Celebrate Anoop Day May 4

April 30, 2009

UNC and the Town of Chapel Hill will welcome Anoop Desai back home and celebrate “Anoop Day” on Monday May 4. The public is invited to a reception honoring Anoop’s achievements on American Idol, with the Chancellor at the Carolina Club on campus at 5 p.m.

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Anoop’s Idol quest over

April 23, 2009

Anoop Desai’s amazing run on American Idol came to an end this week.  The good news is that the UNC College folklore graduate student will go on tour with the Top 10 where he’ll no doubt gain new fans.  Thanks for all the songs, Anoop, and good luck!

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Carolina, champions on and off the court

April 7, 2009

In a special You Tube video, Woody Durham, the voice of the Tar Heels, calls Carolina “champions on and off the court” and poses the question, “What are you going to do next?” Check out game highlights and the answers from faculty and students, with a grand finale on guitar by Chancellor Thorp here.


Carolina is #1 in Luce Scholars, surpassing Harvard

April 1, 2009

UNC-Chapel Hill is now number one in the nation for producing Luce Scholars, surpassing Harvard, which has held the position for years. UNC College seniors Nicholas Anderson (public policy major and Robertson Scholar) and Rachel Harper (biology major), along with 2007 College alumnus Jennifer Cimaglia (classical archaeology/ Morehead-Cain Scholar) were among 18 Luce Scholarship recipients nationwide this year. It was only the fourth time in Luce history that three students from the same school were selected. The Luce Scholarship supports a year of living and learning in East or Southeast Asia. Learn more here.