Computer scientist and community builder

When Charlie Helms decided to major in computer science more than three years ago, he was excited for the possibilities ahead of him.

It seemed like the perfect major to combine his interests in science, math and business. It would even let him tap into his creative side.

Three years later, Helms knows he made the right choice. He’s interned with Cisco, networked with executives at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase, and in January, he’ll start a full-time job as a program manager at Microsoft.

Helms will graduate from Carolina in December, completing his degree a semester early.

“I feel like in the past three years, I’ve done so much that I feel like I’ve gotten everything out of Carolina that I possibly could have,” said Helms, a native of Spring Lake, North Carolina. “From research, doing internships, to having really amazing friendships, to traveling abroad.”

Initially, though, he

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Lee Kun-hee, builder of global tech giant Samsung, dies at 78

SEOUL —Lee Kun-hee, the man who built Samsung Electronics into a global tech giant, died on Sunday aged 78, with his family members, including his son and successor Lee Jae-yong, at his side, the company said.



Lee Kun-hee wearing a suit and tie: Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee answers reporters' questions upon his arrival at the company's headquarters in Seoul Dec. 1, 2010.


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Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee answers reporters’ questions upon his arrival at the company’s headquarters in Seoul Dec. 1, 2010.

The statement from Samsung did not specify the cause of his death, but the ailing leader had been incapacitated for years after his 2014 heart attack after which his son took over running the company. He was also treated for lung cancer in the late 1990s.

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“Chairman Lee was a true visionary who transformed Samsung into the world-leading innovator and industrial powerhouse from a local business,” the statement said Sunday.

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Under Lee’s three decades of leadership, Samsung Electronics transformed from a

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