Out of the Blue



Center for Civil Rights Barred from Litigating

In a near-unanimous vote, the UNC System Board of Governors has ended the UNC law school center’s practice of going to court against the state and other government entities.

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UNC’s DACA Students Watch News Warily

Children of immigrants in the country illegally are welcome here but are not eligible for scholarships. Congress could decide to change their status in the next few months.

Drama, PlayMakers Get Largest-Ever Arts Gift

The home to the department and the repertory company will be named the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art for the donor of the $12 million.

Chemist’s Achievements Earn $250,000 Heinz Award

Joseph DeSimone was chosen for developing and commercializing advanced technologies in green chemistry, nanoparticle fabrication, precision medicine and 3-D printing.

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Happenings at the GAA


Homecoming: Oct. 27-29

Carolina Tar Heels vs. Miami Hurricanes.
Book the experience today, including a tailgate beneath the Bell Tower, and then go ahead and text the Tar Heel friends you want to see in Chapel Hill that weekend.

Light on the Hill Society Scholarship

Thanks to more than 200 Tar Heels who helped us #ShareTheLightOnTheHill by raising nearly $85,000 in a single day during our 24-Hour Challenge on Sept. 26. See who answered the challenge and learn about the history of this scholarship.

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. Check out 100 ways you can serve for project ideas, and sign up to #ServeCarolina today.

Get a National Champs Cup

This insulated National Champs Carolina blue cup will hit your mailbox after you sign up for auto-renewing or life membership today. While supplies last, so hurry up, and score big when you become a GAA member. Use promo code CHAMPS during sign-up.

Reserved Seats at Late Night With Roy

Yes, please! A section of 1,000 seats will be reserved exclusively for GAA members on Oct. 13. It’s another reason to become a GAA member today to take advantage of this perk. Get your National Champs cup, too, when you become an auto-renewing or life member and use code CHAMPS during sign-up. Cup supplies are limited — don’t delay.

From the Calendar


Chapel Hill: Dinner With Faculty, Brent Wissick

Dine and discuss with 11 participants and a popular UNC faculty member, Brent Wissick, at The Carolina Club. GAA members save $15.


Chapel Hill: Climb the Bell Tower

How many steps? 128. How’s the view? Awesome. Climb the Bell Tower prior to Saturday home football games. Next up, UNC vs. Notre Dame.


Wherever You Are: Burnett Seminar, Dr. Maryanne Wolf

This complimentary seminar targets parents of teens and young adults with ADHD/LD. Seminar takes place in Chapel Hill and via webinar.


Larry Allan Clark ’79, Life Member

Larry won a $25 gift certificate to Johnny T-shirt. Larry was selected at random from GAA members currently subscribed to “Out of the Blue.” Join the GAA today and you might be randomly selected as an upcoming GAA Member of the Month.

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