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Tuesday October 19th

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UNC Health Care opposes the sale of Rex Healthcare to WakeMed

The latest row between WakeMed Health and Hospitals and UNC Health Care has placed the UNC system and looming state budget cuts at the center of the fray. In a letter to UNC-system President Thomas Ross last week, WakeMed officials offered to purchase Rex Healthcare, a subsidiary of UNC Health Care, for $750 million.

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UNC changes protocol for sexual assault cases

The U.S. Department of Education is trying to initiate an open discussion on sexual assault, an issue that many universities have tried to “sweep under the rug.” By next fall, UNC-system schools will be required to be more active in investigating sexual assault cases as a result of the new guidelines set in place by the department.

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	In 1931, UNC students washed dishes in the school dining halls for 25 cents per hour during the Great Depression to help pay for tuition. Photo courtesy of The North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina library at Chapel Hill.

John Sanders discusses strategies for NC budget cuts

Former UNC School of Government Director John Sanders, who also helped reorganize and revise the state’s constitution in 1968, studied documents from the 1930s and reported on the state’s handling of extreme budget cuts.Sanders said legislators could use the strategies used by legislators during the Depression in determining cuts this year.

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UNC system ups lobbying efforts in face of budget cuts

Already beleaguered by years of budget cuts and facing morerumored to go as high as 12 percent, UNC-system officials are upping their lobbying efforts. The system’s lobbyists are regularly meeting with legislators and their staffs to emphasize the statewide economic benefits of universities in the form of research at campuses that results in the generation of new businesses.

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