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Marianne Gingher's illustration of her on a Zoom computer screen.

One strange semester

Impressions, insights and lessons learned by faculty during spring’s historic shift to remote teaching.


Ketch directs a rehearsal of the UNC Jazz Ensemble. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Something magical happened

Longtime music professor Jim Ketch will retire July 1. Because of Ketch’s career of significant influence on and service to North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper recently conferred Ketch as a member of The Order of the Long Leaf Pine.


Alice Marwick

Marwick awarded Carnegie Fellowship

Associate professor of communication Alice Marwick’s research project questions narratives of online radicalization, asking how and why people come to believe fringe, false or extremist viewpoints that they encounter on social media platforms.


photo shows closeup of graduation cap mortarboards with their Carolina blue tassels.

Carolina to host a Class of 2020 virtual celebration

At 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 10, the University will hold a Class of 2020 video watch party celebration so graduates and their families can celebrate together until it’s safe to hold an in-person ceremony.


Rachel Despard (photo by Alyssa LaFaro)

Senior Rachel Despard: How recorded music boots community collaboration

Senior Rachel Despard studies how recorded music boosts community collaboration, affects visibility for vulnerable populations, and addresses systematic inequalities.


Photo of Dana Noelle Hunt beside the book cover for "Savage Anxieties".

Celebrating American studies seniors: Dana Noelle Hunt

Carolina senior Dana Noelle Hunt says her time in American studies made her appreciate “that it goes into a deeper understanding of America and its history — the truth of it and what you never learn about in K-12 school.”


Nicole Gagliardi in front of the Old Well.

Diary of a linguist singer: A bittersweet farewell

Senior Nicole Gagliardi reflects back on her time at UNC. “I’m so grateful for all the people I’ve met, the friends and memories made, and to the Department of Music staff for their endless support and kindness.”