Local News

In Show of Support, N.C. State Wears Carolina Blue

Posted March 18, 2008
Updated March 19, 2008

— Hundreds of students gathered on the Brickyard at North Carolina State University Tuesday for a moment of silence and reflection in memory of Eve Carson, some wearing Carolina blue clothing and ribbons.

Carson, 22, was shot to death March 5 about a half-mile from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, where she was student body president.

Student leaders organized Tuesday's event at N.C. State in an effort to support the rival school in the midst of grieving for its slain student leader. It coincided with a memorial service in Chapel Hill to celebrate Carson's life.

"What happened to Eve was so tragic, and it could really happen to anybody," N.C. State student Carrie Chase said. "And I think, just being a university so close by, it really hit everyone here, also.

Students also raised money for a memorial fund established at UNC. N.C. State's student senate has committed $1,000 to the memorial and organizers expected to raise several hundred more dollars Tuesday.

The specific use of contributions to the Eve Marie Carson Memorial Fund will be determined in consultation with Carson's family, UNC has said.

Donations can be made online at giving.unc.edu/gift by choosing a giving option and selecting the fund under University Fund.

Checks made payable to UNC-Chapel Hill with "Eve Marie Carson Memorial Fund" in the memo line can be mailed to: Carolina, P.O. Box 309, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514

"She wanted to make this world a better place when she left it," said N.C. State Student Body President Bobby Mills, who knew Carson personally. "And I think, even though her life was short-lived, I think she has done that."

17 Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • unaffiliated Mar 19, 7:09 p.m.

    Thanks!.....from 2 UNC grads.

  • North Carolina Native Mar 19, 1:26 p.m.

    I didn't know you, Eve but I bet you were a really sweet girl. I hope your parents find the strenght to get through this most difficult time.

  • DarnYou Mar 19, 12:46 p.m.

    Hey! How classy is that for the WolfPack? LOL @ Justin T though.

  • truth-hurts Mar 19, 11:26 a.m.

    I'm proud of my Pack!

  • Justin T. Mar 19, 10:27 a.m.

    I hope that wearing Chapel Hill's colors will make us play ball better by osmosis.

  • tarheelblue919 Mar 19, 9:58 a.m.

    I'm a life long Carolina fan, despite all the comments I have made in the sports rivalry's, I would like to say THANK YOU for all the support given to the Carolina Community over the past couple weeks, its nice to see people come together when its really needed...all these students have shown that people from all walks CAN find a common ground and get along, and have compassion for one another, what a mature and wonderful example they are setting!!!

  • unc83 Mar 19, 9:51 a.m.

    I am very proud of what the community and especially the universities have done in support of 2 fallen students. I truly hope they start showing their support by getting laws and procedures changed in our state. These young people are our future!!!!!!

  • strayUNC Mar 19, 9:44 a.m.

    NC State showing a lot of class and making a great gesture.

  • ice cream Mar 19, 8:54 a.m.

    I wore blue for Eve, as well as some Duke blue for Abhijit. The Pack did well yesterday.

  • wife-of-a-concrete-man Mar 19, 8:54 a.m.

    Kudos to the Wolfpack! A class act, indeed.

More...