1977, he was one of three people on staff, so it was all hands on deck for every football and basketball game and he oversaw most of the 26 “non-revenue” sports as well. (College Sports Information Directors Of America)

UNC AD: School will respond to NCAA charges by July deadline

UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham is hopeful the school is finally near the end of its long-running academic scandal. The school is a month away from its 90-day deadline to respond to the NCAA's latest Notice of Allegations (NOA), which outlined five serious charges. "I think we have positive momentum going," Cunningham said. (Associated Press)

UNC settles with former WR involved in alleged hazing incident

UNC has reached a settlement in a case involving the alleged hazing of former Tar Heels walk-on wide receiver Jackson Boyer. Boyer was involved in an alleged physical confrontation with teammates in the Chapel Hill hotel the team stayed in during preseason camp on Aug. 4, 2014. Boyer reportedly suffered a concussion in the alleged incident and received a $795,000 settlement from UNC. (Yahoo! Sports)

Chansky’s Notebook: Baying At The Moon

More bad news for the ABC crowd. Those who love to hate UNC and its athletic program received another dose of reality Thursday when the university came off its probation handed down by the Southern Association of Colleges, whose cumbersome complete name goes by the acronym of SACS. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Message from Chancellor Folt - Carolina off probation

Chancellor Carol Folt: "I am pleased to let you know that The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges informed me today that the board is maintaining our accreditation and removing our University from probation. Please take a moment to watch this video to learn more details about this good news." View Video...

SACS Reviewing UNC Accreditation

The Board of Trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is meeting this week with the University of North Carolina on the docket. The board is reviewing UNC’s accreditation status after the university spent the last academic year on probation following the release of the Wainstein report into the paper class scandal at Carolina. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC receives $27 million from ACC

UNC received nearly $27 million from the ACC during the 2014-15 fiscal year, an increase of $10 million from what the school received during the 2012-13 season. UNC, N.C. State and Duke all received roughly the same amount of money, which marks a record amount for the schools. All ACC member schools are benefiting from a growth in revenue across the board in college athletics. (Daily Tar Heel)

Message from Chancellor Folt: Our hearts go out

On behalf of the Carolina community, I know that you join me in offering sympathy and condolences for the victims, their families and everyone touched by the tragic shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning. Our community is shocked and saddened by this terrible tragedy. It’s important we offer our support and reach out with kindness and compassion to our LGBTQ community and everyone affected by this terrible event. (UNC.edu)

New UNC dean Kevin Guskiewicz signals new era of being big and bold

Call Kevin Guskiewicz the shirtsleeves dean – with all the literal and figurative associations the term evokes. He has occasionally been known to borrow a sports jacket from colleagues when an unexpected request for a TV interview surfaces and he’s dressed a little too casually for the camera. (University Gazette)

Carol Folt: How to Fix Higher Education

At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we spend roughly $170 million a year complying with too-often vague, complex or duplicative state and federal regulations. If we are to keep pace with a changing world, we need to take quick and drastic actions to make our universities more nimble. How can we be more efficient? Where do we have opportunities? (Wall Street Journal)

Folt Announces Launch of UNC’s Ethics and Integrity Website

After moving at what Chancellor Carol Folt called “rocket speed,” UNC has launched a new Ethics and Integrity website to help offer guidance to members of the Carolina community. “It’s a tool that will consolidate all of the information that we have on resources, programs and policies that deal with ethics and integrity,” Folt said at the Board of Trustees meeting last Thursday. (Chapelboro.com)

Catfishing with the Count - The Aftermath

After the Count's prank was revealed, the celebration on Twitter, Inside Carolina and HeelTalk was as good as it gets. I couldn't count the notifications I got on Twitter while pages and pages were dedicated to the prank on UNC message boards. I have to admit, I enjoyed reading every bit of it. But much like the Count of Monte Cristo, I still had revenge to deliver. (Storify)

Catfishing with the Count

A recap of how an ordinary Tar Heel pulled off an extraordinary prank on rival fans. The prank was to infiltrate the lion's den of Banner Chasers and convince them the NCAA was going to give UNC a death penalty-like punishment and then have their hearts ripped out with an amended NOA that actually cleared our most beloved sports programs. (Storify)

UNC 'yard sale,' reminder of NCAA 'amateurism' double standard

On the day of the Tar Heels' "Yard Sale", many former players took to Twitter and voiced their frustration with the sale of jerseys they'd asked the school for, but been refused of. To be clear, most of the Pro Heels (or former Heels) had issue with the fact that much of the sold merchandise ended up on Ebay shortly after (or during) the sale. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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