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UNC surpasses $5 billion for the Campaign for Carolina

The University of North Carolina’s Campaign for Carolina has surpassed $5 billion with more than one month remaining in the comprehensive fundraising campaign. More than 215,000 donors made gifts to support students, initiatives and the research and scholarship of faculty throughout the University. The total shatters fundraising records at Carolina. (

UNC Pickleball Club Wins 2022 National Title

Tar Heel Sports fans fondly call UNC the "University of National Champions," and for good reason. The varsity athletics programs have won 58 total team and individual national titles. But the university’s club level of athletics is strong too. Last week, another UNC team picked up a title, in the first year of an organized collegiate tournament: pickleball. (

UNC Installs, Dedicates a Permanent Memorial to James Cates 52 Years After Murder

Monday marked the anniversary of a Chapel Hill tragedy. 22-year-old James Cates Jr. was murdered on UNC’s campus in 1970, with his death starting of decades of Black residents calling to remember him and ask for justice. This year, though, was different. While his murder still goes unresolved, UNC unveiled a historical marker memorializing Cates. (

North Carolina pioneer, UNC alumna Betty McCain remembered for lifetime of service

Political powerhouse Betty Ray McCain died Wednesday at 91, leaving behind a legacy of service to her state. McCain was the first woman to chair the UNC Board of Governors’ finance committee, the first on the state’s Advisory Budget Commission and the first to chair the state Democratic Party. She was secretary of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. (Wilson Times)

Video: Carolina in the fall

Carolina's campus has been bursting with color as cooler temperatures settle in. Take a look at the maples, dogwoods and ginkgoes — and the reds, oranges and yellows they bring. Take a tour of our campus as the fall turns our beautiful campus into a colorful landscape. (View Video)

From the football field to the food pantry

Last fall, N.C. State and North Carolina took their rivalry to a new level: from the football field to the food pantry. In the friendly competition of rivalry week, the Carolina Cupboard at UNC-Chapel Hill and Feed the Pack at N.C. State held the first annual Pantry Bowl. The competitive fundraising drive aims to collect monetary donations for both resources. (

UNC and N.C. State compete in Pantry Bowl to raise money for food pantries

It’s rivalry week — and we’re coming together on and off the field. Join us for the Pantry Bowl, where for the second straight year, UNC, NC State, and our supporters are teaming up to reduce food insecurity on our campuses. Through Nov. 27, the Tar Heels and Wolfpack will compete to see who can receive the most gifts to our respective food pantries. (Pantry Bowl)

My First-Ever Trip To Chapel Hill (Part Three)

Day two of our trip to Chapel Hill was a dream come true. There are times when I still pinch myself to check whether or not it was real. Fortunately, it all did happen, as my night at the Dean Dome was one I’ll never forget. Before we went for the afternoon women's hoops tip-off, we began the day on Franklin Street, eating breakfast at the Carolina Coffee Shop. (Keeping It Heel)

'Grief is love lost': UNC community dedicates permanent memorial to James Cates

Bouquets of roses and sunflowers lay on the bricks in front of the permanent memorial for James Lewis Cates Jr. On a cold November afternoon, a crowd gathered around a temporary stage. “Our community dedicates the memorial in honor of James Cates,” the memorial plaque reads, “whose life has not been and will not be forgotten.” (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC English Professor, Author Daniel Wallace to Give Winter Commencement Address

Novelist, essayist and illustrator Daniel Wallace will speak to graduates at UNC’s Winter Commencement. Wallace is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences and directed the creative writing program for 11 years. He is best known for his novel Big Fish, which was adapted as a movie and a Broadway musical. (Carolina Alumni Review)
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