June 13, 2017
The UNC School of Media and Journalism has a new banner in its future after winning its third straight Hearst national championship — often called the Pulitzer of college journalism. And, for the first time...Read More
April 25, 2017
The University has received an $877,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will enable the Southern Historical Collection to further develop its transformative model for community-driven archives. In addition to several community archiving...Read More
April 3, 2017
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program has named Carolina sophomore Scott Emmons and junior Sarah Miller as 2017 Goldwater Scholars. Joshua Gray, a junior, was awarded an honorable mention. The scholarship provides...Read More
The Dance Marathon, UNC’s largest student-run fundraiser, just keeps getting bigger. This year, the organizers dropped the 1,600-dancer limit, resulting in approximately 2,000 dancers participating. The event raised $483,210.36 for the N.C. Children’s Hospital, almost $50,000 more than last year.
The marathon has grown in donations every year since it started in 1999 and now has raised almost $3 million for the hospital.
So many dancers wanted to stay on their feet for 24 hours in Fetzer Gym this year that the marathon’s biggest challenge was keeping them fed. Part of the event’s outreach is to the community, where businesses donate food.
The marathon was the dream of Michael Bucy ’01, who was inspired to start a large scale fundraiser by a 48-hour marathon at Penn State University.