Out of the Blue

Newsletter of the UNC General Alumni Association  |  APRIL 2021

Ol’ Roy Steps Down, Hubert Davis ’92 Takes Hoops Helm

Roy Williams ’72 departs after 33 seasons as a coach, with three national titles at UNC, and the family turns to Davis, who says, “I have been on this campus since I was 4.”

News from Carolina Alumni Review

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Whose Name Could You See on a UNC Building?

There’s an open call for suggestions of new names for three campus buildings whose original names were removed last year because of their namesakes’ ties to white supremacy.

Goal: Balanced Budget by June 2022

The challenges include a $100 million revenues-spending mismatch, $200 million in COVID-19 costs and the need to make a dent in a large backlog of deferred maintenance.

Four Honored for Advancement of Women

A doula, a graduate mentor, a solar energy researcher and a career development director have received the 2021 University awards for advocates of gender equity.

Carolina to Study Enslaved People Buried at Barbee Cemetery

The Commission on History, Race and a Way Forward and Kenan-Flagler Business School are working together to honor approximately 120 enslaved people buried on the edge of Chapel Hill.

Carolina Wrestler is National Champion

Austin O’Connor finished the season with a perfect 13-0 record and is the Tar Heels’ sixth national champion, the first since T.J. Jaworsky ’95 won the title in his senior year.


Happenings at the GAA


Bourbon Tasting With Gary Crunkleton ’96

If you’ve ever visited Gary at The Crunkleton on Franklin Street, you know you’re in for a good time and a whole lot of knowledge. Sign up by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on April 6 (tonight!), and you’ll get nine different bourbons and a tasting mat, shipped right to your door. Gary will walk you through each flavor profile on Thursday, April 15. GAA members save $20. Sign up today.

Launching on the UNC Alumni App

Don’t miss out on GAA member-exclusive merch coming this month: #GDTBATH tumblers. Two easy steps to get ready: Become a GAA member, and download the UNC Alumni app. The arrival of these very Carolina tumblers 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 board member and Tar Heel Network Chair Tom Lambeth ’57.

Explore Downtown Chapel Hill’s Restaurants

Bring your appetite and reminisce about our favorite college town’s restaurants with Bill Smith, James Beard Award finalist and long-time chef at Crook’s Corner, on Thursday, April 22. Tune in.


From the Calendar

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Lunch With UNC Distinguished Professor of English

Grab a virtual bite with Carolina Public Humanities and Philip Gura to talk about William Apess. GAA members save $6 on the series. Learn more.


Paint at Home: Parent and Child Rameses

Take to your own canvases to create Rameses and a baby ram that will work together as one masterpiece. GAA members save $10-$15. Learn more.


N.C. History Series: History of UNC Part III (1861 to 1877)

Click in with Freddie Kiger ’74 and hear how UNC navigated its precarious way through the Civil War. Available until May 4. GAA members save $10. Learn more.


Container Gardening Class

Celebrate Earth Day with Linda Bell, and learn how to make your containers work for you. Learn more.


GAA Member of the Month

Peter Glyn Mallinson ’81, Life Member

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