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Senior Shannon McKerlie: ‘What am I going to be doing for my country?’

It’s going to be a big weekend for graduating senior Shannon McKerlie. On the morning before Commencement on the steps of South Building, Cadet McKerlie will become 2nd Lieutenant McKerlie.

‘Dedicated citizen of the university’ receives Boka W. Hadzija Award

Taylor Livingston, a doctoral candidate in anthropology, has received the 2016 Boka W. Hadzija Award for Distinguished University Service by a Graduate or Professional Student.

Well Said podcast: America and terrorism

In this Well Said podcast, sociology professor Charles Kurzman from the College of Arts and Sciences discusses terrorism and his research on the small number of Muslim-Americans who join militant groups.

Andrea Barnes selected as UNC-Chapel Hill’s first Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow

Andrea Barnes, a second-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected as the University’s first recipient of the Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program, a competitive, five and a half week leadership development program for rising college juniors who want to make a difference.

Research – on display

On April 18, the Student Union’s Great Hall provided a visual representation of the large scale of undergraduate research conducted every day in Carolina’s labs and classrooms.

Five students selected as 2016 Burch Fellows

Five students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2016 Burch Fellowship to pursue unique and self-initiated proposed experiences anywhere off UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus.

UNC-Chapel Hill rated among top 10 national public universities for African Americans

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks ninth among the nation’s best public universities for African Americans, according to MONEY and Essence magazines.