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Folt announces recontextualization of Kenan Memorial Stadium

UNC has decided to change the plaques in its football stadium honoring William R. Kenan Sr. following a report by The Daily Tar Heel on Kenan Sr.'s ties to the 1898 Wilmington Massacre. Kenan Sr.'s son, William R. Kenan Jr., was the donor who left his fortune to the University — a $95 million donation, which made the construction of the stadium possible. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC announces $2 million initiative to help students and families affected by Hurricane Florence

UNC announced Thursday a $2 million Florence Student Emergency Fund to provide support to students faced with unexpected financial hardships following Hurricane Florence. The fund is part of a relief effort to assist students and families who were affected by the hurricane. Chancellor Carol L. Folt outlined the initiative at the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees meeting. (

Message from Chancellor Folt following Hurricane Florence

I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone on campus who helped us before, during and after the storm. I am especially grateful to our staff who worked 24/7 to care for students still here, and to keep facilities running and walkways clear of debris. I also thank the team who worked in the Emergency Operations Center who monitored the storm and provided regular updates to the community. (

Bubba Cunningham To Serve On USOC Collegiate Advisory Council

University of North Carolina Director of Athletics Lawrence R. "Bubba" Cunningham has accepted an invitation to serve on the United States Olympic Committee's Collegiate Advisory Council, a 10-member group of college leaders committed to aligning, advocating and advancing national engagement and support of Olympic sport opportunities at the collegiate level. (

Carolina To Closely Monitor Storm Path This Week

UNC Department of Athletics staff will be closely monitoring Hurricane Florence and will make decisions about the September 15 home football game against UCF and other athletic events based on consultation with the appropriate state, local and campus authorities. Decisions will be based on the safety of the teams, officials, fans and others traveling to attend the game. (

Dyehard Fan Supply, based in Winston-Salem, lands merchandising contract with UNC athletics

Dyehard Fan Supply secured Tuesday perhaps its most pivotal partnership to date by signing a multiyear merchandising contract with University of North Carolina’s athletics department. Dyehard, the Winston-Salem-based affiliate of privately held Teall Capital Partners, will provide game day and at-event merchandising for all 28 varsity teams at North Carolina. (Winston-Salem Journal)

UNC Finalizing Process to Work Toward Silent Sam Proposal

It has now been two weeks since the Confederate monument known as Silent Sam was pulled down from its pedestal on the UNC campus. The UNC System Board of Governors last Tuesday directed Chancellor Carol Folt and the Chapel Hill campus Board of Trustees to “develop and present to the Board of Governors a plan for the monument’s disposition and preservation.” (

Tar Heels Launch 'I Play For' Campaign

When Bubba Cunningham thinks back on some of the most successful teams during his nearly seven years as UNC's director of athletics, he notices a common theme. It's not an abundance of talent or championship-caliber coaching. Instead, Cunningham recognizes how student-athletes and coaches dedicate their performances to causes bigger than themselves. (

UNC Chancellor: Silent Sam ‘Has a Place’ on Campus But ‘Not at the Front Door’

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt said in a message to the campus community on Friday that the Confederate monument known as Silent Sam “has a place in our history and on our campus” but “not at the front door of a safe, welcoming, proudly public research university.” Folt said the university was entering a process to determine its options moving forward. (

Rams Club Celebrates Outstanding Fundraising Year

Rams Club members contributed more than $62 million in support of Tar Heel student-athletes and coaches in 2017-18, continuing progress in the critical Campaign for Carolina Athletics. Members gave $62.6 million in gifts and pledges, the second largest total in the Rams Club's history. Gifts supported four priorities: scholarships, facilities, team support and the annual fund. (

Message from Chancellor Folt and Provost Blouin on Aug. 30 demonstrations

We are writing to urge you to stay away from McCorkle Place Thursday evening. There are several demonstrations being planned in that area. We know from past experience that when groups with opposing views come together in a highly charged environment, there is a real possibility for demonstrations to escalate to violence. Your safety is always our highest priority. (

Message from Chancellor Folt on BOG resolution about the Confederate Monument

Tuesday, the UNC System Board of Governors passed a resolution directing the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees and University administration to present a plan by November 15 for the Confederate Monument’s “disposition and preservation.” I am grateful for the opportunity to provide a “lawful and lasting path that protects public safety, preserves the monument and its history, and allows the University to focus on its core mission.” (
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