Out of the Blue
Newsletter of the UNC General Alumni Association  |  JAN. 2023

Yearlong Renovations Begin to Update Coker Arbor

The iconic arbor along East Cameron Avenue, site of many wedding and graduation photos, has begun undergoing renovations to replace its deteriorating black locust timbers and remove stairs on the west end to make it more accessible to all. Read more.

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Human Rights Activist Stevenson to Deliver Commencement Address

Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a human rights organization, will deliver the keynote address at the 2023 Spring Commencement on May 14. Read more.

Students Re-engineer Toys for Kids With Accessibility Needs

UNC students working for an organization that reconfigures toys so children with accessibility needs can more easily play with them distributed the toys to six Triangle and Charlotte locations in December. Read more.

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Burnett Seminar Video Now Available

Watch our presentation of We’re Not Broken — Changing the Autism Conversation: A Conversation about Academic Success, which featured journalist Eric Garcia ’14. Click in.

GAA Member Giveaway: Tar Heel Desk Pad

Turn your office into the ultimate Carolina fan zone with this extra large computer desk pad. Become a GAA member, download and log in to the UNC Alumni app, and tap the “enter to win” tile for your chance to win this epic office upgrade.

Our Carolina Stories

A member of the GAA Board of Directors presents a “My Carolina Story” at each of the board’s quarterly meetings. Hear from GAA board member Richard “Stick” Williams ’75.

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