Out of the Blue
Newsletter of the UNC General Alumni Association  |  MARCH 2021

DTH Settlement in Case of Silent Sam Talks Yields Answers

The UNC System agreed to pay the Chapel Hill campus $74,999 for racial equity initiatives and explain how the 2019 settlement with a Confederate advocacy group was reached.

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Tuition Going Up for Nonresidents, Not for In-Staters

Undergraduates from outside North Carolina will pay $684 more, and health and campus security fees will go up for all students. For a fifth straight year, in-state students will see no increase.

Oral Drug Shows Promise at Preventing COVID Infections

Researchers at the medical school and the Gillings School of Global Public Health found that the drug halts SARS-CoV-2 replication and prevents infection of human cells in a mouse model.

$8 Million Gift Funds Public Discourse Speaker Series

UNC will bring noteworthy scholars to campus four times each year to share their perspectives about timely issues while fostering dialogue with others who think differently about the topic.

Applications Up Sharply for Class of 2025

The 53,735 applications for fall 2021 reflect a 21 percent increase over fall 2020. UNC expects to enroll a class similar in size to last fall — about 4,450 first-year students and 850 transfers.

Franklin Street Rushers Face Possible COVID Sanctions

“COVID doesn’t take a break for the Duke game,” Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz said. UNC is investigating a mass violation of community standards aimed to combat the virus.


Take Me Out to the Dean Dome

We're bringing the Smith Center to you, wherever you are. Put on your lucky jersey and get ready to jump around.     

Happenings at the GAA


Launching on the UNC Alumni App

Don’t miss out on GAA member-exclusive merch coming this month: #GDTBATH campfire mugs. Two easy steps to get ready: Become a GAA member, and download the UNC Alumni app. The arrival of these cozy mugs will be announced first on the UNC Alumni app.

Staying Connected

There’s a lot of engaging opportunities being offered by the GAA and UNC during the COVID-19 pandemic. Take a look at what’s new, what’s entertaining and what’s thought-provoking. Click in, and learn more.

Our Carolina Stories

For many years, a member of the GAA Board of Directors has presented a “My Carolina Story” at each of the board’s quarterly meetings. Hear from past GAA Board Chair Jim Delany ’70.

N.C. History Series

Click in with us for our popular N.C. History Series with Freddie Kiger ’74 (’77 MAT) as we dive deep into UNC’s own history or discover the details of history-making moments. Next up: From hanging in effigy to hanging banners, Coach Dean Smith’s career was legendary. GAA members save $10. Tune in, and learn more.


From the Calendar

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A Conversation With ESPN Producer Bryan Ives ’10

Click in with the Connecticut Carolina Club to hear about the impressive experiences of ESPN producer Bryan Ives ’10. Learn more.


Seminar on Global Challenge of Religious Freedom

Click in with Carolina Public Humanities to explore case studies and examine religious freedom. GAA members save $25 on the series. Learn more.


Chocolate Tasting — Sold Out

Treat yourself to a chocolate tasting from home with Casey Hickey ’89. The tasting box will be shipped right to your door. GAA members save $10. Learn more.


Downtown Chapel Hill: Then, Now and Always

Reminisce with Chapel Hill business owners. Next up, focus on Black-owned businesses with Delores Bailey and Kevin “Kaze” Thomas ’12. Learn more.


GAA Member of the Month

George Moore Cutrell ’87, Life Member

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

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