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Back to school 2016: A look backThousands of Tar Heels — including nearly 5,000 new students — arrived in Chapel Hill over the last week as the University kicked off the new semester. With the school year underway, take a look back unc.edu’s coverage of some of Carolina’s new students and the back to school festivities. (UNC.edu)
Daily Tar Heel Attempts To Solve Financial DifficultyThe clock is ticking for the Daily Tar Heel, as the 123-year-old newspaper attempts to solve the biggest problem facing modern journalism – finances. “We have about two years of money in our savings account, if we didn’t save anything, before we run out of money,” new general manager Betsy O’Donovan said. (Chapelboro.com)
Advice for UNC’s class of 2020According to UNC, this class is made up of students from 96 counties in North Carolina, 41 different states, and 18 countries. As a graduate from the class of 2005, I look back on my four (OK, maybe five) years at UNC as some of the best years of my life, and wish I wouldn’t have taken that time for granted. (Tar Heel Blog)
UNC journalism students cover Rio Olympics and have cool stories to prove itAs a child, Paul Beam dreamt of being an Olympic swimmer. So when he got the opportunity to cover water polo at the Rio Olympics, he was excited to see the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in person. He did more than just see the venue — he swam in it, a longstanding tradition for staff at the Olympics. (Daily Tar Heel)
Poster sale brings in traffic and money to Chapel Hill Street Scene Teen CenterUNC students flock to the poster sale at the Chapel Hill Street Scene Teen Center every year to decorate their residence halls and apartment walls. The poster sale will run until Sept. 2 at Street Scene, below the U.S. Post Office on Franklin Street. The sale has been taking place at Street Scene for over 20 years, said Samathryn Witham, the Street Scene supervisor. (Daily Tar Heel)
Video: FDOC 2016 - Welcome backFor thousands of Carolina students Tuesday was their first first-day-of-classes (FDOC). For thousands more, it was the final time they hopped on a bus and joined fellow Tar Heels on their way to FDOC.
New management, same brand: Barnes & Noble College takes over Student StoresAlthough the Student Stores retained its brand under the new management, changes can be seen below the surface. For the first time in the history of the Student Stores, its director is an employee of a private company. Also for the first time, the director, Michele Gretch Carter, is a woman. Gretch Carter said she hopes the stores become a gathering place for students. (Daily Tar Heel)
Construction on three projects in downtown Chapel Hill continues into school yearCarolina Square is a $120 million mixed-used development project that includes three buildings, a public square and more than 200,000 square feet of office, retail and residential space. “We have made great progress this summer,” said Jeff Furman, vice president of development at Northwood Ravin, the construction company working on the project. (Daily Tar Heel)
James Taylor home in Chapel Hill sells for $1.66M, higher than asking priceA Manhattan couple known as major art benefactors in both the Northeast and in North Carolina has emerged as the highest bidders for the boyhood home of Grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter James Taylor in Chapel Hill. (Triangle Business Journal)
Carolina welcomes 4,254 new undergraduate studentsThe 4,254 first-year students expected to start classes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill next week were chosen from 35,875 applicants. An additional 779 students are joining the Carolina community as transfer students. The new first-year class includes 3,523 North Carolinians, an increase of 7.6 percent over last year’s class. (UNC.edu)
UNC alum, Indiegogo founder Danae Ringelmann was rejected 90 times—here's how she bounced backAccording to Danae Ringelmann, the co-founder and chief development officer of crowdfunding site Indiegogo, we live in a world that loves to say "no." "The key to thriving and to making it all happen is to turn those obstacles ... into challenges," she told CNBC in a recent interview. (CNBC)
Southern Season Sold at AuctionChapel Hill-based Southern Season was sold at auction on Friday. The gourmet-food retailer went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this summer..The Triangle Business Journal is reporting that Delaware-based kitchen retailer Calvert Retail put in the winning bid in bankruptcy court of $3.5 million. (Chapelboro.com)
UNC Pharmacy Dean Receives National AwardDean of UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Robert Blouin received high honor for his work within the field. Blouin was named the 2016 Parker Medalist presented as the College’s Paul F. Parker Medal for Distinguished Service to the Profession of Pharmacy. (Chapelboro.com)
Carolina ranks 35th in 2016 Academic Ranking of World UniversitiesThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 35th in the world and 25th in the U.S. among global universities, according to the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on August 15. Carolina was ranked 39th in 2015 and 36th in 2014. (UNC.edu)
UNC School of Social Work professors among country’s ‘high impact’ scholarsFour professors at the UNC School of Social Work have been named among the country’s most prominent social work scholars, according to a recent study published in the journal Research on Social Work Practice. Distinguished Professors Sheryl Zimmerman, Mark Fraser, Gary Bowen, and Matthew Howard were recognized among the top 40 academics. (UNC.edu)