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Now We Are 300,000
Somewhere in the class of 2014, Carolina’s 300,000th living alumnus — or alumna — went forth
on May 11 carrying advice from this year’s Commencement speaker, surgeon and author Dr. Atul
Gawande. “The aim of college is not complicated,” Gawande told the class of 2014. “It is to learn
and try stuff so you can expand as a human being. Find what you care about. Maybe even figure
out who you are and what you are here on this rock for.” The registrar’s office had not finished its
final tally of new graduates by press time — the number of alumni noted above this photo shows
the number of total alumni as of May 31, excluding UNC’s newest graduates. When the counting
is complete, Carolina expects to have added nearly 6,000 new alumni. More coverage, page 80.