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Local Lore: Hinton JamesHinton James Hall is one of the three original student buildings at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The building, traditionally home to Carolina freshmen, houses almost a thousand students per semester. HoJo is more than just an old building with a bustling interior, however. Hinton James Hall is named for the first student to attend UNC, arriving in 1795. (Chapelboro.com)
If you can only eat three meals in Chapel Hill, make sure they’re hereUNC’s gorgeous flagship campus in Chapel Hill, with its towering trees and stately brick buildings, may be the center of life in the classic Southern college town, but it also hosts an impressive art museum, a planetarium and a botanical garden. The home of the Tar Heels is also basketball central. Keep in mind that this is a partisan town: Wear the right color blue. (Washington Post)
Carolina’s largest-ever research award reaches $232 millionOne of the largest research awards made to UNC just got bigger, making MEASURE Evaluation not only Carolina’s largest project in global health, but the largest single award the University has ever received. MEASURE Evaluation is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the United States Agency for International Development led by the Carolina Population Center. (UNC.edu)
Carolina sets 13th consecutive record for first-year applicationsFor the 13th consecutive year, UNC received a record number of applications for fall 2018. The 43,384 applications reflect a 6 percent increase over last year. The 25,867 first-year applicants who applied before the early deadline were notified of their admissions decisions on Jan. 26. Admission was offered to 5,125 North Carolina students and 2,742 out-of-state students. (UNC.edu)
UNC-Chapel Hill earns top sustainability ratingsThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been nationally and internationally recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System and the University of Indonesia’s Green Metric for its work in promoting and maintaining sustainable practices. (UNC.edu)
UNC Opioid Research Sees Progress Amid Growing CrisisUNC scientists and collaborators have made progress toward their goal of developing opioid medications without negative side effects among a growing opioid epidemic. One of the lead researchers is Dr. Daniel Wacker, who said the focus of the research is to understand how specific drugs interact with receptors in the body that give the effects of that drug. (Chapelboro.com)
UNC desegregation pioneer John Lewis Brandon dies at age 80Two of the three men who successfully challenged racial segregation as undergraduates at North Carolina’s flagship university have now died in less than a month. John Lewis Brandon, 80, died Tuesday at a hospital outside Houston of complications from cancer. The three applied to UNC in 1955. They were rejected until a federal court judge ordered their admission. (Associated Press)
Local Lore: Sutton’s Drug StoreGone are the times when local drug stores pulled triple duty as soda fountains and burger joints, but Sutton’s Drug Store in Chapel Hill has been keeping the tradition of a hot grill and cold drinks right behind the aisles alive and well since 1923. A storied landmark on Franklin Street, every inch of Sutton's is covered in photos of regular patrons and Chapel Hill royalty alike. (Chapelboro.com)
Jeopardy streak comes to an end for UNC grad, Raleigh high school teacher Lee QuinnBroughton High School's very own Lee Quinn won $42,800 in a dominating performance Wednesday and Thursday nights. That streak unfortunately came to an end Friday night. His first appearance on Wednesday night, the Raleigh teacher garnered $22,400 and Thursday night, he brought in $20,400. Quinn teaches a class called 'Theory of Knowledge' at Broughton. (ABC 11)
Video: UNC Students Sing School Song in Snow at Kenan StadiumUNC students celebrated a snow day by singing on the school’s football field in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, January 17. Orange County recorded ten or more inches of snow from the storm. Classes at the university were cancelled on January 17, as well as January 18, as a result. Students can be heard singing the school's alma mater, Hark the Sound, in this video. (MSN.com)
Video: Snow days at CarolinaWinter weather canceled classes at Carolina on Wednesday and Thursday, but the campus was still buzzing with excitement for the snow. Take a look at Carolina's campus from the air after several inches of snow fell on January 17, 2018.
Photos: Winter Comes To Blue HeavenThe winter storm that arrived in central North Carolina on Wednesday brought out the inner child in many Tar Heels, including Argyle Report writers and photographers. Our Alex Kormann captured a snowball fight (that some of our staff were party to), and Caleb Jones snuck over for some great shots of the Old Well. (Argyle Report)
Like Mike: UNC student sets world record in Space Jam PinballMichelle Liang of the University of North Carolina put up a mind-boggling 148,280,430 in Space Jam Pinball— besting the world record of 110,011,080 — at the Baxter Bar & Arcade on North Graham Street in Chapel Hill. According to Pinside.com, this gives Liang the world wide record in Space Jam Pinball. She was able to accomplish the feat in a span of two hours. (Argyle Report)
UNC students share what drives their activismSenior Sarah Wright is a co-director of Nourish UNC, a campus organization that seeks to address social and economic justice through social entrepreneurship and community partnerships. For five weeks, Nourish UNC provided low-cost lunch options for those participating in the Boycott UNC movement. Later, Nourish switched to a pay-what-you-can model. (Daily Tar Heel)
January 15, 1795: UNC Holds Its Opening CeremonyUNC held its opening ceremony on January 15, 1795, and soon after became the first state university to enroll students. The winter of 1794-1795 had been rough, and the roads were a muddy mess. It was a cold, windy, rainy day and the area looked more like a construction site than a college campus. Only the East Building and the unpainted wooden house of the Presiding Professor had been completed. (UNC.edu)