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After 45-Year Wait, James Taylor Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard Chart

After a 45-year wait, legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor has earned his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Before This World. The album, which was released on June 16 through Concord Records, arrives atop the chart dated July 4 — more than 45 years after Taylor arrived on the list with Sweet Baby James (on the March 14, 1970 list). (Billboard.com)

Fund Established to Honor Chapel Hill Shooting Victims

A fund has been established to continue the service work and honor the memory of two UNC dental students who were killed earlier this year. UNC and the Dental Foundation of North Carolina have established a new memorial award honoring the late Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha. Barakat, his wife Yusor, and her younger sister Razan were all shot and killed in February of this year in the Finley Forest Condos. (Chapelboro.com)

William B. Aycock led UNC through turbulent times

Former Chancellor William Brantley Aycock, who died Saturday at age 99, guided UNC through a tumultuous period in history. Aycock was chancellor from 1957 to 1964. During this time the University saw an increase of 500 students each year due to the baby boom. Aycock created expansion projects to accommodate the growing student body despite facing budget cuts from the North Carolina legislature. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC listed among 10 best public universities in the U.S.

Chartered in 1789, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a long tradition of providing students with rigorous academic programs. The school offers 78 undergraduate programs with many ranking among the best in the U.S. (USA Today)

Carolina junior’s documentary to air Thursday on UNC-TV

Robert Kinlaw’s entry into filmmaking started as a hobby.He spent much of his middle school and high school years behind the eyepiece of a video camera making movies with his friends for their own enjoyment. But this week, Kinlaw’s work behind the camera will reach the masses. The junior UNC-Chapel Hill journalism student’s documentary on the town of White Lake, NC premieres on UNC-TV on Thursday at 10:15 p.m. (UNC.edu)

Remembering Elson Floyd: From segregated North Carolina town to UNC to university president

Floyd, the first black WSU president, grew up in segregated Henderson, North Carolina, on an unpaved street. “We couldn’t even afford paper when he started marking in the sand to add up numbers,” his mother, Dorothy Floyd, told The Spokesman-Review soon after Floyd was hired at WSU. “He always loved education."....Once Elson Floyd graduated from the University of North Carolina, he helped put his three brothers through school. (The Spokesman-Review)

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on Chancellor Aycock

It is with heavy heart that I am writing to let you know of the passing of William B. Aycock ‘48, Chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill from 1957 until 1964 and a truly beloved leader and faculty member over a 40-year association with Carolina. Chancellor Aycock, who was the University’s second chancellor and would have turned 100 this October, was the retired Kenan Professor of Law at UNC School of Law. (UNC.edu)

Former UNC Chancellor William B. Aycock '37 Dies at 99

William Brantley Aycock ’37 (MA, ’48 JD), who began his career as a high school history teacher and became a distinguished professor and chancellor of the University during a period of tremendous growth and social and political upheaval, died Saturday. He was 99. Aycock served 36 years at UNC, 29 of them in the law school, where he won the McCall Teaching Award five times. (UNC.edu)

Washington State University president Elson Floyd, UNC alum and former administrator, dies at 59

Elson Floyd, the beloved president of Washington State University who fought successfully for WSU to have its own medical school even as he himself was ill with cancer, died Saturday. President Floyd, 59, president of WSU for eight years, died in Pullman of complications from colon cancer. He had gone on medical leave just a few weeks ago, and his death came as a shock to many. (Seattle Times)

Jim Lampley, the voice of boxing for nearly 30 years

Jim Lampley has called boxing matches brilliantly for nearly 30 years, the past 27 for HBO, and is the unquestionable voice of boxing in the United States. He has been ringside for the biggest fights over the past three decades and had one memorable call after another, the kind hardcore fans can recite by heart. (ESPN.com)

Stuart Scott: The Story of How He Fought Until the End

ESPN anchor Stuart Scott is in a production trailer by himself and he is in tears. It is days before the Jimmy V Perseverance Award speech he will give during the ESPYs that will become the pièce de résistance of his brilliant career; a career full of in-depth interviews, “boo-yahs” and well-timed, creative, black-folk puns like, “Pitch, don’t kill my vibe.” (The Root)

Jim Lampley humbled to be inducted into International Boxing Hall of Fame

It’s a well-deserved honor for Lampley, who did not begin this journey with anything like this in mind. “I have extremely mixed feelings because I’m a reporter and fame is not the goal,” Lampley said Thursday via telephone from New York City. (Los Angeles Daily News)

Hinton James first to enroll at UNC

The name Hinton James might ring a bell to anyone who is on the campus of the UNC-Wilmington. The campus is home to Hinton James Hall, one of the three original student buildings and today serves as the University admissions office. There’s also a residence hall at UNC-Chapel Hill named for him. But for those who are not familiar with the name, his legacy runs deep. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC graduates share inspirational story in new web series

A couple of UNC graduates have teamed up to create an inspirational web series, helping people facing adversity by sharing their own stories of hardship. Cruz Santibanez was just an average teenager from Smithfield until an explosive cooking accident in 2008 left her badly scarred. "It was very painful. I don't think there's a word that would describe that pain," Santibanez said. (ABC 11)

UNC, Top Administrator Recognized for Innovation

The University and a top administrator each received high honors this week from the Deshpande Foundation. The Deshpande Symposium Awards recognized Judith Cone with the Outstanding Contributions to Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Higher Education Award and the University with the Entrepreneurial University Award for excellence in student engagement and curriculum innovation. (UNC General Alumni Association)

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