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Gene Nichol’s new poverty fund at UNC generates same controversy — The News & Observer

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Jul 102015
 
Gene Nichol’s new poverty fund at UNC generates same controversy -- The News & Observer

A new fund that supports research on poverty through UNC’s law school has stirred more controversy around Gene Nichol, the outspoken professor who says he was targeted this year by the shutdown of a previous UNC poverty center.

‘An amazing and bold experiment’ at U-Md games: Beer — The Washington Post

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Jul 102015
 
‘An amazing and bold experiment’ at U-Md games: Beer -- The Washington Post

Published: July 10, 2015 Grade Point ‘An amazing and bold experiment’ at U-Md games: Beer By Susan Svrluga When football season starts, fans will be able to buy beer at Byrd Stadium during University of Maryland games. The one-year pilot will test whether legal, regulated sales during football and basketball games will cut down on […]

High heat puts diabetics at risk — WNCT

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Jul 082015
 
High heat puts diabetics at risk -- WNCT

WNCT spoke with Dr. Robert Tanenberg with the Brody School of Medicine who is also the Director for the Diabetes and Obesity Institute. He said it’s all about being prepared.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you can keep yourself hydrated or keep yourself from getting hypoglycemic, then you can save yourself a trip to the emergency room. You can save yourself a catastrophe,” Tanenberg said.

My smartphone is making me dumb — The Washington Post

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Jul 082015
 
My smartphone is making me dumb -- The Washington Post

When a group of college students were given smartphones for the first time, researchers at Rice University and the U.S. Air Force asked whether they thought the devices would help them learn.

Yes! the students responded, … But a year later, when they were asked the same questions in the past tense, the results were entirely different — the college students felt the phones had distracted them and hadn’t been helpful, after all.

Their campaign for student government was a joke, but they’re serious about removing campus Confederate statues — The Washington Post

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Jul 072015
 
Their campaign for student government was a joke, but they're serious about removing campus Confederate statues -- The Washington Post

Only one part of their platform was serious, or at least non-silly: They said they’d remove the campus statue of Jefferson Davis, best known as the president of the Confederacy during the Civil War.

ECU football ‘Air Raid’ searching for best commander — The News & Observer

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Jul 062015
 
ECU football ‘Air Raid’ searching for best commander  -- The News & Observer

If Ruffin McNeill learned anything in 10 seasons at Texas Tech, it’s that quarterbacks, even ones as good as Shane Carden, can be replaced.

That doesn’t diminish what Carden did for East Carolina, essentially setting every school passing record in his three seasons, or McNeill’s appreciation for Carden’s leadership; it’s just a reality of the “Air Raid” offense.