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Dec 082014
 
Advancing a New Model to Meet the Dental Health Needs of Rural NC -- North Carolina Health News

Kasey Oxendine always knew she wanted to come back and serve her community. It’s just happening a little sooner than she’d planned.

Oxendine, a third-year student in East Carolina University’s School of Dental Medicine, was back in her hometown of Lumberton last Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at ECU’s Community Service Learning Center-Robeson County.

Dec 082014
 
Tar Heels get the message, deliver 108-64 victory against ECU -- The News & Observer

When Jeff Lebo, the East Carolina coach, saw that North Carolina had lost against Iowa last week, he said, “There were tears in my eyes.”

And not just because Lebo is a UNC alum who played for the Tar Heels. No, Lebo said he knew what kind of UNC team his Pirates would see on Sunday at the Smith Center – and the Tar Heels’ 108-64 victory against ECU proved him correct.

Dec 082014
 
Changing how colleges mishandle rape charges -- The News & Observer

Our strategy for dealing with rape on college campuses has failed abysmally. Female students are raped in appalling numbers, and their rapists almost invariably go free. Forced by the federal government, colleges have now gotten into the business of conducting rape trials, but they are not competent to handle this job. They are simultaneously failing to punish rapists adequately and branding students sexual assailants when no sexual assault occurred. We have to transform our approach to campus rape to get at the root problems, which the new college processes ignore and arguably even exacerbate.

Nov 172014
 
Opinion: Time for UNC leaders to get real on cuts -- The News & Observer

Recently, a new dean attended a faculty meeting with the best of intentions and honestly said matters would get worse before getting better regarding budget cuts to higher education in North Carolina. The dean was asked why UNC system administrators have been so quiet in responding to these draconian cuts. He assured us they were working on the inside to move events in the right direction.