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Clare MacDonald in her graduation cap and gown before her graduating in 2019. (Photo courtesy Clare MacDonald)

From Carolina to LinkedIn

Carolina alumna Clare MacDonald has tapped into the skills she gained studying political science and studio art in the College of Arts & Sciences to propel herself to a career as a product designer for LinkedIn.


Ashley Dos Santos wears a mask in the BeAM makerspace.

#GDTBATH: Ashley Dos Santos

Senior Ashley Dos Santos knew that Carolina’s makerspaces were where she belonged even before she was officially a Tar Heel. Now an active member in the Be A Maker Network, she’s working to bring the world of making to more students.


2021-22 Shuford Innovators in Residence: From left with photos, first row: Soltan Bryce: Healthcare, Eric Campbell, venture capital, Courtney Couch, entertainment, Hannah Elly, marketing. Second row, left to right, Dezbee McDaniel, healthcare, Shruti Shah, e-commerce, Dedren Sneed, technology.

Shuford Innovators-in-Residence to share diverse expertise and experiences with students

Seven new Shuford Innovators-in-Residence, all Carolina alumni, will support students in the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship through academic lectures, professional development initiatives, mentoring opportunities and candid conversations across campus.


Former Director of National Intelligence retired Admiral Dennis Blair is the University’s first Knott Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Practice in the peace, war and defense curriculum in the College of Arts & Sciences. (Photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh/UNC-Chapel Hill).

9/11’s legacy

Two decades after the terrorist attacks, the country is dealing with the aftermath of two wars and a squandered opportunity for unity, says former Director of National Intelligence and professor of the practice Admiral Dennis Blair.


Lamar Richards stands at a podium.

Student Body President Lamar Richards named 2021 Presidential Fellow

Lamar Richards, a UNC-Chapel Hill junior and student body president, has been selected as a 2021 Presidential Fellow. Richards is pursuing a public policy major in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences and a human organizational leadership and development major in the UNC School of Education.


This summer, wildfires in the Western United States raged for months, and several European countries experienced unprecedented flooding. In total, these natural disasters have caused billions of dollars in damage and the deaths of hundreds. (Adobe stock images)

Fires and floods sweep the globe

In the aftermath of extreme weather events, considering the long-term well-being of affected people and places is critical, says sociologist Elizabeth Frankenberg, director of the Carolina Population Center.


Navin Bapat holds a copy of his book, "Monsters to Destroy." (photo by Kristen Chavez)

Insight into Afghanistan

In its 20 years in Afghanistan, the United States scored some victories in the war on terror, but terrorism expert Navin Bapat fears that the current U.S. withdrawal and Taliban takeover marks the end of tenuous social and educational reforms, especially for Afghan women.


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