Category Archive: Higher Ed

Inspiration for a new year—especially for our returning students

Welcome back, especially to Gillings students! We welcome your return. In this post, we offer suggestions for a successful semester and for life. Selectively sharing some sage advice I have various rituals that I practice when anticipating a new year. Everyone has them. We make dinner plans with people we… Read More

Seeing the world through post-election lens and behaving with grace and civility

Change is inevitable It’s been less than two weeks since the election, and there’s a lot of recalibration going on. Life will change in some ways. Today, we don’t know how; we can only speculate. The times require us to use a new lens for viewing current events and thinking… Read More

UNC-Chapel Hill: 223 years strong

UNC-Chapel Hill bestowed five Distinguished Alumni Awards at University Day ceremonies on Oct. 11 in Memorial Hall. Left to right are recipients Dr. Rosalind Fuse-Hall, Dr. Sandy Shugart and our own biostatistics alumna Paula… Read More

Reflections on recent tragedies; consider attending events

[Following is the text of a letter sent via email to the Gillings School community on Friday, September 23.]       Dear Gillings students, staff and faculty, I want to encourage us all to reflect on the difficult time in which we are living and what each of us can do,… Read More

Stopping to thank our staff

Labor Day is a good day to think about and thank all the people who work for UNC-Chapel Hill and the Gillings School, but especially members of our staff. Last week, David Parker, interim vice chancellor and general counsel at UNC’s Office of University Counsel, was honored at an event… Read More