Knight Commission talks student representation

Amid lawsuits and academic scandals, now is a critical moment for college athletics, according to leaders from the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.

North Carolina begins its 1st state branding campaign

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Q&A with Ferrel Guillory on NC’s Sunshine Week


This week marks Sunshine Week in North Carolina, a week devoted to promoting open government.

PAC forms to support UNC system, higher education

A few months ahead of the N.C. General Assembly’s short session, a political action committee focused on supporting North Carolina’s public universities has formed.

Copyright law affects course readings

When a professor scans part of a textbook, uploads a video or posts some readings on Sakai, copyright experts say they are stepping into a legal gray area.

Alcohol Law Enforcement searches for new strategies after budget cuts

Despite cuts to the Alcohol Law Enforcement program, North Carolina is looking for new ways to combat underage drinking — and the $1.5 billion it costs the state every year.

System officials trim budget request after rejection

After State Budget Director Art Pope called the UNC system’s budget request “not realistic,” system leaders shaved $74 million off their request, in the form of money for new construction projects.

Charlie Perusse, the system’s chief operating officer, said system leaders met with the state budget office last week to discuss Pope’s concerns.

SAT changes aimed at making test more accessible

UNC freshman Julia Meder has no fond memories of the SAT.

Obama's My Brother's Keeper plan will address challenging facing young black men

Surrounded by male high school students of color, President Barack Obama said during a speech last week that American children deserve the same chances that he had.

N.C. Democratic leader Martin Nesbitt remembered

N.C. Senate Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt (D-Buncombe) died unexpectedly Thursday at age 67, days after stepping down from his position as he sought treatment for an undisclosed medical condition.

UNC-system happenings, March 3-7

UNC-system happenings, March 7

Duke and UNC students join to effect change to Medicaid

A team of UNC and Duke University graduate students released a proposal last week to reform North Carolina’s Medicaid program in hopes of gaining the attention of state policymakers.

Schools near Fort Bragg see big GI Bill numbers

Fayetteville State University and UNC-Pembroke, both located close to the state’s largest military base, Fort Bragg, have the highest number of students that receive financial aid from the GI Bill, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

UNC alumna to bring coding education startup to Raleigh

Tech Talent South, an Atlanta-based educational startup that specializes in coding, is coming to Raleigh.

UNC-system budget sent back by State Budget Director Art Pope

Leaders from every stage of education in North Carolina — from pre-kindergarten to higher education — appealed to Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday for a share of the state’s limited funds.

Obama hopes to fund doctors to work in primary care for rural areas

Doctors across the nation are trading primary care for specialized fields that pay more, leaving rural and underserved communities with a shortage of primary care providers — a gap that President Barack Obama aims to fill.

Students protest pending Keystone Pipeline construction permit in D.C.


While many college students were in the library this weekend, some found themselves attached to a White House fence.

Senate race stacks up with 13 candidates

The primary races for the N.C. Senate seat became more crowded Friday when two more candidates’ entries brought the total up to 13, but political analysts are still predicting easy primaries for incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan., D-N.C., and Republican N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis.

North Carolina legislative bill calls for religious freedom

An N.C. bill currently stalled in committee is similar to the Arizona religious rights bill that sparked a nationwide outcry and debate about religious freedom and LGBT rights just last week.

Companies criticized for debit card agreements that exploit students

Consumer advocates are criticizing some universities and financial institutions for student debit card agreements they deem exploitative.