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Katie Aiello, Photo Courtesy of The Graduate School
A few months ago, The Graduate School sent out a call for help from current UNC Chapel Hill graduate students in naming the school’s revamped multimedia publication. Scores of suggestions poured in, with entries ranging from What in Tar Nation?! to The Rameses Reader. The editors had the daunting task of selecting just five suggestions to pass onto graduate alumni for a vote.
Aiello is in the final months of her graduate studies, which means she's totally devoted to finishing her master’s thesis on the benefits of art therapy for patients with schizophrenia. Aiello says the iPad mini she won by entering the winning name for The Graduate School's publication will be a very helpful tool for her work.
“It's going to be super, super helpful going into the field that I'm going into,” Aiello said. She plans to carry it with her so that she can keep track of her patients and get her work done while on the move.
Aiello said the inspiration for The Carolina Chronicle was the title of her family's newsletter, The Caviness Chronicler, which her great-aunt sends out each holiday season. She said that it seemed fitting to use part of the title of her family newsletter for a publication that reaches out to the Carolina graduate community, which Aiello says forms another kind of large, multi-generational family.
“We really look forward every year to this newsletter from our family, so I wanted the same for our newsletter that's going out to The Graduate School family,” Aiello said.
Adapted from a story written by Jess Clark, master's degree candidate in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication.