A River Runs Through It
Five UNC campuses learn about African culture, music, sustainability from Nile Project
Going Un-Viral
UNC Charlotte creating data tools to help Department of Defense track pathogen migrations
Exploring a new Frontier
FSU, UNCG part of Gates Foundation program to increase graduation rates
Legal LIT-eracy
New WSSU program has university’s legal counsel mentoring students considering law school
Star Pupils
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UNC Board of Governors announces 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected some of the University’s most outstanding faculty to receive its 2017 Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The 17 recipients, who represent all 16 of North Carolina’s public universities and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, were nominated by special committees on their home campuses and selected by the Board of Governors’ Committee on Personnel and Tenure.

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Board of Governors March 2017 Meeting

The UNC Board of Governors met in regular session on Friday, March 3 at 8:00 a.m. in the Board Room of the UNC Center for School Leadership Development, located at 140 Friday Center Drive in Chapel Hill. View video archives and materials.

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UNC President Margaret Spellings' Statement on NC House Bill 186

UNC President Margaret Spellings has offered the following comment on NC House Bill 186.

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UNC President's Comments regarding the Board of Governors reduction legislation

UNC President Margaret Spellings has offered the following comment on the Board of Governors reduction legislation:

The General Assembly’s proposal to reduce the size of the Board of Governors fits with a natural pattern of modern and effective governance and greater operational efficiency. We have the opportunity to find the right balance in governance and accountability—system-level governance should remain focused on broad goals and accountability measures. As we rise to meet the challenges of a growing state and a more complex economy, getting that balance right is more important than ever.

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