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

Dr. Greg Lester, executive director of academic advising and student success at Appalachian State University, outside the Office of Student Success. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Student success at Appalachian — early intervention is key

Appalachian State University

As an undergraduate student, Greg Lester was falling behind at the University of Kentucky (UK) in the 1990s.

Dr. Greg Lester ’98 M.A., executive director of academic advising and student success at Appalachian State University, said... more


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

Latest News

WSSU Motorsports Management students (left) Sidney Pritchett and Walter Thomas III (right) with NHRA driver Antron Brown.

NASCAR's changing face: Motorsports management students see new opportunities

Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. – the first full-time African-American driver in NASCAR’s elite series since 1971 – is changing the face of NASCAR.


The Engare Sero footprint site in Northern Tanzania, Africa. Photo by Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce

Disappearing footprints in Tanzania

Year by year, millimeter by millimeter, human footprints made in Africa at the end of the Pleistocene Epoch are slowly vanishing. The 400 or so footprints, located near a site known as Engare Sero in Northern Tanzania, represent the largest...


Students volunteering as part of the 11th annual Spartan Service Day learned how a bioretention cell protects the environment and filters stormwater at the Greensboro Science Center. Students removed invasive weeds and cleaned up a nearby stream to further ensure a healthy environment on the grounds.

Spartans make an impact with service to the community

Spartans were spread across the City of Greensboro in late August cleaning bikes, painting classrooms, removing invasive weeds and everything in between. ...


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