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Pentecostalism and prestige in the Dominican Republic

  Structure. Loyalty. Faith. Leadership. The characteristics exhibited by churchgoers share many similarities to the values of gang members. Both groups believe in the power of the collective and something greater than themselves. At least, that’s what UNC religious studies professor Brendan Thornton discovered after conducting research in the Dominican Republic. The analysis Thornton provides is not always welcomed with … Continued

Arts and Sciences Foundation dedicates Buchan House

What was once old has been made new again. Built in 1966 as the Chapel Hill Public Library, the building is now the home of the Arts and Sciences Foundation, the fundraising arm for the College of Arts and Sciences. Named for R. Duke Buchan III ’85 and his family, the building, located at 523 E. Franklin St., will be … Continued

Winter commencement spotlight: ‘A true Tar Heel’

More than a decade ago, Barbara Jones left Carolina after her sophomore year and began a series of service jobs that included the Marine Corps, law enforcement and Emergency Medical Services. This weekend, Jones will receive her bachelor’s degree in history from the College of Arts and Sciences, returning “home to Carolina,” she said, to finish what she started.

UNC, Duke sponsor research symposium for high school students

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University sponsored the second annual Learning through Languages High School Research Symposium, with 85 students from 9 North Carolina high schools participating.

Asheville native lives her dream of living and working in Asia

For Sarah Muscutt ’15, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was the clear choice when deciding where to attend college. The first-generation college student and Asheville native knew she wanted to stay in state, and the Carolina Covenant program made UNC-Chapel Hill attainable.

‘The Hole Story’ behind Daniel Wallace’s new children’s book

Daniel Wallace, J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English and director of the creative writing program, has written and illustrated a new children’s book, “The Hole Story,” about a Hole and his search for a place in the world.

Proving innocence: Lessons from the Wilmington Ten

  Shards of glass explode into a fiery rainstorm as a Molotov cocktail crashes through a window of Mike’s Grocery in downtown Wilmington. Firefighters arrive to put out the blaze, but are shot by a group of vigilante gunmen on a nearby rooftop. The building survives the flames that Friday evening — only to be firebombed again the next night. … Continued