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Carolina Insider Podcast: Garrison Brooks/Howard Lee Conversation, Bubba Cunningham

We had and on the Carolina Insider Live! show to discuss the current social and racial climate. The audio of that discussion is included today. UNC AD Bubba Cunningham discusses how those social issues relate to UNC Athletics, his Name/Image/Likeness stance and the plan to have athletes, coaches, and staff return to campus. (

Video: Carolina Insider Live! June 4, 2020

UNC Basketball senior forward and former Chapel Hill mayor and North Carolina senator discuss their experiences as African-American men in and around college athletics. We also say hello to a new Women's Basketball assistant coach and farewell to Gymnastics coach . Read More...

Hussman School of Journalism and Media wins 2020 Hearst Awards

The Hearst Journalism Awards announced that UNC Hussman has won its 2020 national championship, and five UNC Hussman students and recent graduates will compete as finalists in the Hearst individual national championship competition in the fields of multimedia, radio and television. The school placed in the top three of all four awards categories. (

UNC med students assisting Chatham County Council on Aging during COVID-19

Fourth- and third-year med students at UNC-Chapel Hill, respectively, Luke Ford and Caleb Smith have helped lead an infusion of their classmates into Chatham County as volunteers for the Chatham County Council on Aging during a time where many of the organization’s regular volunteers are responding to COVID-19 themselves. (Chatham News & Record)

Meet 'The Coronavirus Hunter' Ralph Baric

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 took most of the world by surprise — but not Ralph Baric. He is an epidemiologist at UNC who has been dubbed “the coronavirus hunter.” Baric has been tracking coronaviruses for decades and working on medications to treat coronavirus-caused infections, including remdesivir, a drug that the FDA approved for COVID-19 treatment. (WUNC)

UNC alumna Josina Anderson is out at ESPN

Longtime NFL reporter and insider reportedly is out at ESPN. The move with Anderson has been anticipated since the Super Bowl when it was first reported that she and ESPN could be parting ways. The official move with Anderson is unrelated to any cutting of personnel related to the coronavirus’ economic impact on Disney and ESPN. (New York Post)

Michael Jordan says he is 'deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry' about George Floyd's death

on Sunday sent his condolences to the family of George Floyd and shared his support for protesters fighting for justice. "I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry. I see and feel everyone's pain, outrage and frustration. We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy and never turn our backs on senseless brutality." (CNN)

Video: Shrunken Head remains staple of all things Tar Heels in Chapel Hill

It's a store that has celebrated 50 years, its golden anniversary. But everything in this store is baby blue, as Scott Mason, our Tar Heel Traveler, explains. (Note: This story is from prior to the pandemic.) (

Carolina Insider Podcast: "The Motley Fool" co-founder David Gardner, UNC BB Freshmen jersey numbers

What impact will returning to campus have on athletics? UNC grad and co-founder of "The Motley Fool", David Gardner, discusses disliking the Tar Heels when he first came to Chapel Hill, comparing stocks to college basketball teams, stock tips, and investing advice. Plus our favorite UNC two-sport athletes, UNC Basketball freshmen jersey numbers, and more. (

Carolina student uses 3D printers to enhance PPE

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, second-year physician assistant studies student Alec Fields, a veteran and fleet Marine force hospital corpsman, began to use his 3D printer to create brackets for personal protective equipment for health care providers in eastern North Carolina. Fields said he has heard that providers have appreciated the brackets. (
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