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Frank Bruni ’86, who launched his journalism career as a student reporter at Carolina and now writes candidly about some of the most pressing issues in politics, culture and higher education for The New York...Read More
Dec. 16, 2019
Carolina professor and two-time Grammy Award-winner Bill Ferris shared words of wisdom with graduating students Sunday as Carolina’s newest alumni prepared to start the next chapter of their lives. “Your Carolina education will help you...Read More
Nov. 14, 2019
Grammy Award-winning professor Bill Ferris will deliver the University’s 2019 Winter Commencement address. The director emeritus of the Center for the Study of the American South and adjunct professor emeritus in the folklore curriculum joined...Read More
As the University focuses on globalization in 2007, an academic highlight of the year will be the Commencement address delivered by Madeleine Albright, the nation’s first female secretary of state.
“I think it is fitting that Dr. Albright will address our graduates as the University celebrates our accomplishments in global education throughout 2007,” said Chancellor James Moeser. “Our students will benefit from her valuable insights on world affairs.”
Moeser chose Albright in consultation with the University’s Commencement speaker selection committee. The committee, chaired by Executive Associate Provost Steve Allred ’74, is composed of students and faculty and gave unanimous approval to her selection.
Albright was nominated by Student Body President James Allred, who said he was thrilled Albright would participate in Commencement.
“Carolina students are entering an increasingly global work force, and she can address students’ interests in these areas,” he said.
Prior to serving as secretary of state in the Clinton administration, Albright was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She is now a professor at Georgetown University and a principal at the Albright Group, a global strategy firm in Washington, D.C.
In his recent State of the University address, Moeser discussed the importance of continuing to enhance the University’s role in the global community. Next spring, UNC also plans to dedicate the FedEx Global Education Center to bring various international activities under one roof.
Spring Commencement will be held on May 13, 2007, at 9:30 a.m. in Kenan Stadium.