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Austin Foushee sits with a laptop that is open to the Parr Center for Ethics' website.

A champion for ethical discussions

Senior Austin Foushee’s commitment to the National High School Ethics Bowl has helped encourage the next generation of deep thinkers and inspired the program’s first alumni scholarship.

Drawing of a squirrel in a dress suit and tie with text "How to Dress a Squirrel" written above the photo.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. This month’s featured book is “This Isn’t Going to End Well: The True Story of a Man I Thought I Knew” by Daniel Wallace, J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing.

Clare Bunschoten stands in the middle of colorful green trees and flowers in the NY Botanical Garden.

Extracting Extraordinary Things

Graduate student Claire Bunschoten spent a year at The New York Botanical Garden unpacking the history and culture tied to one of America’s favorite flavors: vanilla.

Screen shot of Clara Yang playing the piano.

Inspiring creativity

The piano is more than just an instrument for Clara Yang. It’s a refuge and creative outlet. As an associate professor in the music department, she’s sharing that connection with Tar Heels to inspire the next generation of musicians.

A collage of the artists featured in the video, clockwise from top left: Alex Gast, (center Madi Marks) , Emma Cooke, Bob Goldstein and Tracy Bersley.

Tar Heels reflect on the importance of art

You don’t need to be an art major to be an artist. Art plays a role in all Tar Heels’ lives in some form. On the seventh annual Arts Everywhere Day, Carolina students and faculty members talk about the importance of art. Click on the headline to see a video featuring artists in the College.

Banner with "The Story of Us" in multicolored letters that show parts of a photograph of a large group of people. Pale gray background and blue border with dark wavy lines.

‘The Story of Us’ creates community through drama

On April 15 and 16, 19 actors — including an Academy-Award winner and a Broadway performer — will tell the stories of 27 LGBTQ+ Tar Heels in the Process Series production of “The Story of Us.”

Headshot of Hooper Schultz, campus (blurred) in background.

Gathering oral histories from the LGBTQ community

Oral historian Hooper Schultz is studying the history of gay liberation student activism on college campuses in the United Sates during the 1970s. The first gay conference in the Southeast was held in 1976 on UNC’s campus.