Matt Steyl


Emory cuts journalism program

For the second time in two years, a major university is axing its journalism program. Emory University announced last week that it will close its journalism program in a college-wide restructuring effort.

Duke partners with Kazakhstan university

Duke University is expanding its global reach through a partnership with Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. Duke’s Fuqua School of Business is helping to design Nazarbayev’s MBA program, which is expected to begin in September 2012.

Advocacy group runs initiative to save student aid

An advocacy group of education organizations is working to save financial aid — one signature at a time. The Student Aid Alliance, an organization composed of 75 universities and higher-education groups, is running its Save Student Aid initiative to collect signatures from both students and faculty.

Senior-vice president of ASG wants to improve visibility

A group of fifth graders in the Philippines made a decision that had far-reaching consequences for the UNC-system Association of Student Governments when they elected Arjay Quizon to represent them on student council. Quizon, now senior-vice president of ASG, grew up and attended school in the Philippines.

Proposed bill to allow more alcohol in chocolate

Chocolate lovers might soon be able to legally enjoy chocolate made with alcohol, if a recently introduced bill in the N.C. General Assembly becomes law. The bill would allow as much as five percent alcohol by volume in confections — including truffles, chocolate, and cakes. Reginald Savage, chocolatier and proprietor of Azurelise in Raleigh, said the use of alcohol in chocolate has been around for a long time.