Campus Y Selects 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellows

The Campus Y at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected ten 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellowship (GGYF) recipients. These eight, incoming first-year students and two rising juniors will defer a year of university enrollment to gain informal, global education that combines volunteer service, work, and international … Continued

Remembering to be Flexible

The following blog was written by Meagan Meekins, a Global Engagement Fellow currently working in Guatemala.    Being in the Peace Corps taught me that you can never prepare for life abroad. You will learn more than you thought. You will stretch yourself farther than you thought. You will find … Continued

1-on-1 with Scott Moody: Combining Mission and Market

By Emory Nager Carolina THINK and Innovate Carolina present Scott Moody who is responsible for Apple’s fingerprint recognition system found in the iPhone 5s. Scott founded AuthenTec, a tech company that made fingerprint sensors that could be used to unlock phones and computers, which then sold to Apple in 2012 … Continued

The Great Carolina Cook-Off Comes to UNC

By Emory Nager The local non-profit Hope Gardens is sponsoring the upcoming UNC event of the Great Carolina Cook-Off on Thursday, March 30 from 6 PM to 9 PM in the Great Hall of the Student Union. The Great Carolina Cook-Off is a campus-wide cooking contest that allows students to … Continued

Best Buddies Making News

The Daily Tar Heel featured Campus Y committee Best Buddies today, highlighting the way the organization pairs volunteers with community members in one-on-one partnerships based on friendship. Since it’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, it’s an especially good time to check out one of the Y’s most vibrant committees. Just … Continued