Chancellor's Fast Five

The "Fast Five" gives the campus community a sneak peek into some of the Chancellor's current and ongoing priorities and projects.

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: August 21, 2019

   August 21, 2019

Welcome to a new Niner Nation academic year that is sure to be unlike any other! For those who are new to the University, I send out these 'fast five' updates periodically to provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into some of my top projects and priorities. These updates are typically pretty brief, but after a hiatus over the summer, there's more than usual to share this time around so let's get...

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: March 19, 2019

   March 19, 2019
Spring Break has come and gone, and in the blink of an eye we're on the downward slide toward the end of another semester. Here are a few of the things that are occupying my time these days.

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: February 14, 2019

   February 14, 2019
It's been a while since my last update, but I'll resist the urge to try and catch up by making this a "Fast Fifteen." The spring semester is whizzing by and there's lots to share.

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: October 9, 2018

   October 9, 2018

It has been an eventful few weeks since my last update, so allow me to hit a few highlights:

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: September 7, 2018

   September 7, 2018

Our campus is full of energy, our classrooms are full of bright young minds, and our parking decks are full of cars...lots and lots of cars. Niner Nation is bustling with the start of a new semester! And I wanted to take this time to share the first Fall 2018 installment of "Phil's Fast Five," just to give you a glimpse of some of the things I'm focused on these days:

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: May 14, 2018

   May 14, 2018

And just like that, another academic year comes to a close.

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: April 2, 2018

   April 2, 2018

Most of my time since my last update was spent in Israel and Jordan with a group of colleagues, donors, and friends of the University. Among other things, we visited our archaeological dig at Mt. Zion in Jerusalem with Professors James Tabor (Religious Studies) and Shimon Gibson (History). James and Shimon make the world’s best tour guides, with...

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: March 12, 2018

   March 12, 2018

Action-packed. Whirlwind. Roller coaster. 

These are just a few words that come to mind when I reflect over the past few weeks since my last "Fast Five" update. So let me jump right in...

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: February 7, 2018

   February 7, 2018

Since we last spoke, we've weathered another round of winter precipitation. And thanks to Punxsutawney Phil, it looks like we're in for another 6 weeks of winter. We will wait patiently for spring and I will spend time practicing my putting. In other news...

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Chancellor's "Fast Five" Update: January 8, 2018

   January 8, 2018

Welcome to the first PHIL’S FAST FIVE installment of 2018. I hope you had a great winter break. Lisa and I spent the holidays out of town enjoying some blissfully warm weather. I must say, it was nice to unplug and unwind for a while, but notwithstanding the arctic blast that met us outside of Charlotte Douglas International Airport upon our return, it's great to be back home.

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