Out of the Blue

First Day of Classes: Rally Against Silent Sam

Discussion about taking down the statue for safety and security reasons is complicated by a 2015 law that prohibits removing historical monuments.

News from Carolina Alumni Review


Pharmacy School Dean Blouin Becomes Provost

James Dean is stepping down after five years as UNC’s top academic officer. Robert Blouin helped build the Eshelman School of Pharmacy into the best in the country.

University Posts Record High in Private Donations

The gifts total for the past fiscal year tops $500 million for the first time as Carolina prepares for a capital campaign to start this fall. Nearly 68,000 donors participated.

NCAA Decision Not Expected Until Late This Year

UNC officials and the athletics governing body’s Committee on Infractions deliberated for 15 hours in August toward a resolution of the long-running fraudulent-classes case.

UNC Creates Single Center for Autism Research

Carolina, a premier autism research university, is bringing together more than 100 faculty, students and postdoctoral researchers from 32 departments within five schools.

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Happenings at the GAA


Homecoming 2017: Oct. 27-29

Carolina Tar Heels vs. Miami Hurricanes.
Book the experience today, then go ahead and text the Tar Heel friends you want to see in Chapel Hill that weekend. #UNCAlumni #UNCHC

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 later this month. In the meantime, check out 100 ways you can serve for project ideas.

Tar Heel Tailgating

There’s no better way to spend your fall Saturday afternoons than at a football tailgate party with fellow alumni, family and fans of all ages. First up, UNC vs. ODU on Sept. 16.

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


Chapel Hill: Dinner With Faculty

Engage with UNC faculty member Ritchie Kendall at a small-group dinner and ask those questions you’ve always been eager to pose.


Wherever You Are: Beat Duke Game-Watch Parties

Find your nearest Carolina Club or join us in Chapel Hill where we are hosting a UNC vs. Duke tailgate party.


Volunteer at the Nashville Rescue Mission

The Nashville Carolina Club serves dinner at the Nashville Rescue Mission once a month and then goes out to dinner together. Don’t miss out.

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