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Ellie Kinnaird urges students to advocate for change

After resigning from the N.C. Senate last month, Ellie Kinnaird continues to have an active voice in local and state politics. Kinnaird led an informal discussion with students on Monday, instructing them in ways to advocate for change in state policies.

The numbers behind the education budget cuts

Educators and politicians alike are decrying the nearly half-a-billion dollar budget cut to education implemented by the McCrory administration. In a conference call on Thursday with the North Carolina Democratic Party, two educators expressed their dismay. Staff Writer Lindsay Carbonell was on the call and analyzed some of their remarks.

Q&A with Prof. Timothy McKeown: the latest on U.S. and Syria

As the tension mounts overseas, more questions arise concerning the implications of U.S. involvement in the Syrian conflict between President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and the Shiite rebels. Staff Writer Mary Tyler March talked with UNC Political Science Professor Timothy McKeown, who specializes in U.S.

The Politics of the Board: Part 1

In the past two years, criticism has been raised by student groups about the political activities of the members of the North Carolina Board of Governors.

Who Said It? McCrory or Obama?

Earlier this year, Gov. Pat McCrory caused quite a stir when he said he wanted to change the way universities were funded based on performance. But in some ways, McCrory’s proposals for higher education sound not unlike President Obama’s proposals.

Drug testing veto explained

Gov. Pat McCrory is calling a special session of the N.C. General Assembly to sustain his vetoes on two bills, including one that would have required drug testing for welfare recipients.

What Obama's higher education plan means for UNC

On Thursday, President Barack Obama unveiled a plan to reduce higher education costs. As part of his recent “A Better Bargain for the Middle Class” speech series, Obama laid out his vision in a speech at Syracuse University.