Jungsu Hong


As pipeline moves forward, public meetings set to educate landowners

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is moving forward with a series of open houses in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia throughout January, though opposition from advocacy groups remains vocal. The pipeline is in its planning and proposal stage, with the proposed 550-mile route — ending in Robeson County, N.C.

Visitors view a light installation of balloons along the course of former Berlin Wall at a Berlin Wall memorial site on Nov. 8, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Some 8,000 luminous white balloons were set in Berlin from Nov. 7 to 9 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (Zhang Fan/Xinhua/Zuma Press/MCT)

Q&A with Berlin Wall expert, UNC professor Konrad Jarausch

Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The wall, built on Aug. 15, 1961, by the government of East Germany, remains one of the most powerful symbols of the Cold War. Konrad H. Jarausch, UNC Lurcy Professor of European Civilization, spoke with The Daily Tar Heel staff writer Jungsu Hong about the anniversary of the fall.

NC public schools shift to 10-point scale

A new State Board of Education mandate will require North Carolina high schools in fall 2015 to adopt the same grading scale as many other school districts in the U.S. — switching from its seven-point grading scale to a 10-point grading scale. 

Student loans default rate drops

The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday a national drop in the default rate on federal student loans — and though UNC’s rate remained low overall, the University experienced an increase in its default rate.