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New UNC Master Plan Looks at Future School Space

As the nation’s oldest public university has nearly built out its main campus, UNC officials are planning for its future reach on university-owned properties throughout Chapel Hill. The university owns nearly 4,000 acres throughout the town, according to university documents. And while not all of that is developable, Chapel Hillians can expect to see projects and changes. (Chapelboro.com)

Paul Hardin’s Legacy Lives on Through Carolina Blood Drive

Barbara Hardin arrived in the Dean Smith Center last week ready to encourage donors at the 30th Carolina Blood Drive. Her late husband and former UNC Chancellor, Paul Hardin, was to be honored for his work with the drive. She didn’t expect to learn something new about Paul from the presentation. “I didn’t know that he had started it,” Hardin said. (Chapelboro.com)

Construction Set to Begin on UNC's Media Center

UNC will soon begin construction on a new media communications center in preparation for the launch of the ACC Network in the fall of 2019. The school’s Board of Trustees approved the design of the facility, which will feature studios, control rooms, office space, and a large video board in 13,600 square feet at Koury Natatorium. The construction is part of a $10 million project. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Approves New Production Center for ACC Network

UNC is preparing for construction of a new $10 million studio building on south campus. The university Board of Trustees approved the project’s design, which will replace the street side of Koury Natatorium, directly beside the Dean Smith Center. The production center will be used to broadcast games and create digital content on the upcoming ACC television channel. (Chapelboro.com)

Carolina to enter a phase of strategic ‘renovation and renewal’

In her presentation of a draft Campus Master Plan to the Board of Trustees, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services Anna Wu revealed a broad vision of a campus reimagined as a more welcoming, connected and service-oriented space. “The Trustees challenged the University to align our next master plan development with The Blueprint for Next strategic framework." (UNC.edu)

UNC Board of Trustees Revoke Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

UNC’s Board of Trustees voted Thursday morning to revoke comedian Bill Cosby’s honorary degree. The decision comes following Cosby’s conviction of sexual assault in late April. Chancellor Carol Folt says this is the first time the university has ever revoked an honorary degree, which was presented to Cosby in 2003. Folt describes this decision as a necessary step. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC sports and the Supreme Court’s sports betting decision

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a rare non-5-4 decision that struck down the the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. Now, other places have details on what this means for sports betting in general and in the state that you are reading this. What does this mean for UNC, though? The NCAA can take a couple of courses with this. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC leaders reject finding that administrators meddled in controversial sports history class

UNC Chancellor Carol Folt and the Board of Trustees rejected a faculty grievance committee's report concluding that administrators pressured the history department over the scheduling of a class that delved into UNC's athletics scandal. History professor Jay Smith had filed a grievance alleging that his course, "Big-Time College Sports and the Rights of Athletes," drew undue scrutiny. (Charlotte Observer)

Dick Baddour Explains What Makes Roy Williams Successful

Dick Baddour had made the hire and now was ready to support Roy Williams and watch him work. "There wasn't really any question in my mind that he would get it done," Baddour said on a recent episode of the Carolina Insider Podcast. "I didn't know how soon he would get it done. But nobody works, nobody works like Roy Williams works, that I have seen." (Inside Carolina)

Dick Baddour Details UNC's Second Attempt to Secure Roy Williams

After deciding not to return to his alma mater in the summer of 2000, Roy Williams led Kansas to three Sweet Sixteens, two Final Fours, and one National Championship game. In those three seasons, Williams was 89-19 overall and 42-6 in conference. "In my mind, there was no question with where we should go," Baddour said on the Carolina Insider Podcast. (Inside Carolina)

Former UNC Associate AD Nicki Moore Named Colgate Director of Athletics

Nicki Moore has been selected to lead Colgate's athletics, recreation and physical education programs, following a national search for a new athletics director. Colgate sponsors 25 Division I teams with more than 500 student-athletes. Moore comes to Colgate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she has served as Senior Associate Athletic Director. (Colgate Athletics)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Dick Baddour

Tuesday's edition of the Carolina Insider podcast includes a candid interview with former University of North Carolina athletic director Dick Baddour. Join hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com for a must-listen discussion. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC provost Jim Dean named president of the University of New Hampshire

On Wednesday, the University of New Hampshire announced that Jim Dean, a former provost and executive vice chancellor at UNC, would become its 20th president. In August of 2017, Dean stepped down from his position as provost at UNC. Prior to his four years as provost, he worked at the Kenan-Flagler Business School for 15 years as a faculty member and dean. (Daily Tar Heel)

The Rising Price Tag for Tar Heel Athletics

As the costs of college athletics continue to rise, perhaps the only thing keeping pace is the anxiety about being able to cover them. It's a burden that North Carolina officials meet head-on. The total operating expenses for UNC's athletic department rose again in 2016-17, reaching $96.5 million. UNC's operating expenses were about $83.5 million three years ago. (Inside Carolina)

UNC and Nike headed for another contract but don’t expect Ohio State or Texas-type money

UNC is closing in on a contract extension with Nike, and it is expected to be finalized next month. The contract extension likely will be another 10-year deal. While Ohio State and Texas have each recently received deals with Nike worth more than $250 million, UNC AD Bubba Cunningham did not anticipate UNC’s deal to be in the same financial stratosphere. (Charlotte Observer)

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