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UNC Students Protest System’s Settlement over Silent Sam

The spot where Silent Sam once stood on McCorkle Place is now covered with fallen leaves, making it impossible to tell exactly where the Confederate statue was before being toppled in 2018. Protesters walked over it on their way to the steps of South Building as part of a demonstration to speak out against the UNC System’s decision. (

Video: Stuart Scott became legendary

On Day, Scott Van Pelt explains the lasting legacy that Scott left on ESPN, his fans and his family. (

App created by UNC grad joins growing list of safety connections for young people

According to a national survey released last month, more than one in three undergraduate female students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been sexually assaulted. A UNC-Chapel Hill graduate hopes an app she created will help the school's students and other young people stay safe. Grooop is the latest entry in that space. (

Stuart Scott remembered during V Week by his daughters, Taelor and Sydni

's daughter Taelor on missing her father: "I hate going in sports bars now. It's idiosyncratic aversion, but for most of my life there has been a 60% chance that I would hear your voice and see your face. Now, whenever I see a bunch of screens, I can't help but think of how lonely it is, by comparison, and I'm half-waiting to hear your voice." (

UNC School of Social Work nets $1 million grant for Tiny Homes Village

The UNC School of Social Work has been awarded a $1 million, two-year grant from the Oak Foundation to help fund the construction of the Tiny Homes Village, a demonstration project designed to create a new form of affordable housing for people with mental illnesses and other health conditions. The village will also support and house veterans in need. (

Towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill Honor 50 Years of Cat’s Cradle

In 1969, Marsha Fitch Wilson started Cat’s Cradle by holding pop-up concerts in the Pickwick Theatre Building in Chapel Hill. The Cradle did not have a permanent location until a few years later, when it moved under what is now Mediterranean Deli. After being evicted over noise complaints, the music venue moved around before settling in Carrboro. (

A Tar Heel astronaut

Where do you go next when your research has already taken you from the Arctic to Antarctica? You head off the planet. Carolina alumna and NASA astronaut candidate Zena Cardman is hoping to do just that as a member of the Artemis program, which aims to land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024. “Right now, my job is training full-time,” Cardman said. (

ESPN Designates December 4 as ‘Stuart Scott Day’ in Honor of Late SportsCenter Anchor

In honor of famed ESPN television personality and 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award recipient , who passed away from cancer in 2015, ESPN is dedicating Monday, Dec. 4, as " Day." On that day, ESPN will showcase Scott’s love of life and perseverance through his fight with cancer and his consistent message to "never give up." (

The Myth of the Wilson Library Dunce Cap

Have you heard the story that the Bell Tower was intentionally placed right behind Wilson Library so that, when viewed from South Building, the top of the tower looks like a dunce cap on the round dome of the library? The dunce cap story has been one of the enduring campus legends for decades. The story originally told was that John Motley Morehead. (

U.S. News and World Report ranks Carolina 33rd among world’s top research universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is ranked 33rd among the world’s top 1,500 universities, according to the sixth annual U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities rankings, a shift from 34th last year. Among U.S. research universities on the list, UNC-Chapel Hill placed 22nd overall and seventh among public campuses. (
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