HIGHER EDUCATION


1/30/2018 7:56pm

UNC system unveiled its new logo Wednesday. Photo courtesy of UNC system.

UNC system happenings for Jan. 30, 2018

N.C. State students take an unusual approach to their solar vehicle competition, astronaut Christina Koch keeps busy as she awaits her first mission, and an ECU professor combines economics, farming and the environment.


1/22/2018 9:34pm

Photo illustration. Though opioid abuse rates are highest in people aged 18 to 25, colleges often do not have permanent funding to address it.

North Carolina colleges are trying to combat opioid misuse — but they lack needed funding

When Alexander Smith peered through the plexiglass window of his jail cell into his father’s eyes, he saw the destruction he’d caused. Smith’s addiction to opioids – from prescription pills to heroin – had pained his father for years.  Smith finally felt that pain for himself.  But his moment of reckoning was gone as soon as he got into the car with his father, who bailed him out. Smith reached for his phone to find the nearest dealer. The addiction had taken over again, and he was powerless. 


1/16/2018 8:53pm

UNC senior Rubi Franco Quiroz speaks on Sept. 18 at the DACA in Crisis event, a panel discussion comprised of lawyers, activists and students about how to support the undocumented and DACAmented community.

Stuck in limbo: Future for Dreamers remains uncertain

Amid debates in Congress over the future of DACA, the President’s Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration wrote a letter to the majority and minority leaders of each house urging them to find a resolution for the Obama-era legislation.