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

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Leah Everist ’18 named @UNC’s 39th Luce Scholar—congratulations, Leah! 🙌 https://t.co/Kzry5gkNRt https://t.co/S2fmG5Hy5W

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April 18, 2018

It warms our heart to honor the Morehead-Cain Class of 2018 at tonight's Senior Dinner. Congratulations, scholars!… https://t.co/Abr4lKsZoT

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April 12, 2018

The acceptance deadline has passed, and it brings us great joy to share that the class of 2022 will be our biggest… https://t.co/f3fOXSEEq0

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Congratulations to Sasha Seymore ’15 for helping the @KnightHennessy Scholars usher in a new era at @Stanford! 🎉… https://t.co/X2P39qrqt6

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April 10, 2018

This will do. ☀️😎🌷💙 https://t.co/kmZosy2GMz https://t.co/fkoR9aiZfS

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April 2, 2018

@jalenwayne_ The honor is ours, Jalen. We're so thankful to have met you!

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@DarkHorseDoc @kade_sutton Well done, Kade! Congrats! 🎉

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@TBS_Spartans A huge “congratulations” are in order to Bobby—we’re so lucky to have met him in this process!

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@JesuitTampaFL @TBHomeTeam We’re so fortunate to have met Sam and gotten to know him during the past five months. Congratulations, Sam! 🙌

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@HoggardHS The biggest of congratulations! 🎉

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Earlier today, as Echo and I passed the Carolina Inn en route to class, I couldn’t help but think back to my Finals Weekend and the start of my Carolina journey. This photo is a 4-year-old throwback to the day I accepted the Morehead-Cain Scholarship. My MC family has supported me through challenging times, showed me what it mean to live life passionately and compassionately, and ultimately shaped me into the person I am today. Thank you to everyone that has been a part of my journey (couldn’t have done it without you!!) and thank you for following along today! Cheers to four amazing years! | 📷 by Allison McGuire '18 #takeovertuesday #UNC18 PS--Underclassmen, enjoy it while it lasts...time really flies! 🐏
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April 18, 2018
Tonight’s next order of business—packing! On Thursday, Echo and I are heading to the PennVet Working Dog Conference. Representatives from working dog organizations all around the world, ranging from explosive detection dogs to guide dogs and everything in between, will be gathering in Pennsylvania to exchange ideas and network! My attendance was made possible through the Discovery Fund—thanks Uncle Mot! 💖 Echo’s supervising to make sure I get all her things packed: toothbrush, treats, toys, the works! | 📷 by Allison McGuire ‘18 #takeovertuesday
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April 18, 2018
Work hard, play hard!! During lunch, I met up with Elizabeth Nicholls ‘18 @nicholls_eliz and working medical alert dog Rufus for some fun. I raised Rufus fall of 2016, and he and Elizabeth were matched as a team in March! Echo had a blast, even if she did manage to grass-stain her face 😊 | 📷 by Allison McGuire ‘18 #takeovertuesday
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April 17, 2018
Whew! What a morning! I just finished the last midterm of my college career, a biochemistry exam, and now I’m off to my creative writing class. Echo and I passed by the Old Well on the way and took a few minutes to decompress in the grass. Campus is especially beautiful this time of year with the pink azaleas in bloom 🌺 | 📷 by Allison McGuire ‘18 #takeovertuesday
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April 17, 2018
Good morning Instagram and happy Takeover Tuesday!! My name is Allison, I’m a ~*senior*~ scholar studying biology and creative writing. My partner in crime, Echo, is an 8 month old golden retriever studying to be a service dog! It’s a beautiful morning in Chapel Hill, and we have lots do do. We caught the early bus with my roommate, alumni Tony Asher @tonyasher4 ‘17 and are now on our way to campus! | 📷 by Allison McGuire ‘18 #takeovertuesday
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April 17, 2018
It warms our heart to honor the Morehead-Cain Class of 2018 at tonight's Senior Dinner. Congratulations, scholars!
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April 12, 2018
Well friends, our time together has unfortunately come to an end. Time to get some much needed rest and prepare for another great Carolina day tomorrow! Thanks for *hanging* out with me today. This picture is from my first summer as a scholar when I took a NOLS rock climbing course in Wyoming. Thanks for letting me share a small part of how Morehead-Cain and Carolina have impacted me today! It has been a pleasure. Photo by Elaine Kearney ‘18 #TakeoverTuesday
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April 11, 2018
My long day of classes is now complete, finishing up with statistics (STOR 435) this afternoon. So what time is it? Time to walk by the beautiful Old Well on my way to get some dinner on Franklin Street! Just look at those beautiful spring tulips. *Sigh* I only have about 3 more weeks that I can enjoy this view... 😢 Just kidding! UNC can’t get rid of me that fast! I’ll be back in the fall for my masters in biostatistics! #GoHeels #NotLeavingYet Photo by Elaine Kearney ‘18 #TakeoverTuesday
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April 10, 2018
About 50 hours from now, this amazing group will meet up again to take our senior class photo, all dressed in our black-tie best. Look out for this picture right here later this week! Thanks @gbuie17 for sharing this picture earlier this week. Can’t wait to see you all Thursday night! Photo by Morehead-Cain, Shared by Elaine Kearney ‘18 #TakeoverTuesday
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April 10, 2018
My second class of the day, with fellow scholars David Collins ‘18, Ashish Khanchandani ‘18, and Vikram Aikat ‘20, was Bioalgorithms (COMP 555) which is an elective course in the computer science major where we discuss computer science algorithms for solving biological problems, specifically focusing on genetics. I’m sorry for the ugly blue screen in the back! Just before this picture was taken we were discussing Hidden Markov Models and their uses for sequencing genomes 😊 Photo by Elaine Kearney ‘18 #TakeoverTuesday
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