Oct. 12, 2018
Chancellor Carol L. Folt used the occasion of the celebration of Carolina’s 225th birthday to acknowledge the University’s complicated racial past. In her welcome remarks, Folt apologized for UNC’s participation in the practice of slavery....Read More
Oct. 1, 2018
Carolina will mark its 225th birthday on University Day, Oct. 12, with a special observance of that milestone, and events will begin an hour earlier than usual — at 10 a.m. Classes will be canceled...Read More
Nov. 22, 2017
Spencer Cooke had seen a Carolina class ring many times before getting his own. He said the pharmacist in his hometown of Kenansville, Amos Q. “Doc” Brinson Jr. ’73, “wears his most of the time....Read More
Poet Maya Angelou, who has written 12 best-sellers, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, will give the keynote address for Carolina’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week Jan. 18-23.
Angelou, the Reynolds Professor of American studies at Wake Forest University, was the second poet in U.S. history to produce original work for a presidential inauguration and read it at the ceremony. She created the work, On the Pulse of Morning, for the inauguration of Bill Clinton in January 1993. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for best spoken-word album.
Her talk in Memorial Hall at 6 p.m. Jan. 21 will be free, but those planning to attend should get reserved-seat tickets in advance at the Memorial Hall Box Office, open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays except Jan. 19. UNC students may pick up two tickets per UNC One Card beginning Jan. 13; others may get two tickets per person beginning Jan. 15.
A candlelight vigil before the lecture will be at the Old Well on Cameron Avenue at 5:30 p.m.
Other events during the week will include a students’ day of service on Jan. 19 – the federal MLK holiday – a jazz ensemble performance, a dinner and a film. A complete list of events with details is available online.
The events are sponsored by numerous campus units. For more information, contact the UNC Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at (919) 962-6062.