Zach White


Study abroad program participation decreases

Some UNC-system schools have seen a decline in participation for study abroad programs as a result of financial strains, and they are rethinking their joint ventures with international universities. The number of UNC-Chapel Hill students studying abroad dropped 10 percent from last year, said Bob Miles, associate dean for Study Abroad and International Exchanges. He said the reason for the decline is from economic pressures on students and their families.

Current African aid method fails the needy, author says

Dambisa Moyo tells it like it is when it comes to Africa. Avoiding glossing over the problems, she expresses the harsh reality that persists throughout the continent.“We need to take a good hard look on what is happening across Africa. Aid has absolutely failed,” Moyo said in a call to arms to change the approach of the direction of aid given to Africa.

Will McInerney performs at an event in Greensboro called “Freedom Slam.” Photo courtesy of Will McInerney

Sacri?cial Poets share passion

Will McInerney, a junior peace, war and defense major, is usually a quiet person, with a look that suggests he is always pondering.But when he goes under the bright spotlight on the stage of an open microphone poetry reading, he sends the crowd at Mansion 462 on Franklin Street on an emotional roller coaster ride.

Hilliard, N.C. Senate candidate, concedes

Ryan Hilliard, Republican challenger for the N.C. Senate, gave a positive speech to the crowd gathered at the Big Barn Convention Center in Hillsborough as reported results indicate that incumbent Ellie Kinnaird will keep the 23rd District State Senate seat. “The numbers haven’t turned out exactly as we would have wanted, but we showed the democrats and liberals that there is a large portion of people that are concerned about the economy and the constitution,” Hilliard said.