Out of the Blue

BOG Committee Votes Against Civil Rights Center

The committee says it’s inappropriate for the center — the legacy of Julius Chambers ’62 — to sue the state and government entities within it; the full board will consider the matter.

News from Carolina Alumni Review


NCAA Infractions Committee Sets Hearing for Aug. 16

The University continues to argue jurisdictional questions and that paper-only classes were not designed solely for athletes. The governing body disagrees.

New University Librarian Comes From Michigan

Elaine L. Westbrooks, with more than 19 years of higher education library experience, led the library’s support of the research enterprise in Ann Arbor.

Homeland Security Changes Mind About Anti-Extremism Grant

UNC researchers had hired students to create media strategies to counter recruiting by jihadists and white supremacists. The government pulled $867,000 it had awarded.

Lambeth Lecture on U.S.-China Relations

Graham Allison, a noted political scientist and an expert in U.S. national security and defense, will be on campus Sept. 13 to discuss “Are the U.S. and China Destined for War?”

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Happenings at the GAA


It’s Coming … Homecoming 2017

Carolina Tar Heels vs. Miami Hurricanes. Save the date now, Oct. 27-29, and text the Tar Heel friends you want to see in Chapel Hill that weekend. Book the experience in August.

Tar Heel Service Day: Oct. 12-15

Tar Heels throughout the world will refurbish schools, plant flowers, deliver meals and more — all in honor of University Day. Sign-up opens in September. In the meantime, check out 100 ways you can serve for project ideas.

Travel With Tar Heels in 2018

Unpack once in Apulia or Normandy. Soak in the sites on a European river cruise. Explore the rugged beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Special savings on select 2018 trips. GAA member exclusive.

Different Texture. Still Nostalgic.

GAA members can take the Carolina Alumni Review with them wherever they go. Become a part of the GAA today, and you’ll have access on your smartphone or tablet with the Review’s mobile app — included with each print subscription.


From the Calendar


Glade Valley: Family Camp Weekend

Our popular family camp weekend — Camp Blue Heaven — returns for the 22nd consecutive year, Aug.18-20. GAA member exclusive.


Chapel Hill: Classes Begin for All Students

Walking through campus, heading to class, drinking from the Old Well, meeting new friends — there’s truly nothing like being a Carolina student.


Chapel Hill: Bell Tower Climb

Climb the Bell Tower with us prior to each home football game. Check out the views from this campus landmark. First up, UNC vs. California.


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