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Video: Meet UNC alum Dr. Wesley Price, who helped treat Ronald Reagan's gunshot woundAs the Tar Heels prepare to face Indiana on Friday in the Sweet 16 in Philadelphia, UNC alum Dr. Wesley Price recounts the tense moments of extracting a bullet barely an inch from Ronald Reagan's heart after he was shot in Philadelphia prior to the 1981 UNC-Indiana national championship game.
'She just had a heart for people:' UNC junior Vincey Varghese died March 16Vincey Varghese was many things to many people.She was like a daughter to her youth pastors, a friend to everyone she met, a coach to the youth at her church and a Tar Heel at heart — right down to the UNC blanket laid across her in her casket. Varghese, a junior biology major, died Wednesday from complications following surgery to remove a brain tumor. She was 21. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC Alumni help guide Covenant Scholars through deep questions and sleepless nightsA year after graduating from Carolina, Emerson Evans was waiting tables at the mall, working long hours to pay his bills during a tough recession. Now, eight years after graduating from Carolina, Evans is a project manager at the United States Department of Health and Human Services, overseeing a portfolio of public health grants worth more than $20 million. (UNC.edu)
From Frock Coats to Flip-Flops: 100 years of Fashion at CarolinaThe display cases at Wilson Library hold real clothes and accessories that Tar Heels wore on campus from 1900 to 2000, donated by Carolina alumni. From classic cashmere sweaters worn in the 1950s to a pair of Levis lovingly patched with colorful scraps from the end of the 1960s, the shifting sartorial splendor of college students is on display. (UNC.edu)
Clef Hangers’ history highlighted in new filmBeing the oldest a cappella group at UNC can only mean one thing: There’s a lot of history. After seeing the Clef Hangers surprise perform at their president’s sister’s wedding, Story House Media was exposed to the group for the first time. A year later, former Clef Hangers president Channing Mitzell asked the company to create a documentary, eventually called “The Pursuit of Harmony.” (Daily Tar Heel)
Speaker Ban Protests: 50 Years LaterTensions have been high on the UNC campus in recent months over issues including race on campus and the recent selection of Margaret Spellings as UNC System President. But March of 2016 marks 50 years since another set of protests took over Chapel Hill to oppose the Speaker Ban law on university campuses across the state. (Chapelboro.com)
UNC professor credited with first use of ‘**** happens’A small index card from 1983 has made English professor Connie Eble famous. Written on that card is the first known printed use of “shit happens,” forever linking her name to the phrase. “If you go on Wikipedia and look at ‘shit happens,’ you see my name,” Eble said. (Daily Tar Heel)
10 coolest UNC alumni, ranked10. Caleb Bradham (Class of 1890) The inventor of Pepsi-Cola. He’s an alum so we share Tar Heel bonds, but I’m from Atlanta, so I still have to be Team Coke. 9. Peyton Reed (Class of 1986) An American film director most recently known for directing "Yes Man" and Marvel’s "Ant-Man," but more importantly known for directing "Bring It On!" (Daily Tar Heel)
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)