Campus News

One for the history books

The year in review


A year in the life of any major research university is marked by milestones, and this year was no different — at least not at first. It began with several forward-looking leadership changes, including Kevin M. Guskiewicz being appointed the University’s 12th chancellor in December. Historic donations, research breakthroughs, sports victories and other high points followed. At the end of January, the Board of Trustees endorsed a new strategic plan — Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good — to guide Carolina’s decision-making and investments. A month later, the COVID-19 pandemic presented the University with its biggest challenge in recent memory. Working together, members of the Carolina community — students, staff, faculty and administrators — met the challenge with creativity and a shared purpose, pivoting to complete instruction and continue the research that’s so important to the state of North Carolina, the U.S. and the world.



University welcomes new general counsel



Hussman family makes historic gift


New police chief works to build trust


University plans for big data


The Well launches


Ambassador becomes new chief global officer



Field hockey stadium named for legendary coach


University Day highlights ‘service to the state’


Carolina appoints first VC focused on campus safety


Tar Heel Bus Tour hits the road



Research enterprise leads the way


Virtual museum’ of ancient NC history opens


Field hockey team celebrates another NCAA title 



Kevin M. Guskiewicz named 12th chancellor



Guskiewicz announces new history commission


University names new human resources VC


Group works to rebuild trust on campus 


University adopts new strategic plan 


New VC named for information technology 



College of Arts & Sciences chooses new dean



Visitor’s Center opens 


The University pivots 


Remote learning begins with successes, surprises 


Carolina postpones spring commencement 



University cuts Elsevier subscriptions 


Carolina tops coronavirus research rankings