2016 Across the System News

  • The summary below highlights selected actions taken by the UNC Board of Governors during the May meeting.

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

    Read President Spellings’ May Report to the Board of Governors.

  • April 2016 Board Meeting Summary

    The summary below highlights selected actions taken by the UNC Board of Governors during the April meeting.

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

  • The UNC Board of Governors met in special session Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the appointment of a General Manager and Director of UNC-TV and the election of the chancellor for East Carolina University. The meeting was held in the Board Room of the Spangler Center located at 910 Raleigh Rd, Chapel Hill.

    Watch an archive of the live stream below.

  • Innovating for Social Change

    GREENSBORO, NC — Dressed in black suits, two high school seniors from the North Carolina School of Science and Math took the stage to pitch their idea for Planning and Caring Together, or PACT, a mobile app that enables adolescent cancer patients to communicate how they’re feeling to their doctors by rating, on a sliding scale, their anxiety, appetite and energy levels, among other things.

  • March 2016 Board Meeting Summary

    The summary below highlights selected actions taken by the UNC Board of Governors during the March meeting.

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

    Read President Spellings’ March Report to the Board of Governors.

  • North Carolina Central University student-athletes completed more than 2,200 hours of community service in the fall of 2015, which earned them a spot in the top 25 of all participating institutions in the NCAA Team Works Helper Helper Community Service Competition, placing 10th overall and seventh among Division I schools.

    NCCU football was ranked No. 1 out of all participating NCAA football teams, and NCCU’s men’s tennis was fifth in their sport category.

  • On Wednesday, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced that the UNC School of Medicine has been selected to join the Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium. The national consortium will work together to enhance the innovative work underway at each member institution to create the medical school of the future and spread their innovations to additional medical schools across the country.

  • January 2016 Board Meeting Summary

    The summaries below highlight selected actions taken by the UNC Board of Governors during the January meeting.

    For a full account of board proceedings and meeting materials, please check the board meeting archive.

  • UNC Asheville and The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) have partnered to launch the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship. The new center will create an all-in-one ecosystem to coalesce business resources and training programs to support student and community innovations and craft products. This initiative is supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation, with an initial grant of $716,500.

  • Transforming higher education can be a slow, laborious process – even more so if the institution is located in a country surrounded by armed conflict and regional unrest.

    But despite the ongoing crisis in Northern Iraq, violence in Kurdistan has remained low, enabling professors and administrators at Salahaddin University to focus on a future that provides the best possible education for their students.