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Loida Ginocchio-Silva, left, and Javier Solis, right, lead a group of volunteers. DTH/ Will Cooper
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Dream Walkers make trek to bring immigration reform into spotlight

Correction (April 7 12:57 a.m.): Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this story misquoted Ron Bilbao, chairman of the Coalition for College Access at UNC. Bilbao said, “Four students walking to D.C. is not the point. It’s the 2.4 million students that live in the shadows.” The story has beenc changed to reflect the correction. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the errors.Students and community members walked nearly 12 miles Monday to show their support for immigration reform. About 60 people joined the Dream Walkers, a group of four students who are walking from Florida to Washington, D.C. in an effort to bring attention to the plight of undocumented students in the U.S.The walkers are making the trip to lobby for the DREAM Act, which would give undocumented students an opportunity to earn their citizenship by getting a college degree or completing two years of military service. Three of the four Dream Walkers are undocumented, and the route they are taking has been dubbed the Trail of Dreams.“This walk is important because many students in our country can’t go to college simply because they’re undocumented,” said Wooten Gough, a member of the Coalition for College Access and Reform Immigration FOR America,  two organizations at UNC that are pushing for the DREAM Act.

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Schools freezing faculty salaries

With budgets still tight, both public and private universities are reining in their faculty salaries.But faculty at those schools have mostly been understanding about salary freezes and similar ways that universities have cut corners in their budgets.

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Colleges closer to policy change

Correction (March 23 12:59 a.m.): Due to an editing error, and earlier version of this story misquoted William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC. He said, “This is part of a broader national agenda to incorporate illegal immigrants into American society.” The story has been changed to reflect the correction. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.

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Wes and Jane Hare talk with Patrick O’Neill at the fourth annual “HK on J” civil rights event.  DTH/Daniel Sircar
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Historic HK on J march draws hundreds

RALEIGH — Hundreds of people gathered at Shaw University on Saturday, chanting and singing hymns to promote education reform for the state. The Historic Thousands on Jones Street event, also known as HK on J, is an annual march to the state legislature led by the N.C. NAACP to present its 14-point agenda. This year, the crowd focused on education reform and protested against the resegregation of public schools.

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UNC-system schools prepare for insurance transition

UNC-system schools are getting ready for the switch to the system’s new health insurance plan. By August 1, every student enrolled in the system must have health insurance coverage. There are five schools — UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State University, Appalachian State, East Carolina University and UNC-Wilmington — that don’t yet require students to have insurance.

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N.C. taxpayers likely to see delays in refund checks

Correction (Feb. 17 12:20): Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the state sent out fewer than 300,000 individual income tax refund checks totaling about $364 million by this time last year. They actually totalled about $264 million. The story has been changed to reflect the correction.

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E-textbooks becoming more popular with publishers

With the release of Apple’s iPad,  software companies and textbook publishers are lining up to take advantage of the new technology. But students might not be so ready to adapt.ScrollMotion, a company that designs software for Apple Inc. devices, is the most recent to announce its intent to work with textbook publishers to format textbooks for use on the iPad.

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