HIGHER EDUCATION


3/18/2018 7:17pm

Students at N.C. Central University, one of UNC system's five HBCUs. Photo courtesy of Keisha Williams. 

HBCUs on the fringe: what NC's U.S. Rep. Walker and the government can do to support them

North Carolina has its fair share of HBCUs, each with unique personalities. However, these schools face financial difficulty, and the government wants to step in to help.  U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., is an organizer of annual meetings between legislators and historically black college and university leaders. Staff writer Michael Meeks spoke with Walker about his work with HBCUs, as well as future plans for higher education. 


2/22/2018 11:34pm

A UNC worker takes down Saunders' name from Carolina Hall on June 3, 2015.

UNT student petition stirs up memories of UNC's Saunders Hall

Students at the University of North Texas are petitioning to have a new building named after a woman or a person of color. Despite over 50 percent of UNT's undergraduate student body identifying as people of color, no buildings on its campus are named after people of color. This controversy is reminiscent of the situation on UNC's campus during the 2015 renaming of Saunders Hall to Carolina Hall.


2/21/2018 10:16pm

North Carolina forward Kennedy Meeks (3) dives for a loose ball against Louisville on Feb. 23, 2017.

NCAA upholds decision to strip Louisville of 2013 men's basketball national title

After the former director of basketball operations at the University of Louisville paid for prostitutes and lap dances for players and recruits, the NCAA stripped the university of their 2013 men's basketball national title. The NCAA upheld its decision to remove the title after Louisville appealed the original decision. Louisville plans to move forward in an honest and positive way.