Former UNC Board of Governors chairman arrested after gun found at airport | The News & Observer

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Feb 122016
 
Former UNC Board of Governors chairman arrested after gun found at airport | The News & Observer

Charlotte lawyer John Fennebresque, the former UNC Board of Governors chairman, was arrested Thursday after authorities found a small handgun in his briefcase as he passed through a security checkpoint at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

ACT essay scores are inexplicably low, causing uproar among college-bound students | The Washington Post

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Feb 122016
 
ACT essay scores are inexplicably low, causing uproar among college-bound students | The Washington Post

Many students are in an uproar over a change to the ACT that has yielded what they call inexplicably low scores on the essay section of the nation’s most widely used college admission test.

A historic number of college freshmen expect to protest this year | The Washington Post

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Feb 122016
 
A historic number of college freshmen expect to protest this year | The Washington Post

Researchers at UCLA are predicting a continued rise in campus demonstrations based on the results of their annual freshman survey, which found students’ interest in political engagement at historically high levels.

Deficit Threatens Stability of University of California, Berkeley, Official Says | The New York Times

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Feb 112016
 
Deficit Threatens Stability of University of California, Berkeley, Official Says | The New York Times

The chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, said Wednesday that the university had a “substantial and growing” deficit that could threaten its long-term stability and that it needed to reduce expenses and raise revenues to maintain its position as a premier public institution.

Newspaper Adviser Is Fired After Students’ Scoop Roils Maryland Campus | The New York Times

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Newspaper Adviser Is Fired After Students’ Scoop Roils Maryland Campus | The New York Times

When student reporters at Mount St. Mary’s University, a small Catholic institution in Maryland, published an article in January that quoted the university’s president likening struggling freshmen to bunnies that should be drowned, they knew it might get a big reaction.

The controversy at Mount St. Mary’s goes national after professors are fired | The Washington Post

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Feb 102016
 
The controversy at Mount St. Mary’s goes national after professors are fired | The Washington Post

Professors from universities across the country — from Stanford to North Carolina Central to the University of Nebraska to Harvard — signed a petition Tuesday calling on the Mount St. Mary’s University administration to reinstate professors who had been fired.

Wellness: How to turn a fitness goal into a lifetime of good health (fluctuating weight included) — The Washington Post

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Feb 092016
 
Wellness: How to turn a fitness goal into a lifetime of good health (fluctuating weight included) -- The Washington Post

Many people who accomplish short-term goals get a rush of achievement in the moment but don’t create the behavioral changes needed to maintain and improve, said Tom Raedeke, a professor of kinesiology at East Carolina University who specializes in exercise psychology. “Somehow, we have to help people go beyond . . . just meeting the New Year’s resolutions or just accomplishing this goal,” Raedeke said.

Tunnel of Oppression encourages compassion | The Daily Reflector

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Feb 092016
 
Tunnel of Oppression encourages compassion | The Daily Reflector

In a dimly lit room inside Mendenhall Student Center, four East Carolina University students stood in front of mirrors labeled: “TOO FEM, TOO FAT, TOO MASC, TOO SKINNY.”

Next door, a woman talked about the isolation she experienced after coming out as bisexual. Behind a curtain, a black student expressed her disgust about a classmate petting her hair like she was an animal. The students were actors, but the stories were real.