North America News

AIC 2016 Report Creating Native Student Access and Success in Higher Education

December 21, 2016

In 2014, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill signed a resolution with North Carolina tribes resolving to hold an annual gathering of the eight North Carolina native nations on campus to hear directly from tribes about ways the University can support tribal sovereignty, self-determination and Native nation rebuilding through research, teaching and service…. Read more »

Student Fights for Recognition, Respect of Lumbee Tribe

November 18, 2016

Even as a middle-class child growing up in Durham, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill senior Gavin Bell understood what it meant to be a Lumbee Indian. He knew his family roots ran deep in Robeson County because of the stories his mother and father told about what it was like growing up in… Read more »

Cinthia Pecina ’17 Awarded 2017 WomenNC Fellowship

November 3, 2016

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student Cinthia Pecina ’17 was awarded the 2017 Commission on the Status of Women Fellowship by WomenNC. The 2017 program requires fellows to research a topic concerning women’s rights, investigate local efforts to promote gender equality and write a policy paper. In the spring, fellows will have the… Read more »

Native American Law Students Association Helps Storm Victims

October 28, 2016

After Hurricane Matthew, Chelsea Barnes, a second-year law student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took a break from hitting the books to hit the road. Barnes drove to Robeson County, North Carolina, to volunteer at a distribution point to help storm victims in the Lumbee tribe. Barnes organized a supply drive… Read more »

UNC Named to President’s Honor Roll for Public Service

October 4, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named to the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The honor roll recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of best practices in campus-community partnerships. UNC has… Read more »

UNC Awards $915,675 in Study Abroad Support to 198 Students

August 29, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided $915,675 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 198 students pursuing study abroad programs in Spring, Summer and Fall 2016, and yearlong programs during the 2016-17 academic year. Funded by private gifts to the College of Arts and Sciences, the awards enable students to study… Read more »