HIGHER EDUCATION


3/22/2018 9:40pm

Students at N.C. Central University, one of UNC system's five HBCUs. Photo courtesy of Keisha Williams. 

Blue Cross NC invests $1 million in NCCU's nursing program to increase diversity

Blue Cross NC announced a $50 million investment into community health initiatives last month, including $1 million for N.C. Central University’s nursing program, which hopes to increase diversity in the nursing field. The initiative aims to improve the state’s coverage of the opioid epidemic, early childhood development, social determinants of health and primary care.


3/22/2018 9:28pm

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UNC student groups want you to know that microaggressions are more than just insults

“Microaggressions can affect minority populations’ mental health because they end up internalizing the disdain of the dominant community,” said Aaron Epps, president of The Black Student Movement. “That puts the responsibility onto the people who are being oppressed and not onto the people who are oppressing, since they don’t realize why what they said was hurtful.” 


3/21/2018 11:44pm

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UNC medical school prides itself on on-the-job training

In a move from second place last year, the UNC School of Medicine was ranked first for their primary care program in U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 “Best Graduate Schools.” The medical school is looking forward to more improvements in prevention and healthcare accessibility.

3/21/2018 11:24pm

Carolina For The Kids raised $614,717.71 in 2016 for the patients and families at UNC Children's Hospital. In 2018 the fundraiser hopes to raise $60,000 in 24 hours. 

Dance Marathon is back for its 20th year of raising money and staying up

The annual 24-hour no-sleeping, no-sitting Dance Marathon is the culmination of a yearlong effort by Carolina For The Kids to raise money to support families of patients at UNC Children’s Hospital. The organization’s flagship grant, the For The Kids Fund, provides financial assistance for necessities not covered by insurance, like money for travel and critical utility bills. 


3/18/2018 9:57pm

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California leads the way in expanding access to abortion

The California Senate has passed a bill that would require universities in the state to provide medication-based abortion through student health centers. UC Berkeley students are joining the fight to expand these services. But how does expanding access to abortions compare to UNC's family planning options? 


3/18/2018 7:17pm

Students at N.C. Central University, one of UNC system's five HBCUs. Photo courtesy of Keisha Williams. 

HBCUs on the fringe: what NC's U.S. Rep. Walker and the government can do to support them

North Carolina has its fair share of HBCUs, each with unique personalities. However, these schools face financial difficulty, and the government wants to step in to help.  U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., is an organizer of annual meetings between legislators and historically black college and university leaders. Staff writer Michael Meeks spoke with Walker about his work with HBCUs, as well as future plans for higher education.