UNC Best Workplace for Commuters 2017

March 6, 2017

UNC-Chapel Hill was named a Best Workplace for Commuters for 2017. On Jan. 31 the Center for Urban Transportation Research announced the employers who earned the designation by meeting the National Standard of Excellence criteria with their employee commuter benefits. Carolina was one of 27 colleges and universities nationally and … Continued

Battle Grove Restoration Project has been planned as an on-campus storm water restoration project since the early 2000’s. The bowl-like field adjacent to McIver Residence Hall was a stream prior to campus development in the area and frequently flooded during periods of prolonged or heavy rain. Jill Coleman (landscape architect) and Sally Hoyt (storm water systems engineer) designed a plan to “daylight” the Battle Branch tributary that flowed through a pipe and stone channel.

Battle Grove a Model for Living-Learning Lab

February 22, 2017

Dr. Geoffrey Bell wanted a way for students in his fall 2016 Restoration Ecology class to link concepts in ecosystem restoration with the practical application of research techniques they were learning. Sally Hoyt wanted to find new ways to engage students in the campus infrastructure around them. So, it was … Continued


Carolina Inn snags a star chef

February 10, 2017

While Greensboro is only 50 miles from Chapel Hill, bussing tables at the local Chi-Chi’s is culinary light years away from directing the cuisine of the historic Carolina Inn and its Crossroads Restaurant. But then new Executive Chef Brandon Sharp, who’s also an Ironman triathlete, likes to take the long … Continued


Carolina Ranks No. 11 in 2016 GreenMetric Sustainable Campus Survey

February 7, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked No. 11 in this year’s Universitas Indonesia Green Metric World University Ranking. The annual GreenMetric Ranking ranks campus sustainability worldwide. This year’s survey was the largest yet and included 516 universities from 74 countries. UNC-Chapel Hill ranked No.4 among 59 participating … Continued


Mike Freeman Retires from Auxiliary Services Post

January 17, 2017

Auxiliary Services Director Mike Freeman will retire Jan. 31, after more than 30 years in his position. Scott Myers, currently associate director of Auxiliary Services, will serve as interim director of Auxiliary Services, starting Feb. 1. “The University has benefited greatly from Mike’s business acumen and leadership,” said Brad Ives, … Continued

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