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Wall Street Journal best public universities in the United States 2018: #3 UNC-Chapel Hill

3. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of 17 campuses that are part of the University of North Carolina system. It was chartered in 1789 and the university first started enrolling students in 1795, meaning that it is one of the oldest public universities in the US. (Times Higher Education)

Davie Poplar fire suspect faces multiple felony charges in court

Joshua Daniel Edwards is facing six felony charges related to an incident involving an explosive device employed on UNC's campus Nov. 2. Edwards appeared at the Orange County Court Wednesday in a bail hearing. Edwards, a former UNC student, is charged with malicious use of explosives to inflict injury and assembling a weapon of mass destruction, among multiple other felonies. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: My UNC 23

UNC is full of moments that matter. The moments you have at UNC, will stick with you for the rest of your life. UNC is more than a school — it’s an experience, a place like no other. There’s so much to do here and so little time to get it done. If you could only have 23 moments, what would they be? Read More...

Video: Autumn arrives in Chapel Hill

From vantage points in the sky and on the ground, take a tour of Carolina's campus as the fall season settles in. If you aren’t able to make it to Chapel Hall this autumn, we hope our annual montage, now in its fourth year, will be the next best thing. Read More...

UNC's Native Narratives

Long before Revolutionary War Gen. William R. Davie (as the legend goes) sat under a poplar tree and decided this was where the University should be built, indigenous people lived here – hunting, gathering, trading. Here on campus, archaeologists have found artifacts including stone spear points alongside numerous fragments of broken cooking pots. (UNC.edu)

UNC Professor Dan Reichart on Road to Recovery After Suffering Burns from Davie Poplar Fire

Many of you already know what happened to me on UNC's campus Thursday. Thanks to surrounding students, first responders, and the great people at UNC's burn center, I'm on the road to recovery. I've thought about participating in "No-Shave November" for years, and now I have the perfect excuse. Help Lois and me turn something pointless and senseless into something meaningful. (No-Shave.org)

Professor Hurt, Suspect Arrested in Fire, Explosion at Davie Poplar Thursday

A fire ignited by an incendiary device at the base of the Davie poplar Thursday afternoon caused injuries to a UNC faculty member, and a suspect in custody could be charged with arson, a UNC Police spokesperson said. Joshua Daniel Edwards was arrested by campus police. As of Friday afternoon, Edwards had not been formally charged. (UNC.edu)

UNC police: Device detonated at Davie Poplar tree; person in custody

One person was in custody Thursday after authorities said a small device detonated at the Davie Poplar tree on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Cameron Avenue is closed between South Columbia Street and Raleigh Street as crews investigate, the university said. Video footage appears to show a small explosion at the base of the tree. (WRAL.com)

"Homegrown Halloween" shrinks due to safety concerns

Halloween in Chapel Hill has become more tame in recent years due to collaborative efforts to make the town’s celebration more local. “People were coming from all over the place for Halloween,” Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger said. “It became a public safety issue, so we’re trying to make it more homegrown, keep it lower key here.” (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Researchers: Football position, length of play affect brain impact

Researchers have found that damage to white matter in the brains of former college and professional football players due to recurrent head impacts can be related to playing position and career duration, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. This is the first neuroimaging study to compare former football players with no evidence of cognitive impairment. (UNC.edu)

From UNC to Hollywood: Tar Heel Couple Love Scary Things So Much It’s Spooky

Katherine Canipe Wells never pined to be Cinderella or Snow White this time of year. Thanks to her mother introducing John Carpenter’s Halloween and her father employing the dark arts of makeup, the chill winds of October blew her spirit more toward zombies. Meanwhile, Alec Wells had more of Great Pumpkin vibe. That was before fate brought them together at UNC. (UNC.edu)

UNC crossing guard gets cross-country trip thanks to students' generosity

For nine years, Joann, a crossing guard at UNC, has helped students get to and from class safely. But she never realized what an impact she was making until the community came together to help her fulfill a lifelong dream. "I'm at a loss for words. I just can't find the words to explain it. You know, they really care," Joann, who asked that her last name not be used, said Thursday. (WRAL.com)

Remembering Charles Kuralt, legendary creator of "On the Road," as segment turns 50

The "On the Road" motor home wasn't the fastest way to find a news story. But Charles Kuralt wasn't looking for fast, or even news, for that matter -- at least not in the traditional sense. Kuralt was a different kind of journalist. He didn't investigate people. He simply admired them. The legendary creator of "On the Road" died 20 years ago. (CBS News)

Military families see benefits of new UNC fundraising campaign with $20 million donation

Thanks to a $20 million donation from Steve and Debbie Vetter of Greensboro, the children of veterans and active military service members will be provided with need-based aid in conjunction with the Carolina Covenant Scholarship Program. This campaign, known as the Red, White and Carolina Blue Challenge, is a part of the larger “For All Kind: The Campaign for Carolina." (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC professor Mohit Bansal receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Mohit Bansal has received the prestigious Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) — becoming only the second UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member to do so — for his work on natural language processing and machine learning. (UNC.edu)

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