CHAPEL HILL — Faith Hedgepeth was found dead nearly two years ago, leaving family and friends grasping for information about a homicide that continues to stymie police.
Her 10-page resume shows the journey of an overachiever. But can Stacey Franklin Jones save Elizabeth City State University?
On Thursday, the UNC Board of Governors elected Jones, 53, as chancellor of the historically black university in northeastern North Carolina. She’ll start the job Oct. 1 at an annual salary of $230,000.
The university is looking into claims against the Heisman winner years after the alleged rape took place.
Florida State University is investigating a claim that Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston sexually assaulted another student in December 2012. Though the accusations became public in 2013, the school appears to have begun the investigation only in recent months.
The center, which will be a training center for students, will also provide dental care to residents of Robeson County and surrounding rural counties at bargain prices. Greg Chadwick, dean of the dental school, has said that the Lumberton center will see both Medicaid patients and patients who will pay on a sliding scale.
Rather than focus on the negative, North Carolinians should understand that – thanks to their support – our state universities are on the right track. That means providing high-quality and affordable education to your sons and daughters, performing life-changing research, meeting the needs of communities from Murphy to Manteo and driving economic prosperity across the state.
As a parent who has supported three sons and a niece through undergraduate, graduate or law school, I understand the UNC Board of Governors’ concerns about increasing tuition rates and the use of some of those funds for financial aid for less privileged students. As a former dean of the College of Natural Resources at N.C. State, however, I feel their freeze on tuition and a cap on the level of financial aid to be used from those funds to be short-sighted.