“The Morehead-Cain didn’t just make a difference in my life; it made the difference.”

Sallie Krawcheck ’87 Ellevest CEO and co-founder, top ten LinkedIn Influencer, Fortune and Forbes Most Powerful Women lists

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“The Morehead-Cain experience has built in me that eternal belief that life is an adventure.”

Cari JeffriesClass of 2014

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“This rich, uncharted journey is the continuation of steps I took as a Morehead-Cain Scholar.”

Dr. Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld ’87Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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    We are energized by big ideas and new experiences.

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  • We dream and we discover.
    We learn and we grow.
    We connect and we give.

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  • We say “yes” to serendipity. We explore our interests, make connections, and discover what we’re made of.

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Meet Melodie Potts Rosevear ’01—the woman behind @TeachForAU. https://t.co/UkoEkD1kLF https://t.co/qYVLl7FMNK

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Who profits when disaster strikes? @frontlinepbs's investigation—co-edited by Fritz Kramer ’05—premieres tonight. https://t.co/llQl1J9Ld1

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@zachliaros Thank you for following us, Zach!

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Stuart Luter ’20 on developing a curriculum and teaching in Haiti. https://t.co/hSw5GhMNuG https://t.co/AhUswbsq8x

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“But I see this ambiguity as opportunity.” https://t.co/QVM41VATC7

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The @UNC student-founded @CommuniGift is a finalist in the @Inc + @TOMS #PitchForGood! Awesome! https://t.co/EGq26DzdK5

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The @nytimes' @FrankBruni ’86 on how and why you diversify colleges. https://t.co/kNjaGKWuZ5 https://t.co/nJBjB6hybU

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May 17, 2016

It was great catching up with #MoreheadCain young alumni last night in San Francisco! https://t.co/cEhh4tVzKw

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“We need more leaders of [his] quality.” — Praise for @NIHDirector Francis Collins ’77. https://t.co/v18tiAM2LT

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Many summer enrichment experiences are getting underway this week. Best of luck out there, scholars!

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It's always fun when we get to celebrate with incoming first-year scholars during awards ceremonies. Congrats, Wynn and Cameron!
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May 25, 2016
#MoreheadCain Scholars, Alumni, and staff learn leadership lessons on the Gettysburg Battlefield.
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We miss the class of 2016 already! Enjoy embarking on new adventures, scholars — and remember you're always welcome here in Chapel Hill!
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May 9, 2016
Congratulations, #MoreheadCain Class of 2016! #GDTBATH
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The Morehead Sundial is graduation picture-ready, surrounded by blooming flowers. 🌺 #targram #unc
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May 4, 2016
We hope those sips from the Old Well on FDOC pay off, scholars. Best of luck during finals!
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April 29, 2016
I've been lucky to live with Chris Combemale '19 this year—I've learned lots about tea. Especially how to properly serve guests. Thanks for coming along for this very special #TakeoverTuesday! 🌜🌜📷: Ezra Rawitsch '19
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April 27, 2016
We urbanism nerds are checking out the new Carolina Planning Journal and checking in about featuring an article from our project @global3rd in the undergraduate planning blog, Angles. #TakeoverTuesday 📷: Ezra Rawitsch '19
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April 26, 2016
T.S. Eliot said that April was the cruelest month. I invite Mr. Eliot to eat raspberries from his fingers on a day like today and reconsider his position. #TakeoverTuesday 📷: Ezra Rawitsch '19
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April 26, 2016
@theadamhasan and I wrapped up PLAN651 class today with a presentation of our proposed urban intervention in the South African city of Pretoria. 🇿🇦 #TakeoverTuesday 📷: Ezra Rawitsch ’19
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