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UNC lost its first alumnus in the
August when the
vehicle Army Pfc.
Morris L. Walker
’08 was riding in
hit a roadside
bomb. Walker was a
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Courtland Smith, a junior biology
major and president of Delta Kappa
Epsilon, was shot
and killed by a
police officer during
a traffic stop after he
drew officers to him
with a call to 911
just before the start
of the fall semester.
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UNC’s fifth chancellor got his name
on a residence hall in August when one of
five apartment-style buildings on South
Campus was named Nelson
Ferebee Taylor Hall. Taylor
was in the class of ’42 at Carolina.
The new chair of the Board of
Trustees is Robert W. Winston III ’84 of
Raleigh. Trustees in July welcomed five
new members to the board.
Carolina is fifth again — and the top
public value — in the U.S. News annual
UNC’s research grants and contracts totaled $716 million in 2009 despite
the bad economy — the largest amount to
date and up 5.6 percent from last year.
Four up-and-coming faculty are
recipients of the Phillip and Ruth Hettle-man Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly
Achievement by Young Faculty.
Nike Inc. has for the first time
entered into individual contracts with each
of UNC’s head coaches in a new 10-year
contract with the University.
The director of the Ohio Super-computer Center has been named the
new director of the Renaissance Computing Institute, the multi-campus research
center with its home base in Chapel Hill.