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Monday February 6th

Claudia Plazas


Duke sets ambitious climate neutrality goals

Duke University could be climate neutral — net zero emissions of all greenhouse gases — by 2024 if it follows the plan it announced earlier this week.Universities nationwide have similar plans for reducing emissions, but most have set less ambitious goals. A key reason is a lack of funding for implementing infrastructure changes — something UNC-Chapel Hill officials said has been an obstacle.The high costs of achieving that goal could delay plans at Duke, said Tavey McDaniel, director of the Duke sustainability office, in an e-mail.

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Rapper Gucci Mane is said to have ties to the Bloods and Crips gangs.

N.C. A&T withdraws support for rapper

N.C. Agricultural & Technical State University has withdrawn its support for an anxiously anticipated Homecoming performance featuring Gucci Mane because of the rapper’s ties to gang violence.But the show will go on. The show’s co-sponsor has stepped up to keep the Halloween performance at the Greensboro Coliseum on schedule. Eight thousand advance tickets have been sold.

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Winston Salem State student, wins Democratic primary for city council

A Winston Salem State University student defeated a 16-year incumbent in the Democratic primary for a seat in the city council last week.Derwin Montgomery, a senior at the university, promoted an agenda that appealed to the student-heavy population in the East Ward district of Winston-Salem.He defeated incumbent Joycelyn Johnson 530-228, as well as two other candidates, for the Democratic ticket. The district is largely Democratic, so Montgomery is expected to win the council seat.

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