HIGHER EDUCATION


4/12/2018 10:21pm

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UNC goes to Washington: Graduates reflect on their paths to politics

Politicians like N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper and U.S. Rep. David Price, D-N.C., were involved in a variety of campus extracurriculars during their undergraduate careers at UNC, which set them on their political careers.  “There’s no set pathway to get into any career, but especially with politics it’s so liquid to get to that point,”  UNC sophomore Serena Singh said.  Singh, who was recently elected co-chairperson of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Outreach Committee in the Undergraduate Executive Branch, said having political role models is beneficial because it shows you don’t have to go to law school to go into politics. 


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.  

After longest occupation in Howard history, admin meets student demands

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.

UNC Athletics works with Three Zeros to reduce waste from renovation

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.