Chapel Hill, NC — In a letter Wednesday, student Brendan Lardner received acceptance into UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences for the fall of 2014, contingent upon completion of his Global Studies major this spring.
According to sources in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Lardner’s Global Studies curriculum–which includes an impressive breadth of introductory and pre-requisite courses–distinguishes him from a pool of some of the brightest applicants from around the nation.
“We are confident that [Lardner] is ready for the College of Arts and Sciences,” said Stephen Farmer, Vice Provost for Enrollment and Undergraduate Admissions. “His Global Studies major has given him a strong foundation for university-level coursework.”
Karen Gil, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, described the “immense” opportunities that lie before Lardner as he prepares to take on serious academic disciplines such as chemistry, literature, mathematics, and philosophy.
“In the College of Arts and Sciences, [Lardner] will be challenged in ways that he has never been before,” Gil said. “He’ll be confronted with complex, meaningful ideas and asked to delve deeper into his chosen field of study. Hopefully his Global Studies major has provided him with the basic tools he’ll need to succeed.”
At press time, Management and Society major Brett Mangum received notice that he had been wait-listed by the College of Arts and Sciences.