Archive | June, 2015

Important Dates – Fall 2015

17 Jun

do-all-the-things1Important Dates for Fall Term 2015(pdf)

Check your Connect Mail for more information on registration, and remember to check in with your advisor at least a week in advance of your registration date.

Saving the Fox

9 Jun
Carl Fox WRAL screengrab

Courtesy WRAL.com

Superior Court Judge Carl Fox is no stranger to trials, and now he’s facing his own. Fox is battling a blood cancer–myelodysplastic syndrome–and needs a blood marrow donation. According to WRAL-TV, Bob Murray,a marrow donor recruiter, finding a match  “will be difficult because of the small number of African-Americans on the donor registry. Only 7 percent of people on the registry are black.” Registration to be a donor is free and painless, and the test kit can be ordered online and sent to your home. If you’re a match, don’t worry: donation in most cases is also painless–much like donating blood to a blood bank.

Fox earned his Bachelor’s degree and J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has been recognized for his service to the community.

For more information on Carl Fox’s battle and where you can go to help him and others, check out the WRAL story and Delete Blood Cancer. You can also join the “Save the Fox” group on Facebook, where his friends have created a July 17-18 bone marrow registry drive.