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A look back at the 1990s in Chapel Hill

The 1990s was a period of growth and change for the University of North Carolina, especially in terms of technology. In the '90s, class registration grew beyond the in-person process at Woollen Gym and expanded to telephone service. Students dialed into the service and entered codes for each class. Drop/add was still an in-person process in Woollen Gym. (Daily Tar Heel)

From Michael Jordan to Franklin Street, this is what UNC looked like in the '80s

Picture basketball games in Carmichael Arena, studying in Wilson Library, registering for classes in person at Woollen Gym, buying beer as an 18 year old on Franklin Street. This was UNC campus life in the 1980s. John Blythe, 1986 graduate and assistant curator for the North Carolina Collection, does not remember UNC's campus as it is today. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC seniors leave a mark on campus

North Carolina's Class of 2019 took one step closer to graduation on April 10 when they climbed the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower for the annual senior Bell Tower Climb. In a tradition that the UNC General Alumni Association started in 2003, members of the senior class hike up the 128 steps inside the bell tower to sign their name on bricks inside. (

“Saint” Ives Helps Make The GameDay Basketball Crew Look Good

When an ESPN College GameDay broadcast starts Saturday morning during basketball season, most of the hardest work is done for the show’s main researcher. The rest of the week is much busier for Bryan Ives, a 31-year-old UNC alum from Charlotte who is a senior researcher at ESPN. He goes to work on the next broadcast as soon as the location is determined. (SportsChannel 8)

Maintaining The Old Well, A Carolina Icon

Over the last 65 years, the Old Well has become an icon for Carolina. Staff from UNC Facilities Services have been making much-needed repairs to the structure over the past several weeks so that the legendary landmark can be around for another half-century — ensuring future generations of Tar Heels can get their sip from the well on the first day of class. (

UNC Dance Marathon raises over $440,000 for UNC Children's Hospital

About 1,200 student dancers all rallied to support for the UNC Children’s Hospital. Each dancer was required to raise at least $200 in order to participate, with the choice of dancing for either 12 or 24 hours. The total amount of money raised was revealed at the conclusion of the marathon on Saturday night, adding up to $440,955.07 and beating the 2018 total. (Daily Tar Heel)

Former UNC Chancellor Carol Folt named president of the University of Southern California

Carol Folt, UNC's recently departed chancellor, will be the next president of the University of Southern California, a choice underscoring the university’s desire to turn the page on myriad scandals that have defined it in recent years. Folt's appointment was approved by the Board of Trustees on Wednesday morning. She will become USC's first female president. (Greensboro News & Record)

Woody Durham's widow now his voice in raising awareness of PPA

A year after the death of the man long known as the voice of the Tar Heels, his wife has found a new mission. Jean and had been together since they were 16 years old. "We were married 54 years, 8 months and 11 days," Jean Durham said. "I feel very fortunate to have had such a treasured soul mate for as many years as I did." (

UNC Students Giving Back to North Carolina on Spring Break

While many UNC students spent spring break traveling to tropical destinations, others used the time to serve the state and region they call home. Through the APPLES Service-Learning program’s Alternative Spring Break course, students traveled across North Carolina and Alabama to help address issues impacting communities firsthand. (

Video: Meet Bryan Ives, ESPN's College GameDay Researcher

What does a researcher for ESPN's College GameDay do? Well, among many things, Bryan "Saint" Ives (UNC class of 2010, on Twitter at @awaytoworthy) answers commentators' basketball questions at all hours. Learn why he's considered the crew's "secret weapon." Read More...

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate programs ranked among best in the country

For the second year in a row, the UNC School of Medicine is first for its primary care program. In addition, the Gillings School of Global Public Health tied for second and the School of Social Work tied for third. Two rankings for the School of Nursing saw big jumps, the master’s degree program tied for fifth and the nursing administration program ranked fourth. (

Carolina, Duke put rivalry to good cause

This Saturday, a unified team of Special Olympics athletes and Carolina students will face off against Duke students in an annual rivalry basketball game to promote social inclusion. The game is part of an effort at UNC to advance Unified Sports, which encourages individuals with disabilities and UNC students to practice alongside one another. (
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