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Protesters sit out national anthem in student section at Pittsburgh game

Four days after Keith Lamont Scott, a black man, was shot and killed by Charlotte police, more than 100 students wearing black protested police brutality in the student section of Kenan Memorial Stadium during Saturday’s game against Pittsburgh. The students sat silently while the national anthem played. Many raised their fists. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC School of Dentistry Honors Slain Students with 2nd Annual DEAH DAY

Approximately 400 students in the UNC School of Dentistry spread around several organizations and locations on Thursday for DEAH DAY – a day of service honoring Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha, who were shot and killed in February 2015. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: '20/20' feature on Faith Hedgepeth

ABC News program '20/20' dedicated its Friday night show to the unsolved 2012 murder in Chapel Hill of UNC student Faith Hedgepeth. (ABC)

Heels for Homes building on history

The Northside community has long been the largest African-American community in Chapel Hill. Originally called Potters Field, it was established more than 100 years ago as a home within easy walking distance of campus for University employees, workers who built the stone walls that surround the campus and hauled water from the Old Well to student dorms. (UNC.edu)

Chapel Hill startups represent in Washington, D.C.

Two Chapel Hill-based startups — EpiCypher and Renovion — attended the first University Startups Demo Day in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, the companies attended the event — sponsored by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer — along with 33 other startups from universities. At the demo day, members of the startups met with their respective members of Congress. (Daily Tar Heel)

‘20/20’ set to examine Faith Hedgepeth murder case

Four years ago Sept. 7, Faith Hedgepeth, the vibrant 19-year old UNC student from Hollister, North Carolina, was beaten to death in her Chapel Hill apartment. In recent months, ABC 20/20 producer Miguel Sancho been exhaustively investigating the Hedgepeth murder case. This Friday at 10 p.m. ET, 20/20 plans to devote the hour to this vicious, unsolved crime. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Kenan-Flagler’s online MBA@UNC program ranked No. 1 by The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review has ranked the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School’s MBA@UNC program the No. 1 online MBA program for a second consecutive year. UNC Kenan-Flagler launched the pioneering MBA@UNC program with 19 students in 2011; today, the program has 765 enrolled students from 46 states and 15 countries. (UNC.edu)

Business school students raise money to send 13-year-old brain cancer patient to Maui

Jim Kitchen, entrepreneur-in-residence at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, tasked his class with raising $40,000 in two weeks for charity. Some of the money will send 13-year-old Will, a brain cancer patient, to the Maui Invitational Tournament in November. “The project is really about the intersection of profit and purpose,” Kitchen said. (Daily Tar Heel)

‘Spirit of innovation’ at UNC

Of the more than 800 startups created at universities across the country this year, only 35 have been handpicked as the best and earned an opportunity to showcase their work to members of the U.S. Congress. Two of those top startups have their roots at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (UNC.edu)

Ceremony unveils marker for unmarked graves in Old Chapel Hill Cemetery

A marker was unveiled on Sunday in remembrance of 361 unmarked African-American graves at the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery. On Feb. 29, a marker that was erected to pay respect to the unmarked graves was uprooted after community backlash over the lack of a proper dedication ceremony. (Daily Tar Heel)

Free street libraries pepper downtown Chapel Hill

Three and a half years ago, Meg McGurk, the executive director of the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, thought of an idea to increase literacy in Chapel Hill. She’d heard of other communities setting up free small libraries in their downtown areas, and was driven to set up one in Chapel Hill. (Daily Tar Heel)

Thomas Wolfe: Big man on campus

One of the University’s most famous graduates didn’t really want to come here. Future novelist Thomas Clayton Wolfe of Asheville had his heart set on going to Princeton University or perhaps the University of Virginia. But – much like his thinly disguised alter ego, Eugene Gant, in Look Homeward, Angel – his father decided otherwise. (UNC.edu)

Me Fine Foundation, Directed by UNC Alum Joey Powell, Supports Families with Kids in Local Hospitals

While selling ads on ESPN Radio by day and volunteering at many nonprofits – from Ronald McDonald House and being a Big Brother – during his spare time, Joey Powell realized something was missing. “I needed to do something more meaningful in my life.” He started small. (Durham Magazine)

UNC professor's book inspires Disney's 'Queen of Katwe'

A book written by a UNC Chapel Hill professor is hitting the big screen as a Disney movie. "Queen of Katwe" will be in theaters in just a few weeks, and author Tim Crothers said he was very surprised when Disney selected his book, "The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster," to become a screenplay. (ABC 11)

Carolina recognized for outstanding commitment to diversity, inclusion for 2nd year in a row

Insight Into Diversity, the nation’s oldest and largest diversity-focused higher education magazine, has selected the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to receive its prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the second year in a row. The award recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. (UNC.edu)

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