Eve Marie Carson 1985-2008

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Eve Carson | student body president | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This photo was taken on Monday, 3 March. Eve was shot less than 36 hours later. The entire campus, community and alumni mourn her death. She had a ethic of public service so strongly symbolized in her response to why she does what she does. [Photo by Tony Deifell]


Primary UNC-CH website

10,000 celebrate Carson’s life
Rose Hoban WUNC-FM report on celebration of life
Chancellor’s message to students following arrests of suspects (13 March)
Remarks of Eve’s father, Bob Carson
Remembering the student’s president
Eve Carson’s death stuns campus
‘Carolina, … the whole world, has lost a lot’
Many join in grief for UNC student leader
UNC-system leaders mourn loss of Carson

Slain student remembered by friends, fellow students (Athens Banner-Herald)

Duke vigil planned for Mon 24 March to honor Abhijit Mahato
Sheril Kirshenbaum – The Intersection
Morehead Scholars – Eve on her Ecuador mission (click ‘Enter’ then “The Gifts of Poverty”)

UNC student body president webpage
Photo gallery (The Daily Tar Heel)
Photo gallery (News & Observer)
Woman shot in Chapel Hill – Police seek clues to her identity (original report)


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has established the Eve Marie Carson Memorial Fund in memory of Eve Carson, our student body president, trustee, wonderful person and great friend. The purpose of this Fund is to celebrate and remember Eve Carson’s love for the University and its students. The specific use of contributions to this fund will be determined in consultation with Eve’s family.
For those wishing to make an online gift, please visit giving.unc.edu/gift, choose one of the giving options, select “Eve Marie Carson Memorial Fund” under University Designation, and select “Eve Marie Carson Memorial Fund” under University Fund.
For those wishing to mail a check, please make the check payable to UNC-Chapel Hill, write Eve Marie Carson Memorial Fund in notation line, and send the gift to Carolina, P.O. Box 309, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309.
Memorial donations may also be directed to the Clarke County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education, P.O. Box 1708, Athens, GA 30603.

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4 thoughts on “Eve Marie Carson 1985-2008

  1. This is definitely a tragedy. We had a similar case at my university this week, and we are still in shock. Eve Carson was definitely someone who was going to go places and do great things…I really hope the perpetrator is found, although I’m not sure if there can ever really be justice in cases like this.

  2. Anne-Marie, yes I had read about Lauren Burk earlier in the week and initially thought that the first stories about Eve Carlson were about the Auburn case. You probably already know this but both young women are from Georgia, having grown up about 70 miles apart. What a terrible loss for both of our communities and their respective families.

  3. so many of our wonderful young college students are being killed . what is it that we as a nation and community are missing or not seeing in people that do this. to me this is a real question , not a criticism, by any means ,maybe there is things that happen and no tell tale sign was given. it makes my heart sick to see pictures and hear on the news that such precious youth are being killed. the scurge of our society is that we let creeps run the street,whom the justice system has turned loose to soon because of overpopulation of the prisons.

  4. I hated hearing that Eve Carson was kidnapped and rapped and also murdered. Even if her ancestors owned slaves that doesnt give them two- Atwater and Lovette Jr. the right to kill her!! She had her whole life ahead of her she was going to graduate and become something that is better than her killers!!! Forget what her killers` families want and do the right and the best thing for the whole university!!!
    Have a teacher that has a son that is a UNC student and has a little girl too!!!

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