Affirmative action for colleges and universities has two main purposes: to ensure a diversity of experiences and races on campus, and to give a boost to those who might not otherwise get a good education because of matters outside of their control.
This gubernatorial race could have far-reaching consequences for the future of this state’s schools.
Questions of race and civil rights have been on everyone’s mind this week as UNC celebrated the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth. Sadly, however, Duke’s own celebrations have been overshadowed by controversy.
On its face, a new set of federal guidelines for prosecuting sexual assault cases at schools seems necessary, if not overdue. But any heaping of praise upon these changes shouldn’t go without a deeper conversation about the risks of lowering the standard of proof for these cases.
Leadership. Confidence. Respect. Control. These are some of the values that martial arts can give its students. They’re also the values that are considered lacking in the lives of the so called “at-risk” youth, values that one local martial arts program noticed as missing and decided to fill.
Monday night was most likely the last time I’ll ever see the crazy sights that come with a Chapel Hill Halloween.
Housing in Chapel Hill is, to put it lightly, complicated. From restaurants and bars to classrooms and offices, nearly everything for everyone is on or near campus. That can prove tricky, putting “townies,” as some students refer to longtime residents, next door to temporary 20-somethings. Noise complaints, parking issues and trash problems, along with different schedules and values, put the groups at odds. And neither side’s hands are entirely clean.
Like all schools under the NCAA’s keen gaze, UNC takes special care to emphasize the first term in “student athlete.”
When Julius Nyang’oro resigned last week, it was several years too late.
It’s always good to start the year on a positive note. Especially this year. Last year left many of us with a bad taste in our mouths, and it didn’t get much better during the summer. All year, the looming threat of budget cuts cast a dark cloud over campus.