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Eight students receive Class of 1938 awards

Eight University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students received 2015 Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowships for research abroad this summer.


Naturalized citizen, first in her family, shares her story

Most seniors only hope to collect one piece of paper this time of year. But Daira Belen Melendez was determined to get two: her diploma and her certificate of U.S. citizenship.


Emma Woelk Ph.D. ’15: A collaborative degree in German studies

When she first arrived at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Emma Woelk aspired to work in research science, but added German Studies classes “just for fun.”


Why Carolina? Because Chapel Hill is a gateway to the world

Carolyn Coons ’16 is a history and journalism double major from Charlotte, N.C., who writes about her time studying abroad at King’s College London.


Two UNC graduate students receive Boren Fellowships

Carissa Landes and Mary Elizabeth Walters, both graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences, have each been awarded a David L. Boren Fellowship through the National Security Education Program, which supports fields of study, particularly languages, identified as critical to United States national security.


Combat veteran completes special mission

Feeling isolated as a 27-year-old veteran, Jacob Hinton, a political science and peace, war and defense major, helped grow the Carolina Veterans Organization as president.


Learning about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Washington, D.C.

Between April 5 and 7, UNC’s Palestinian Nationalism, Politics, and Diplomacy seminar offered students the opportunity to take a break from reading about one intractable conflict zone to visit another: Washington, D.C.