Feature Stories

  • Unique Solution

    ECU launches international online educational doctorate

    Educators around the world face many of the same difficulties when pursuing advanced degrees, like completing their research and dissertation while working, but East Carolina University now provides a unique solution. 

  • Pioneering the future

    Joint Biomedical Engineering program combines strengths of NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill programs

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University already were ahead of the curve in 2003. With technology playing a greater role in medicine every day, it only made sense to combine Carolina’s top-notch medical program with State’s world-class engineering school to let their graduate students explore the growing field of biomedical engineering (BME).

  • #UNC2017Resolutions

    Leaders throughout the system announce resolutions for 2017

    During the holiday season, it’s a time-honored tradition to prepare resolutions for the new year. Here in the UNC system, we’re no different. We asked campus leaders from across the system to give us their goals and wishes for 2017 in the form of a Tweet, and here’s what they said.

  • The University of North Carolina School of the Arts has received an anonymous gift of $10 million, the largest gift the school has received from an individual donor, Chancellor Lindsay Bierman has announced.

  • Hope Restored

    Ugandan boys return home from ECU with healthy hearts

    Two months ago, walking more than a few steps without resting was impossible for 4-year-old Daniel Ambikiire. A congenital heart defect prevented him from being an active boy and pursuing his desire to help his father tend the family’s cattle at their home in Uganda.

    Today, Daniel can run, play and help his father thanks to a life-saving surgery available through a partnership between the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Vidant Medical Center and Samaritan’s Purse Children’s Heart Project.

  • Top Stories of 2016

    The 10 Most-Read Features of the Year

    Take a look back at the 10 most-read UNC system feature stories of 2016. Science, technology, instruction, and service to the state and the world were the highlights of the year.


  • Predictable Tuition

    Newly instituted fixed-tuition payment program helps UNC campuses remain affordable

    With the rising costs of college education in America, students who can predict their tuition costs for their academic careers stand a better chance of staying in school and graduating on time.

  • Unique UNCG/N.C. A&T partnership gives grad students best of both campuses

    Despite locations four miles apart and being part of the same university system, creating the Joint Master of Social Work Program (JMSW) between North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was no small undertaking.

  • Presidential Scholars Program


    The University of North Carolina is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Presidential Scholars Program.

    This is a one-year, paid appointment for three May 2017 UNC system graduates to serve at UNC General Administration in Chapel Hill under UNC President Margaret Spellings.

  • UNCSA’s Big Brother

    Rick earns Erskine Bowles Staff Service Award for work on campus, in community

    When reviewing all of the activities Joe Rick is involved with, one question leaps to mind – how does he have time to do it all? His exceptional level of service to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Winston-Salem community earned him the 2016 Erskine B. Bowles Staff Service Award.