For the 14th consecutive year, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received a record-setting number of first-year applications. The 44,784 applications for fall 2019 reflect a 3 percent increase over applicants for fall 2018. “Each year, we’re humbled by the motivated, engaged, and talented students who apply to Carolina,” said Stephen Farmer, vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions. Read more…

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Dr. Soumya Rahima Benhabbour is from the North African country of Morocco where, according to UNAIDS, there has been a 42 percent reduction in new HIV infections since 2010. That’s good news to Benhabbour, whose dream is to empower women and those in greatest need. Read more…

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Jacqueline Charles ’94 hasn’t been a stranger to Chapel Hill since her graduation. The Pulitzer Prize finalist, Emmy-award winning, Distinguished Alumna Awardee will be returning to Carolina to speak to the UNC School of Media and Journalism 2019 graduates in May. “It’s a chance for me to give back to a school that has given me so much,” she shared. “I had great professors who continued to encourage me even … Continued

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Growing up as the child of immigrants, Daniela Hercules Alfaro ’22 watched her parents work in low-wage jobs. They encouraged her to maximize her education, to take advantage of opportunities they didn’t have. “I remember, in the fifth grade, I found out what college was, and from then on I wanted to pursue a college education,” said Daniela, who grew up in Burlington, North Carolina. “Education became the center of … Continued

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