The UNC-system Board of Governors will vote on a proposal today that would limit the drop-add period at system campuses to 10 class days — despite opposition from chancellors and students.
For months, analysis by pundits and polling data appeared to indicate that North Carolina would again be a battleground state in this fall’s presidential election.
Since August, the Triangle has been flooded with almost $7 million in television ads from both Democratic and Republican campaigns and super PACs, according to an analysis of ad records from the region’s largest television networks — WRAL, FOX-50, NBC-17 and ABC-11 — by The Daily Tar Heel.
The UNC-system Board of Governors set into action Thursday a plan that will mark the course of the system for the next five years.
As Democrats attempt to woo independent voters at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week, political analysts say the number of state residents able to be swayed has narrowed in recent elections.
President Barack Obama highlighted his commitment to higher education in a conference call with college reporters nationwide Tuesday.
Though UNC-Chapel Hill recently began investigating the largest academic scandal in its history, university administrators in the state and nationwide say the problem has likely been festering for some time. Professors, administrators and athletics staff have raised concerns about the relationship between revenue sports and academics.
The youth vote was one of President Barack Obama’s most supportive voting blocs in 2008.
North Carolina has the potential to join the ranks of Ohio, New Hampshire and Florida as a permanently purple, battleground state, say several political observers and pundits in the state.
The UNC-system Board of Governors has given the General Administration two months to create a strategic plan for the future of academic relations with China. Eight board members went to China in March to collaborate with Chinese leaders on the possibility of creating new university partnerships.
Romney galvanized conservatives with his critical view of Obama’s lackluster economic record; flooding from Isaac reminds citizens of Hurricane Katrina.
Prayer in schools and public bodies has been a contentious issue for decades. The age-old debate has resurfaced at the N.C. General Assembly, but it’s not dividing lawmakers along the typical partisan lines. The N.C. chapter of the ACLU submitted a formal letter of complaint to legislators earlier this month, citing concerns about the sectarian nature of prayers in both the N.C. House and Senate.
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., announced last week he plans to run for Republican Whip — a position experts say would boost his career more than it would increase North Carolina’s voice in Congress.