Category Archive: North Carolina

On the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Civil Rights

In this post, I do not speak for the Gillings School or for UNC-Chapel Hill. Questions about the roles, rights and responsibilities of the Center for Civil Rights (CCR) Over the past several months, students and others have asked me, on several occasions, to comment about the impact of a UNC… Read More

UNC-Chapel Hill commencement

Another Carolina-blue day I always take a few minutes to sit and watch people arrive for commencement, anticipating what we’re about to experience. How perfect is it when graduation day is clear and Carolina-blue-skied – and one looks out on a veritable sea of blue gowns designed by our own… 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