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

Empty Bowls Returns to Chapel Hill

By Emory Nager The Campus Y Committee Tar Heel TABLE fights food insecurity in the local Chapel Hill/Carrboro community, working closely with TABLE NC, which helps provide local hungry children with food. TABLE is holding an event called Empty Bowls at Weaver Street Market this coming Sunday, October 16 from 3:30-7:00 called Empty Bowls. … Continued