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UNC-CH directors give spirited defense of centers

| December 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Jane Stancill, News and Observer, December 11, 2014. In a debate that at times veered into testy ideological exchange, UNC-Chapel Hill center directors mounted a vigorous justification of their work Thursday before a UNC Board of Governors panel reviewing more than two dozen centers and institutes. The board working group hosted two days of […]

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Pitt County Schools back before 4th Circuit on desegregation orders

| December 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Sharon Mccloskey, NC Policy Watch, December 9, 2014. Parties in the Pitt County school desegregation case are back before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond this morning to argue their second appeal in three years, this time over a September 2013 order from U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard removing the school […]

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UNC to review 34 centers and institutes

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jane Stencil, News and Observer, December 7, 2014. Thirty-four university-based centers and institutes will have the chance to make their case for continued support next week before a UNC Board of Governors panel reviewing them. The 34 include some high-profile entities at the nexus of public discourse in North Carolina, such as N.C. State […]

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UNC seeks 1.9 percent budget increase, more buildings

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jane Stencil, News and Observer, December 4, 2014. The UNC system’s $2.57 billion budget request to the legislature for next year asks for a 1.9 percent increase, with a short list of priorities, such as research, an infusion for the state’s two medical schools and bumped-up contributions to employee retirement plans. But UNC leaders […]

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State Board of Ed hears debate about American exceptionalism

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

by T. Keung Hui, News and Observer, December 1, 2014. The question of whether high school students should be taught that America’s status is “exceptional” compared with other nations dominated debate Monday over the redesigned Advanced Placement U.S. History course. Larry Krieger, a retired history teacher and national activist, urged the State Board of Education […]

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Accrediting agency: UNC ‘not diligent’ in exposing academic scandal

| November 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Dan Kane, News and Observer, November 21, 2014. The commission that accredits UNC-Chapel Hill is raising new concerns about its integrity, saying that the university “was not diligent” in providing information about an academic fraud scandal and that two UNC employees did not tell all they knew about “abnormal activity” during the commission’s first […]

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Group sues UNC on use of race in admissions

| November 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Jane Stancil, News and Observer, November 17, 2014. A lawsuit filed against UNC-Chapel Hill on Monday seeks to end the university’s use of race in admissions, contending that “race is a dominant factor” in decisions “to the detriment of white and Asian-American applicants.” The group behind the lawsuit, the Project on Fair Representation, also filed […]

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2005 UNC basketball champs: 2 semesters, 35 bogus ‘paper’ classes

| November 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Dan Kane, News and Observer, November 8, 2014. During the season that the UNC men’s basketball team made its run to the 2005 NCAA championship, its players accounted for 35 enrollments in classes that didn’t meet and yielded easy, high grades awarded by the architect of the university’s academic scandal. The classes, some advertised […]

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Historically black universities to admit students with lower SAT scores

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Laura Oleniacz, Durham Herald-Sun, October 24, 2014. N.C. Central University and two other UNC system schools will be able to admit students with SAT scores below the minimum standard under a new pilot program approved Friday that places more emphasis on grade point average. The Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina […]

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Review commission says Common Core too hard for some students

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

by T. Keung Hui, News and Observer, October 20, 2014. Members of a state commission working to replace Common Core argued Monday that the academic standards are too hard for some students. Some commission members said that the Common Core standards, designed to increase academic rigor, require children to cover material that they should study […]

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