UNC-system happenings for Nov. 11, 2015

NC Central hosts annual jazz benefit N.C. Central University jazz students will perform alongside Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo — renowned jazz musicians — in its annual fall jazz benefit concert Nov. 22.

UNC-system happenings, Feb. 24

Appalachian State University recently ranked 11th in on-campus drug arrests and 28th in on-campus alcohol arrests among universities nationwide, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education published last month.

Western Carolina University newspaper resumes after suspension

Less than a week before First Amendment Day, a UNC-system school infringed on students’ right to free press. Administrators at Western Carolina University informed the staff of the school’s student newspaper, The Western Carolinian, Friday afternoon that they would be suspending the newspaper’s publication to investigate plagiarism allegations against some of its reporters.

The marching bands of NCCU (pictured) and WCU were chosen to perform in the 2011 Rose Parade. Photo courtesy of NCCU

Local bands chosen for 2011 Rose Parade

Two N.C. university marching bands have been invited to the 2011 Rose Parade, one of the most prestigious parades a college marching band can participate in.The parade, which takes place before the Rose Bowl game each year in Pasadena, Calif., is watched by about 40 million people on TV and another million in person.

Drought causes schools to up water conservation

Universities in western North Carolina are stepping up efforts to help their counties weather the drought - an increasingly imperative collaboration as dry conditions worsen.Large operations like those at Appalachian State University and Western Carolina University require a conscious effort to avoid draining town resources.