Sept. 8, 2021
Where are we now, Carolina, 20 years after the fall of the towers stopped our hearts? Twenty years after we lost 2,977 people who had just started another day of helping, growing, feeding, building, inspiring and protecting...Read More
July 19, 2021
The University has again become a target of race-based hate speech and actions, as two men bearing Confederate flags desecrated UNC’s Unsung Founders Memorial on July 10. The following Monday, Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz responded in...Read More
May 7, 2021
Grappling With an $850 Million Price Tag to Keep the Place Up “We’re going to have a building sitting empty on Polk Place.” Anna Wu repeated herself for emphasis. Bingham Hall, remembered by English students...Read More
The most picturesque spot on campus will be kind of hard on your camera for most of March, but it should be back to beautiful with the start of spring and the coming deluge of Commencement keepsake seekers.
Three of the Old Well’s columns need restoration and repair, and scaffolds are going up this week to support the structure — which dates to 1954 in its current iteration — while the work is being done. The bases of the white pine columns will be replaced with more durable red mahogany.
The work is expected to take two to three weeks.
The well opened for refreshment in 1795. It got its current look, with neoclassical rotunda, in 1897.