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Multiple UNC graduate programs receive high rankings by U.S. News & World ReportThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received high ratings on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” Following are the complete UNC-Chapel Hill rankings that will be available in the “Best Graduate Schools 2017” guidebook. (UNC.edu)
Meet Alexander Julian, Designer of UNC’s Basketball UniformsDipsea, his Yorkshire terrier, nestles into a cashmere sweater. A regular customer walks into Julian’s, and the owner, Alexander Julian, slips away to greet her. Julian begins promoting some of his current sales on sport coats, then points an accusing finger at Dipsea and wraps up his pitch by saying, “With every three jackets, you get one dog!” (Our State Magazine)
Video: The Quad In SpringJust in time for Spring Break, warm temperatures have taken over in Chapel Hill — making Polk Place a busy location. The blooms on the trees are still a few weeks away, but a string of spring temperatures in the mid-70s have made Carolina’s quad a popular gathering place.
Capturing a decisive moment in the University’s historyThis month, the campus marks the 50th anniversary of two showdowns (on March 2 and again on March 9) on Franklin Street and McCorkle Place over the state’s infamous Speaker Ban Law....Jock Lauterer, then a photographer for The Daily Tar Heel, captured the drama of those days with two iconic photos taken with his trusty World War II-era Rolleicord camera. (UNC.edu)
Mama Dip's listed as one of the 12 best Southern soul food restaurantsMama Dip's in Chapel Hill has landed on The Culture Trip's list of "The Top 12 Places for Great Soul Food In The Southern States." "On the menu are appetizers of fried green tomatoes, hush puppies, fried pickles, then there’s catfish gumbo, BBQ chicken and pork, fried chicken, country hams, beef livers, chitterlings, and chicken and gravy," writes the travel blog about Mama Dip's. (Triangle Business Journal)
He’s Not Here returns after 21-day absenceHe’s Not Here reopened Friday, and patrons couldn’t help but celebrate. “How am I feeling about He’s Not reopening?” said UNC senior Danny Hogenkamp. “The best.” The bar reopened after a three-week hiatus after authorities say former UNC student Chandler Kania drank underage at He’s Not before driving drunk and hitting another car head-on, killing three people. (Daily Tar Heel)
A Fan Until the End, and BeyondIf your family is willing to put your love of the Tar Heels, Wolfpack, or Blue Devils in your obituary, a usually honest and sincere look at a life, you must have been a big fan. That doesn’t mean you’re an alumnus. The study shows only about a third of all die-hard fans actually went to the college or university they root for. Another third never went to any college. (Our State Magazine)
UNC graduate wins College, Newspaper Photographer of the Year in same yearThe project starts with a picture of a woman standing among piles of waterlogged family belongings. It ends 10 photographs later, with her 7-year-old daughter floating peacefully on the river that flooded the family’s home five months prior. Photojournalist Carolyn Van Houten documented the story of the Bamberger family from Blanco, Texas. (Daily Tar Heel)
Eight Years Marked Since Murder of Eve CarsonSaturday marked eight years since UNC Student Body President Eve Carson was murdered. She was shot and killed in Chapel Hill in 2008. Laurence Lovette Junior is currently serving a life sentence for her murder. Demario Atwater pleaded guilty and is serving two life sentences. (TWC News)
UNC takes on Duke at Special Olympics basketball gameSpecial Olympics North Carolina athletes from Durham and Orange counties will join together on the same team with students from programs at Duke University and UNC. They will compete in the third UNC Special Olympics vs. Duke Unified Basketball Game at 9 a.m. in Duke’s Brodie Gym. (Daily Tar Heel)
Video: UNC alum honors Dean Smith by painting muralCarolina alum Scott Nurkin is close to completing his mural of Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Dean Smith – which Nurkin began two days after Smith’s death in February, 2015.
Carolina, Duke put rivalry to good causeIn the weeks between the first UNC-Duke basketball game and the second regular-season match-up on March 5, Habitat for Humanity organizations from both universities are going head-to-head to see who can raise the most money for their organizations. Money collected during the “Duke versus UNC Habitat Challenge” will go toward purchasing supplies for local Habitat for Humanity projects. (UNC.edu)
Three UNC Faculty Named Sloan Research FellowsThree faculty members from UNC have been awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. It is a two year grant that is given to early-career scientists and provides $55,000 to be used for their research. Jillian Dempsey and Alexander Miller are both assistant professors in the Chemistry Department and Zhen Gu is an assistant professor in UNC and NC State’s joint biomedical engineering program. (Chapelboro.com)
Carolina climbs to No. 12 among Peace Corps’ volunteer-producing colleges and universitiesCarolina is ranked No. 12 among large schools on the Peace Corps’ 2016 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, up three spots from last year. There are 39 Tar Heels currently volunteering around the world and 1,258 alumni have served in the Peace Corps since the agency’s founding in 1961. (UNC.edu)
Bowman Gray Memorial Pool's history isn't forgottenAs it nears its eighth decade, the Bowman Gray Memorial Pool’s future is uncertain.Director of Campus Recreation Bill Goa said the campus recreation master plan is currently being reviewed, along with the functions of all indoor and outdoor facilities.The master plan will assess if the 78-year-old indoor pool still fits the needs of students and whether it should be renovated or replaced with a more modern facility. (Daily Tar Heel)