The cases being considered in the U.S. Supreme Court this term are set to have major ramifications for political representation, constitutional rights and anti-discrimination laws across the country. The court’s calendar, which began in October, is packed with high-profile cases — addressing a range of issues from the constitutionality of political gerrymandering to Fourth Amendment rights.
Like many 9-year-olds, Cynthia Salazar asked for her father when she woke up from her appendicitis surgery in May. But her father, who was waiting below in the UNC hospital parking lot, worried that if he visited his daughter, he could risk being identified as undocumented.
Community clinics across the country will be forced to cut back next year after Congress failed to pass legislation to extend federal funding to community health centers by a Sept. 30 deadline. Across North Carolina 284,000 patients like Smith could lose access to care, according to estimates from the National Association for Community Health Centers.
On Friday, The Dear Colleague Letter, which guided the enforcement of Title IX policies at universities across the country, came to an end — changing the guidelines for how schools can adjudicate sexual assault cases.
Fifty-five million women nationwide could lose access to free contraceptives through employer health coverage if a Trump administration's plan to alter an Affordable Care Act mandate is finalized.
The controversy over the fate of the UNC Center for Civil Rights' ability to litigate dominated the UNC Board of Governors’ agenda in the past few meetings, but the university system managed to stay busy this summer.
Unfazed by the widespread protests over her appointment, UNC-system President Margaret Spellings focused on creating and implementing the system five-year strategic plan in 2016.
Incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory officially conceded to Roy Cooper Monday, after weeks of challenges to the general election results.
A federal court ruled Tuesday that North Carolina must hold a special election in 2017 for the N.C. General Assembly after 28 districts are redrawn.
Soon after UNC-system President Margaret Spellings officially took office, the Boston Consulting Group reported that many felt the system lacked a strategic focus in a study of the UNC system — including administration, faculty, staff and students. This report coincided with the early planning sessions of a new five-year strategic plan for the system. After months of meetings and community forums the UNC-system Board of Governors drafted five themes for the new plan — access, affordability and efficiency, student success, economic impact and community engagement, and excellent and diverse institutions.
DTH staffers were among thousands of attendees at the Bernie Sanders rally in Greensboro Sunday night.