Kevin M. Guskiewicz, a neuroscientist and a household name in the relatively new scientific study of athletics-related brain injuries, is introduced as the University’s 12th chancellor. on 12/13/19, (Grant Halverson '93)
Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz said the Chapel Hill campus is the source of the up to $2.5 million that the UNC System Board of Governors has authorized to be available to the Sons of the Confederate Veterans.
New cystic fibrosis therapies offer relief for patients like Kelsie Houston, 8, and their families. This fall Kelsie joined the UNC volleyball team during a signing ceremony at Carmichael Arena, and the players joined Kelsie’s support team.
Three Carolina faculty members are among 443 scientists selected this year as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
The federal Office of Civil Rights has accepted UNC’s proposed resolution to a complaint that the University was party to an anti-Semitic act at a conference co-sponsored with Duke University on UNC’s campus in March.
From the Carolina Alumni Review: Confederate Group Gets Monument in Settlement With BOG
Silent Sam’s fate has been settled: The Confederate statue most people on the UNC campus didn’t want has been given to the Sons of Confederate Veterans by the UNC System Board of Governors in a settlement of a lawsuit filed by the Confederate organization. Up to $2.5 million provided by the system in what it called “nonstate funds” will be available to the organization through a trust set up by the system to transport the statue and preserve it.
The agreement stipulates that the statue cannot be displayed in any county that is home to one of the 17 system campuses.
Full story at https://unc.live/37IdOY7
From the Carolina Alumni Review: Field Hockey — Unbeaten Again — Wins Eighth National Title
The top-ranked Tar Heels beat No. 9 Princeton 6-1 on Nov. 24 in Winston-Salem to claim the program’s eighth national championship and complete a second consecutive undefeated season. The Heels now have won 46 games in a row.
Tradition Tuesday. Walk your Tar Heels on over to the UNC Alumni app and have some fun with the Traditions Challenge. You’ll find 70-plus traditions ready for you to complete, either by sharing your photos or telling your stories. The more traditions you complete, the more prizes you receive. Start working your way to receiving a True Blue book, Rameses tote and Great Day to Be a Tar Heel stadium blanket. Ready, set — open the app and click ‘Traditions’ — go! https://unc.live/2GXPshR
Walk your Tar Heels on over to the UNC Alumni app and have some fun with the Traditions Challenge. You’ll find 70-plus traditions ready for you to complete, either by sharing your photos or telling your stories. Climb the Bell Tower? Live it up on game day or always rock your class ring bling? The more traditions you complete, the more prizes you receive. Start working your way to receiving a True Blue book, Rameses tote and Great Day to Be a Tar Heel stadium blanket. Ready, set — open the app and click ‘Traditions’ — go! https://unc.live/2GXPshR
From the Carolina Alumni Review: Davie Award Given to Three for Service
The University trustees and Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz have presented the board’s highest honor to three alumni. Kel Landis III ’79, James Arthur “Art” Pope ’78 and Teresa Holland Williams ’77 are this year’s recipients of the William Richardson Davie Award, which recognizes extraordinary service to the University or society.
Full story at https://unc.live/2QIHMVV
🎉🎉 GAA MEMBER GIVEAWAY 🎉🎉 Our mascot ... He’s so cute. New and very epic coaster bottle opener going to 10 winners. 💙🐑 Comment with your first name + last name + class year AND tag three Tar Heels in your comment. We’ll pick 10 winners here on Monday to be mailed this. #uncalumni
#TBT (Dec. 4, 1944): The S.S. Chapel Hill Victory was one of several hundred Victory ships — the second generation of the more familiar Liberty ships — built to replace cargo ships that were being sunk by the German military. Built in Baltimore, the Chapel Hill Victory was launched on Dec. 4, 1944, with local dignitaries in attendance. The champagne bottle that was used to christen the ship is now in the care of the Chapel Hill Historical Society. (📷: NC County Photo Collection/Wilson Library)