Marisa Bakker


Four arrested at BOG meeting

Irving Allen wasn’t expecting to leave the Center for School Leadership Development with a police escort — much less with a criminal charge and a court date.

Four arrested at UNC Board of Governors meeting

UNC Public Safety officers arrested and charged Irving Allen, Femi Mimi Brown Shittu, Jen Myers and Madeleine Scanlon with disrupting an official meeting and resisting arrest, according to a Facebook post by Bryan Perlmutter, director of Ignite NC, an activist organization focused on social justice issues in the state.

Change, but more than pennies

Wielding signs reading “Laborers are $15 worth of respect” and “Up with wages, down with excuses,” several hundred protesters gathered in downtown Durham Tuesday night to advocate raising the minimum wage to $15.

Expert talks Iran-US relations at UNC

While the U.S. and Iran might never be close friends, the two nations can at least share a playground thanks to President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, according to an expert on Iranian-American relations.

BOG meets for committee talks

Following a week of big announcements, the UNC-system Board of Governors met in committee sessions Thursday. Former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings was elected Oct. 23, as the next system president and board Chairperson John Fennebresque resigned Monday — leaving the board’s leadership in a state of transition until Spellings assumes the presidency in March.