University of North Carolina


Joint Statement of the UNC Board of Governors and President Tom Ross

CHAPEL HILL, NC Jan. 16, 2015 –  The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has decided to begin the process of leadership transition. The Board believes President Ross has served with distinction, that his performance has been exemplary, and that he has devoted his full energy, intellect and passion […]


UNCG makes 'Military Friendly Schools' list for fourth consecutive year

GREENSBORO, NC Sept. 24, 2014 – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success. Victory Media’s Military Friendly […]


STATEMENT of UNC President Tom Ross on the 2014-15 state budget

CHAPEL HILL, NC August 7, 2014:   UNC President Tom Ross has offered the following statement on the 2014-15 state budget signed today by Governor McCrory:   “We are grateful to the members of the General Assembly for their attention to our needs and the tools that we have been […]


Charlotte Hornets Sign Free Agent Forward Marvin Williams

CHARLOTTE, NC July 21, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed free agent forward Marvin Williams.  Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We’re excited to add a player of Marvin’s caliber to our team,” Cho said.  “He will […]


John Fennebresque Elected Chair of the UNC Board of Governors; Other Officers Named

CHAPEL HILL, NC June 20, 2014 – Charlotte attorney John Fennebresque, a partner and vice chairman of the McGuireWoods law firm, will serve as the next chair of the UNC Board of Governors, the policy-making body of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.  His two-year term begins July 1.  In […]


State Board of Community Colleges, UNC Board of Governors Sign Revised Agreement Improving Transfer Process

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 21, 2014 – The State Board of Community Colleges and University of North Carolina Board of Governors today signed a revised Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) between the two public higher education systems, making college transfer options more defined and easier to follow.  The revised agreement, driven by […]


Hinton James: First Student at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 12, 2014 – On February 12, 1795, Hinton James became the first student to enter the University of North Carolina. James, who had walked to Chapel Hill from his home in New Hanover County, was the only student for the first two weeks of the school year. […]


Wake Forest Institute Opens

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 3, 2014 – On February 3, 1834, Wake Forest Institute opened with an initial enrollment of 16 students. The school’s first building, a simple provincial house, was the home of Dr. Calvin Jones, a founder of the Medical Society of North Carolina , officer in the War […]


Thurgood Marshall College Fund Pledges Scholarships for ECSU Students

CHAPEL HILL, NC January 31, 2014 – University of North Carolina President Thomas W. Ross announced today that the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) will join efforts to support the retention and graduation of students at Elizabeth City State University. TCMF has pledged $150,000 to provide scholarships for eligible students […]


William Polk, Last of N.C.’s Revolutionary Officers

RALEIGH, NC January 14, 2014 – On January 14, 1834, William Polk, the last surviving field officer of the North Carolina Continental Line, died in Raleigh. Polk served during the Revolutionary War with distinction, seeing action at Germantown, Brandywine, Eutaw Springs and Cowan’s Ford. After the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, […]