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New leads pour in on Faith Hedgepeth murder after television special

Chapel Hill police say they have received hundreds of tips after granting ABC's 20/20 exclusive and unprecedented access into their investigation of murdered University of North Carolina sophomore Faith Hedgepeth. Investigators are now following up on the potential new leads that continue to pour in from across the country. (ABC 11)

From Chapel Hill to Africa, Tim Crothers Writes to Inspire

For Tim Crothers, what started as a “good story” from a stranger in a crowd at Squid’s in March 2010 blossomed into an ESPN The Magazine article. It then became a book and now, a much anticipated, star-studded film, “Queen of Katwe.” Tim, a UNC School of Media and Journalism lecturer, has made a career writing about sports culture. (Chapel Hill Magazine)

UNC ranks 3rd among public universities in new measure of graduate success, student learning

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked third among U.S. public universities and tied for 30th overall in a new list based on graduate success and student learning published by The Wall Street Journal and the London-based Times Higher Education. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2017 were posted Wednesday. (UNC.edu)

UNC professor training internet to recognize images

Computer science professor Jan-Michael Frahm is teaching computers to see. Frahm is the head of the 3D Computer Vision group at UNC. Computer vision focuses on teaching computers to learn and gain information from images. “The goal is to make the computer see, to understand the images as we would understand them when we look at them,” Frahm said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Legacy of Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha lives on in service

Four hundred and twenty-three people volunteered Thursday for the second annual Deah Day, a service day that honors former UNC School of Dentistry students Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha. Barakat and Abu-Salha, along with Razan Abu-Salha, Yusor's sister, were killed at a Chapel Hill apartment in February 2015. (Daily Tar Heel)

Police release photo rendering that could identify suspect in Faith Hedgepeth murder

Officials with the Chapel Hill Police Department have released a composite sketch and report that they believe could help identify the man responsible for the 2012 murder of Faith Hedgepeth. Now, more than four years after her murder, a "snapshot tool" created by Parabon NanoLabs has created a 3-D sketch of the suspect based on his DNA traits. (WRAL.com)

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)

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