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

Cari JeffriesClass of 2014

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Sallie Krawcheck ’87Owner of Ellevate Network, Past Head of Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney, Top LinkedIn Influencer, Fortune and Forbes Most Powerful Women lists

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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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A fresh coat of paint to start our semester. 🎨
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August 28, 2015
Surprise surprise, the day ends with doing work on the kitchen table. It has been fun to virtually share my day with you ☀️ I am genuinely grateful to be at UNC with the support of the Foundation, which makes days like the one I have shared with you all today possible. Here's hoping we connect in person someday soon! - Amu Photo by Amu Muyanga '18. #TakeoverTuesday
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August 26, 2015
The Student Union is my favourite place to work and take a breath on campus. Good vibes, a constant stream of friends and interesting new people plus arguably the best coffee on campus at Alpine Café. Photo by Amu Muyanga '18. #TakeoverTuesday
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August 25, 2015
I think I've found my favourite class of the semester 💃🏾 Prof. Nzongola, pictured in the background doing his own thing, is officially one of the coolest people I have ever met. I am always so pleasantly surprised to find such a high calibre of African studies professors in little Chapel Hill. And my friend and fellow Morehead-Cain scholar, Lauren, is in it with me. #Score. Apologies for the grainy quality. Photo by Amu Muyanga '18. #TakeoverTuesday
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August 25, 2015
Quick trip to the Study Abroad Office to talk through my plans for world domination. Bwahaha. Photo by Amu Muyanga '18. #TakeoverTuesday
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August 25, 2015
#MoreheadCainFinalsWeekend nostalgia as I pass the Carolina Inn on my way to class. It's hard to believe the #ClassOf2018 are in our sophomore year. Photo by Amu Muyanga '18. #TakeoverTuesday
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August 25, 2015
Heita! I'm Amu, a sophomore from South Africa 🇿🇦 I'm a Global Studies major with a focus on trade, economics and development in Africa and I'm trying to narrow down my other interests so I can decide on a minor/other major. Here is me rushing out of my apartment complex because I'm #foreverlate, which is why my first post of the day is after 12pm!😂 Thanks for sharing my day with me! #TakeoverTuesday
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August 25, 2015
#TBT to Freshman Picnic 2012—enjoy this last year, seniors! #UNC16
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August 20, 2015
My day-long takeover of the M-C Instagram account is drawing to a close. I want to thank the staff for giving me an opportunity to post. This photo admittedly was not taken today. I took it a year ago when I first started school at UNC. In that time, I've grown to love this place. I hope you all have enjoyed my photos! Photo by Rob Gourley '18
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August 19, 2015
One of my favorite parts of college is the people. After being away for the summer, it's awesome to get back and see friends. Dave and Lauren (in the photo) are two of my good friends. A lot of hugging goes on as people reunite during the first few days of classes. Photo by Rob Gourley '18
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