Media Center


The UNC Media Center provides central access to all published feature stories, system news, and press releases. Our archive holds a great deal of information about the accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Feature Stories

We’re proud of the work of our 17 campuses and affiliate institutions in providing the best possible instruction, research, and outreach to benefit the state and beyond. Take a look at some of the stories highlighting system accomplishments, initiatives, and people.

Across the System News

Read news from across the UNC system that reflects institutional priorities.

Press Releases

View our most recent announcements and access the press release archives.


Call or email the Communications staff to submit a media inquiry or interview request or ask us about a story published on our website.

Top Stories


Virtual Reality Improves College Access

The university campus tour is a generations-old rite of passage for eager—and nervous—high school students who have their sights set on the horizon as they prepare to leave the nest.

Imagine... more

A Class Portrait: 2018’s Marian Drane Graham Scholars

What will the class portrait of North Carolina’s next generation of education and civic leaders look like?

If we’re lucky, something resembling 2018’s group of Marian Drane Graham scholars.

For six weeks this summer, six resourceful... more

Latest News

New Police Development Program to train the ‘policing leaders of tomorrow’ at Appalachian

New Police Development Program to train the ‘policing leaders of tomorrow’ at Appalachian

In May, 24 Appalachian State University students began the rigorous training and education at the Appalachian State University Police Academy to become certified police officers in North Carolina, becoming the first class in the Appalachian...


Collaboration builds social capital through the arts

Collaboration builds social capital through the arts

One by one, about a dozen children file into the multi-purpose room for a dance class at Willows Peake Apartments in the Happy Hill neighborhood.


Lori Westmoreland, CVM zoological medicine resident, uses ultrasonography to measure fat layer thickness. Photo by: NOAA Fisheries/Heather Haas, NEFSC

Small Tags, Big Help for Endangered Leatherback Turtles

Craig Harms has spent decades working with marine animals, especially sea turtles, but a recent field project was an entirely different type of experience for the NC State...


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