Happy Wednesday, Tar Heels! Read on to learn about the Dixie Classic scandal, diversity at UNC and North Carolina airport drama:
- “To me, taking funding away from diversity programs is taking diversity away from Carolina.” The structure and finances of diversity programs across the UNC system are under scrutiny from the system’s Board of Governors.
- UNC baseball may have lost its home opener, but they’ve found a dependable pitcher. First-year Caden O’Brien had seven strikeouts in 4.1 innings in his first collegiate start.
- UNC’s 21st-century NCAA woes weren’t the University’s first — today, we’re publishing an excerpt from an upcoming book of DTH history that details a 1961 scandal involving basketball recruiting, a Dixie-themed tournament and your favorite college newspaper.
- UNC’s Camp Kesem provides a summer haven for children whose parents have or have had cancer, with many campers returning as counselors once they’re UNC students.
- Yesterday, the Faculty Athletics Committee discussed admission regulations on athletic and art recruits, GPA predictions and the history of prominent University donors in the Kenan family.
- The historic Horace Williams Airport was the second-ever official airport in North Carolina — but now, it’s once again facing potential closure. Will public support keep it alive?
STATE AND NATIONAL
- Durham County District Attorney Roger Echols has dropped charges against the five people who remained accused of destroying a Confederate statue in Durham over the summer.
- OPINION: The law isn’t stopping the removal of Silent Sam — so what is?
- Even as the cost of living in Chapel Hill continue to rise with the local economy, student financial aid has only been on the decline through the years. Here’s what students seeking more aid can do.