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Forging connections with veterans through literature

March 29, 2022

English faculty member Hilary Lithgow has led a North Carolina Humanities’ Veterans Reading Group for over five years, building relationships among group participants and reaching across political, social and generational divides.

#GDTBATH: Emily Madrzykowski

February 2, 2022

Emily Madrzykowski had dreams of becoming a tour guide even before becoming a Tar Heel. Now an admissions ambassador, she guides prospective students through campus, sharing the Carolina story along the way.

What can horror teach us?

October 29, 2021

Ghosts, goblins and vampires are frightening, but students in Joe Fletcher’s horror literature class say the ongoing pandemic is far scarier. Thankfully, lessons from literature show how fear can be productive.

Finding a different path

May 10, 2021

Tim Sloan developed a passion for writing and honed his skills with the support from faculty members and classmates. He’ll now take his newfound interest to inspire a new generation of students as a middle school English teacher.

A creative outlet

March 8, 2021

Over the past year, as they navigated isolation and stress, these Tar Heels turned to something they can control and lose themselves in: art.