Out of the Blue


$4.25 Billion Campaign Focuses on Scholarships

The largest university fundraising campaign in the Southeast continues through 2022; $1.75 billion had been raised from 137,000 donors in advance of the announcement.

News from Carolina Alumni Review


NCAA Says No Major Violations, No Penalties in Fraud Case

The Committee on Infractions did not conclude that extra benefits were provided to athletes in the long-running paper-only classes case.

Five Alumni Honored on University Day

Also, a scholarship challenge, unveiled on UNC’s birthday a year ago, raised more than $65 million for the Carolina Covenant and the Morehead-Cain scholarships.

UNC Leads $61 Million Asthma Study

Precision medicine and data analysis will be aimed at research directed from UNC’s medical school, its Gillings School of Global Public Health and other departments.

Review Extra: Meet the Class of ’21

The University this year welcomed 4,355 first-year students — its largest freshman class ever. Who are they? Take a graphical look at the facts and figures for our newest Tar Heels.

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Happenings at the GAA


Get a Carolina Wall Calendar

Become a GAA member by Dec. 15, and you’ll get a 2018 Carolina wall calendar in the mail with your November/December issue of the Carolina Alumni Review magazine. Don’t miss out on seeing your favorite Carolina scenes all year long.

Climb the Bell Tower With Us

How many steps? 128. How’s the view? Awesome. All alumni and friends are invited to climb the Bell Tower prior to Saturday home football games. Last chance this year is before UNC vs. Western Carolina on Nov. 18.


GAA Honors Three With Distinguished Young Alumni Awards

Journalists Brooke Baldwin ’01 and Nikole Hannah-Jones ’03 (MA) and nonprofit entrepreneur Nicholas Black ’13 (MBA) received the awards for bringing credit to the University through their achievements.

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From the Calendar


Wherever You Are: Alumni Career Services Webinar

Learn tips on Networking Over the Heelidays to ensure you maximize the time you’re spending outside the office. GAA member exclusive


Chapel Hill: N.C. History Series

Relive the excitement of the 1982 UNC basketball championship season with lecturer Freddie Kiger ’74. GAA members save $15.


Durham: Carolina Santa Train

Hop aboard the Carolina Santa Train at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham. This event will sell out. Sign up today. GAA members save $10.


Elizabeth MacFadyen Giambra ’89, Life Member

Elizabeth won a $25 gift certificate to Johnny T-shirt. Elizabeth 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.

Podcast: Oral Histories

Jim White ’71 tells the story of the Jim White Oral History collection at UNC and how he and his high school students became oral historians. The full story, “Nobody Asked Me That Before,” and some veterans’ stories from the collection are in the November/December 2017 Carolina Alumni Review.

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