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Owners of energy-efficient homes are less likely to default on mortgages

A new study shows the risk of mortgage default is one-third lower for energy-efficient, ENERGY STAR-rated homes — a factor lenders and Congress should consider when making mortgage loans and policy.


UNC Campus Recreation reopens Rams Head Climbing Wall

UNC Campus Recreation reopened the doors to the Rams Head Climbing Wall, located in the Rams Head Recreation Center, on Monday, March 18, after being closed for nearly a year.


Nobel laureate Le Clézio explores ‘interculturality’ at UNC and Duke

Nobel Laureate Jean Marie Le Clézio, the prolific French author, and Issa Asgarally, the Mauritian cultural scholar and activist, will discuss “Interculturality and the Arts” April 17-19 at a series of events at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University.


Seven Sawyers march through Carolina

When Raymond Sawyer graduates from Carolina in May, it will be the end of an era — at least for UNC’s Marching Tar Heel band and the Sawyer family. For the past 17 years, a Sawyer has played and marched in the band.


UNC mobile app to expand knowledge of plant species

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will team up to develop an innovative mobile app to help identify plant species in the field.


UNC graduate programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including academic units in the College of Arts and Sciences, appears on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked in 2013 by U.S. News and World Report for the 2014 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”


PlayMakers presents Tony-winning musical ‘Cabaret’

PlayMakers Repertory Company will conclude its 2013-2014 main-stage season with the Tony Award-winning musical “Cabaret” April 3-21 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.