HIGHER EDUCATION


4/11/2018 9:55pm

Howard University students occupied the university's Johnson Administration Building, pictured here. Students occupied the building for seven days to protest a string of administrative malpractices — most recently the misuse of financial aid funds.  

Howard University students protest financial aid scandal, demand changes

Starting March 29, hundreds of students occupied Howard’s administration building for seven days in a protest spurred by a string of administrative malpractices — most recently the misuse of financial aid funds. A group at Howard called HU Resist organized the protests and released a list of nine demands for Howard's administration. Following the cessation of the protest, the group said in a tweet that, through negotiations, the group was able to accomplish university-wide changes.


4/1/2018 7:39pm

After experimenting with individual seating in sections 110 and 111 (in blue on the right side), UNC is renovating Kenan Stadium and adding individual seats throughout.

The bleachers are gone in Kenan. But where did all the metal go?

Going green, even though they're grey.  Kenan Stadium will do away with its aluminum bleachers and replace them with individual seats with chair backs armrests. The leftover aluminum will be sold to L. Gordon Iron & Metal Company as a part of UNC's environmental initiative, Three Zeros, started by Chancellor Folt in 2016.


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.