Category Archive: Students

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

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

Great new students arrive in Chapel Hill!

Photos by Jennie Saia. On Aug. 22, we welcomed our new students to Chapel Hill! It was a beautiful Carolina day, with a hint of fall in the air and a lot less summer…. Read More