Out of the Blue


Provost Takes Charge as Interim Search Continues

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Robert Blouin takes the reins of the University as Carol L. Folt’s term ends.

News from Carolina Alumni Review


Applications Up for 14th Straight Year

The University received a record number of first-year applications for fall 2019. The 44,784 applications reflect a 3 percent increase over applicants for fall 2018.

Two Schools, STEM Support Added to Transfer Program

UNC’s community college partnership adds two of the state’s largest schools, introduces new component to support students entering the STEM workforce.

GAA Honors Two With Faculty Service Award

Former law school dean Kenneth Broun and professor and honors program director James Leloudis ’77 (’89 PhD) were recognized for service to UNC or the GAA.

BOG Report Cites Flaws in Handling of Protest

The UNC System Board of Governors engaged experts who found deficiencies, but not conspiracy, in police and administration actions as Silent Sam was pulled down.

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Happenings at the GAA


Beat Duke Game-Watch Parties

Watch the Heels with Heels during the Greatest Rivalry on Earth, UNC vs. Duke, on Feb. 20. See where Tar Heels are gathering near you.

Attend the Alumni Admissions Forum This May

Questions about the college admissions process? Your GAA has you covered. This one-day forum, May 18, in Chapel Hill is designed specifically for high school students and their parents to help ease the admissions process. GAA members receive early sign-up access. Become a GAA member today so you don’t miss out.

Tar Heel Travel: Classic China and the Yangtze

Travel with a small group, Oct. 30-Nov. 12, to the monumental capital of Beijing, experiencing its legendary sights with UNC Professor Peter Coclanis, director of the UNC Global Research Institute. GAA member exclusive. Learn more.

Join Our Team

We have two open full-time positions: coordinator of alumni reunions and special events, and manager of student enrichment and young alumni engagement, and one open part-time position: membership services assistant. Apply today for these positions in #ChapelHill when you walk your Tar Heels on over to our employment page to learn more.

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From the Calendar


Chapel Hill: Lifelong Learning

Expand your mind. Enrich your life. New season just launched with our N.C. History Series, Dinner With Faculty and more. See the schedule.


Wherever You Are: UNC vs. Duke

Catch a game-watch party near you for the Greatest Rivalry on Earth. Go Heels! #BeatDuke Learn more.


Raleigh: Annual Legislative Reception

Join the Tar Heel Network at this annual reception, an opportunity for state opinion leaders to express the importance of the University. Learn more.

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Earle Allen Koontz ’93, Life Member

Earle won a $25 gift certificate to Johnny T-shirt. Earle 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: Jump Around

Step into the ropes with athletes from the Carolina Jump Rope club as they prepare to host and compete in the National Collegiate Jump Rope Championships. Head to alumni.unc.edu/harkthesounds to start listening today.

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