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‘Historic day’ marks dedication of new UNC building names

The ceremonies and sentiments were similar when the University of North Carolina dedicated two campus buildings with the names of two groundbreaking Tar Heels on Friday, May 13. But in keeping with what the names Henry Owl and Hortense McClinton represent, the dedications also celebrated the diversity of the honorees and their cultures. (UNC.edu)

A Crook’s Corner return could be in the works. But the reopening timetable is tricky.

One of North Carolina’s most iconic restaurants may be rattling back to life, but there’s still no timetable for its return. Crook’s Corner, the Chapel Hill restaurant that helped change the course of Southern dining, is working toward a reopening, possibly this year, said owner Shannon Healy, who took over the restaurant in 2019. Crook’s closed in 2021. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Carolina’s Class of 2022 graduates

Nearly 6,200 Tar Heels celebrated their graduation at Sunday’s Spring Commencement, where keynote speaker challenged the Class of 2022 to choose happiness and count their blessings. Bruni recounted memories from his time at UNC during his Commencement speech and charged the graduates to appreciate their time in Chapel Hill. (UNC.edu)

UNC commencement speaker's health challenge inspires Class of 2022

The spring commencement for UNC's Class of 2022 brought smiles to many faces inside Kenan Stadium. The keynote speaker, , made everyone laugh. "You have survived years of torment as well as triumph of panic in addition to celebration of racing hearts and fingernails bitten, but we're not here to talk about Carolina basketball," Bruni said. (WTVD)

Tar Heel Reflections

The Tar Heels in the undergraduate Class of 2022 are about to wrap up one of the biggest chapters of their lives this weekend as they turn their tassels from right to left and become Carolina alumni. As their big day on Sunday approaches, we asked our graduating seniors to reflect on their time in Chapel Hill and what this milestone means to them. (UNC.edu)

Meet the Carolina Class of 2022

The Class of 2022 excelled in the classroom, served their community, conducted research, won national championships and made memories that will last a lifetime. After years of hard work, late nights and a lot of determination in the face of a pandemic, they’ve made lasting impacts at the University of North Carolina and left their heelprints on campus. (UNC.edu)

Looking back on a year of good news, bad news and unanswered questions at Carolina

This year at UNC, we reported on the COVID-19 policies and masking guidelines as the campus began the transition to its “new normal.” We were working through our own transition as well — returning to in-person work as a newsroom. That was a big theme of this year: transition. All students went back to the classroom after remote and hybrid instruction. (Daily Tar Heel)

Legendary Chapel Hill restaurant Crook’s Corner on path to reopening

A Chapel Hill restaurant known as a Southern food institution could get another lease on life soon. Crook’s Corner, credited with popularizing shrimp and grits, closed in June of 2021 after 40 years in business. Shannon Healy, owner of Alley Twenty Six in Durham, took over ownership of the restaurant in 2019 and has been working to renovate the building. (Triangle Business Journal)

UNC students converge on The Pit for Last Day of Classes

Smiles, hugs, and happiness took over the Pit on April 28 during LDOC, or Last Day of Classes, as students played games for prizes and stood in line for free pizza, donuts, and other goodies. They also took photos with friends and with Rameses. Sophomore Animesh Acharya, an economics and business major from Charlotte, attended LDOC with friends. (Carolina Alumni Review)

'Don't take anything for granted': UNC seniors leave their signatures at Bell Tower

UNC seniors Katie Wilson and Kendall Ward, randomly-assigned freshmen suitemates turned best friends, left their signatures on the brick wall of the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., UNC seniors wrapped around the lawn of the Bell Tower to sign their names on the inside wall, which has been a tradition at the University since 2003. (Daily Tar Heel)
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