Pastor William Sofield has a message for newcomers to the Christian faith at Grace Community Church in Carrboro. “You don’t have to be a Christian to be a part of our community,” Sofield tells attendees at services each week.
The UNC-system Board of Governors’ independent review of academic misconduct at UNC-CH, released Thursday, mostly agreed with known findings — but it raised new concerns among some members about the role of athletic advising.
Some higher education officials and analysts insist they’ve found a solution to ease the strain on families’ pocketbooks: a $10,000 four-year degree.
Gov. Pat McCrory’s deputy budget director, Art Pope, has one message for stakeholders in the state’s budget, including universities: Don’t expect the state’s economy to experience robust growth anytime soon.
The financially strapped UNC system could soon implement a policy that has proved controversial in the past — lifting the 18 percent cap on out-of-state and international student enrollment.
The UNC-system Board of Governors approved another round of tuition and fee hikes this year as students and families continue to grapple with rising college costs.
The UNC-system Board of Governors will not vote on a policy affecting the drop-add period for courses until January, said Hannah Gage, chairwoman of the board’s educational planning, policies and programs committee, at the board’s full meeting today.
President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday — a signal that voters were willing to stay the course with the president and his plans for long-term economic recovery.
Among the multitude of questions facing the UNC system and its future, members of the system’s strategic planning committee started with the basics Wednesday — how many students should universities graduate?
Members of the University community and state higher education and political leaders paid tribute this morning to William Friday, the first UNC-system president and one of the most prominent higher education leaders for the state and nation in the 20th century.
State & National editor Daniel Wiser moderated the first video of the Daily Tar Heel’s new “In 10” series which brings together experts to explain current news topics in about 10 minutes. Wiser sat down with UNC journalism professor Ferrel Guillory, Tom Jensen, director of Public Policy Polling, and Mitch Kokai, the director of communications for the John Locke Foundation.
TOP STORY — A veep debate that could really matter The vice presidential debate on Thursday night has new significance after President Barack Obama’s subpar debate performance last week.
TOP STORY — US military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000 after 11 years of war The Associated Press reports: “The toll has climbed steadily in recent months with a spate of attacks by Afghan army and police — supposed allies — against American and NATO troops. That has raised troubling questions about whether countries in the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan will achieve their aim of helping the government in Kabul and its forces stand on their own after most foreign troops depart in little more than two years.”
TOP STORY — Republican poll analysis: Romney winning with middle-class families Politico reports that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a 14-point advantage in the latest Politico-George Washington University Battleground Poll among middle-class families, “which comprise about 54 percent of the total American electorate and usually split in their vote behavior between Republicans and Democrats.”
TOP STORY — Romney campaign hits a financial snag While Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign spent about $67 million last month and had about $50 million cash on hand at the start of September, President Barack Obama’s campaign had nearly $90 million on hand going into September despite spending a higher amount — $83 million — in August.
TOP STORY: Ambassador Susan Rice: Libya Attack Not Premeditated U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the attack on the American consulate in Libya was a spontaneous response to protests in Cairo, Egypt in an interview with ABC News. Rice’s account directly contradicts that of Libyan President Mohamed Yousef El-Magariaf.
TOP STORY: Republican strategists now say there’s a 50-50 chance their party will obtain a majority in the U.S. Senate after this November’s elections.
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Romney at 47 percent among registered voters and Obama at 46 percent — barely changed from the deadlocked contest in early July. The economy is still likely to be the dominant issue in the 2012 election, as 72 percent of voters say the president’s handling of the economy will be a “major factor” in their vote this November.
Cyclist Lance Armstrong could lose his seven Tour de France titles as soon as today after a protracted and bitter fight with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Though the USADA treated Armstrong’s decision not to pursue arbitration in the drug case against him as an admission of guilt, he called the investigation an “unconstitutional witch hunt.”
The nation continues to recover from the shocking shootings in Tucson, Ariz. that left six people dead and 14 injured, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The shooting has also sparked a controversial debate about the tone of political rhetoric in the country.
The 112th U.S. Congress convened Jan. 5 with Republicans pledging to reverse the political and economic direction, forming a divided government that threatens gridlock.