Sept. 26, 2019
Interim UNC System president William Roper left the positions of CEO of UNC Health Care and dean of the medical school last fall, intending to retire. (GAA file photo)Dr. William Roper has put to rest...Read More
Sept. 24, 2019
Citing fatigue and time taken away from his businesses, Harry Smith in late September announced his resignation as chair of the UNC System Board of Governors. He plans to leave the board early in 2020....Read More
Sept. 9, 2019
The search committee seeking Carolina’s 12th chancellor will hold two forums this month designed to provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to share ideas about the qualities needed in the...Read More
If it’s Friday, this must be Greensboro.
They also went to Siler City, Snow Hill, Winterville, Lumberton and Rocky Mount — all on the first day. Three buses fanned across the state, one headed east, one west and one southeast, to give 90 faculty members close-up looks at UNC’s impact on North Carolina via the Tar Heel Bus Tour. It was a revival of what began in 1997 under Chancellor Michael Hooker ’69, who tied the bus tour to a reemphasis on UNC’s service to the state.
In getting the buses started again this fall — the event was axed after the 2008 economic downturn — Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz cited Hooker’s vision. The tour visited 26 towns and cities and rolled more than 1,600 miles in three days.
Here’s a day-by-day look at the tour:
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