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Embrace High-Velocity Change, Folt Tells University Day Audience

Chancellor Carol L. Folt told a University Day audience to fasten their seatbelts for a fast and accelerating ride on the road to higher education innovation. On the 222nd anniversary of the laying of Old East’s cornerstone on Oct. 12, 1793, Folt said at the two-year mark in her chancellorship that “I have now experienced first-hand, in a thousand different ways, how our diverse, passionate, forward- and globally minded community is already changing the world.” (UNC General Alumni Association)

University leaders address decrease in higher ed funding

In an age of budget cuts, a recent UNC forum reaffirmed the value of a liberal arts education.The forum included familiar faces — such as UNC System President Tom Ross and Chancellor Carol Folt — as well as local business leaders and professors. Claude Clegg, professor of African American and diaspora studies and history at UNC, said the marketplace plays a direct role in the product higher education institutions produce. (Daily Tar Heel)

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt: A Nobel achievement

When I saw the Carolina blue skies this morning, I knew it was going to be a great day. And indeed it is. Today, we have the rare opportunity to celebrate and congratulate Dr. Aziz Sancar, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the UNC School of Medicine, on his receipt of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. This achievement marks the pinnacle of a great scientific career. (UNC.edu)

Faculty Council says new athletics committee will have Faculty Athletics ties

Debate broke out before a final vote on a resolution to start a new committee on the future of academics and college sports.Friday’s resolution was a substitute for an original proposal by history professor Jay Smith. The main change made in the substitute version was to ensure Faculty Athletics Committee would have a voice in the new committee. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Faculty Chair Bruce Cairns Suffers Heart Attack

UNC has announced that Faculty Chair, and North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center Director, Dr. Bruce Cairns suffered a heart attack last Friday, September 18. The university released a story on Wednesday saying Cairns was visiting the UNC Wellness Center at the time of the incident. (Chapelboro.com)

Tar Heels AD Bubba Cunningham talks shop

On Friday, North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham invited the visiting media from Champaign-Urbana into his office for a 20-minute talk about sports, NCAA troubles and the College Football Playoff (which he opposed): (Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette)

Faculty Athletics Committee opposes new athletic task force

The Faculty Athletics Committee has voiced dissent against a resolution proposed to the Faculty Council to create an ad hoc committee that would investigate how the changing climate of college athletics around the nation affects UNC. (Daily Tar Heel)

Folt: UNC Creates New History Task Force

In the wake of the controversy over renaming Saunders Hall, UNC Chancellor Carol Folt has created a task force dedicated to “curating and teaching a full and accurate history of UNC-Chapel Hill.” It’s called the Task Force on UNC-Chapel Hill History – managed by historian Cecelia Moore and co-chaired by Vice Chancellor Winston Crisp, American Indian Center director Amy Locklear Hertel, and history professor James Leloudis. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Chancellor Carol Folt on SACS, NOA, Silent Sam and more (audio)

UNC Chancellor Carol Folt has just started her third academic year at the helm of UNC. She spoke with WCHL’s Blake Hodge about a number of campus-related topics. (Chapelboro.com)

Campus leaders determined to help restore public trust

Bruce Cairns, who is entering his second year as chair of the Faculty Council, and Charles Streeter, who is starting his third year as chair of the Employee Forum, represent different constituents, but they serve the same University. They are also bound by a shared goal for the new academic year: restoring public trust in the institution. (University Gazette)

Editorial mistaken about Hatchell

As a women’s basketball season ticketholder, a faculty member and a female, I felt compelled to respond to the misleading Daily Tar Heel editorial from Thursday on the women’s basketball situation. Many recent articles and letters have touted claims that women’s basketball is being offered up as the sacrificial lamb in our scandal to save the revenue sports. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Launches New Academic Support Website for Student-Athletes

UNC has launched a new website centered on academic services for student-athletes. The Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes at UNC announced the new website that offers information regarding all of the academic support services offered to student-athletes at Carolina, according to the ASPSA Director Michelle Brown. (Chapelboro.com)

Carol Folt, Stephen Hawking kick off historic physics conference

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt welcomed renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in front of a sold-out crowd at the Hawking Radiation Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, on Monday. Hawking’s public lecture was an early highlight of the historic gathering of the world’s most accomplished physicists. (UNC.edu)

Refusing to Argue With Stupidity

The fact that the N&O editorial board has resorted to throwing the kitchen sink at the UNC scandal in hopes that by throwing around inflammatory terms like “sexism” they may just catch the eye of some national hot-take artist. That or their target audience is literally PackPride. Either way it’s truly a recklessness that reeks of desperation. (Tar Heel Depot)

Chansky’s Notebook: Vicious Cycle Continues

Will the Wainstein Report ever go away? Not looking like it. For the media and all those ABC fans, the Wainstein Report is the gift that keeps on giving. That one last independent probe into the academic scandal, which the Board of Governors and Chancellor believed we needed, traded transparency for protection of the university’s image and brand. Needless, I say, because what was broken had already been fixed. (Chapelboro.com)

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