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Doubling Down

The Batchelders’ two sons graduated from Carolina. So they doubled down and created an Honors Carolina Scholarship to benefit two Carolina students who share an interest in business, history or drama.


Kaylee Burrell ’21, ’22 (M.A.T.)

Led By Her Passions

“The scholarship helped me feel believed in,” Burrell said. “Things like being in the band weren’t about building a resume. It was my passion, and it was how I believed I could best be involved in Carolina.”


From left, Sheila Kannappan and Mugdha Polimera.

Astronomers find hidden trove of massive black holes

Scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill, led by faculty-graduate student team Sheila Kannappan and Mugdha Polimera, have found a previously overlooked treasure trove of massive black holes in dwarf galaxies that offer a glimpse into the life story of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy.


The Old Well under a clear blue sky.

College of Arts & Sciences awards $36,000 in grants to support DEI initiatives 

The College of Arts & Sciences awarded 13 academic departments a total of $36,000 in grants to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion  


A collage of images of familes and friends of Carolina people who are impacted by the war in Ukraine.

Ukraine stories: Staff, faculty share harrowing, inspiring experiences

The following was written by Mykhailo “Misha” Shvets, a Ph.D. student in the computer science department in the College of Arts & Sciences. A charity concert for Ukraine will be held May 22 in Hill Hall.


Recipients of the GAA's 2022 Distinguished Service Medals are Patricia Ann Timmons-Goodson ’76 (’79 JD) and Terry Ellen Rhodes ’78.

GAA Distinguished Service Medal awarded to Terry Rhodes

The General Alumni Association Board of Directors in May presented its 2022 Distinguished Service Medals to two alumni. The recipients were Patricia Ann Timmons-Goodson ’76 (’79 JD), of Fayetteville, and Terry Ellen Rhodes ’78, of Chapel Hill.


Photo of James W.C. White on navy background with the College logo and the words "Next Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences."

James W.C. White named College of Arts & Sciences dean

An experienced academic leader, James W.C. White brings more than 30 years of experience, a history of collaborative leadership and a commitment to preparing students for an evolving workforce.


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