The sticking point could be a Board of Governors that in the last year or two has been taking a harder look at proposals for new student unions. The scrutiny follows the approval in 2014 of a two-building, $156.3 million project for East Carolina University.
A UNC spokesman condemned vandalism that defaced the university’s monument to Confederate war soldiers over the July Fourth holiday.
“We understand that the issue of race and place is both emotional and, for many, painful,” Associate Vice Chancellor of Communications and Public Affairs Rick White said in a statement.
In light of the deadly shooting of nine worshippers at a historic black Charleston church by a self-described white supremacist two weeks ago, Clemson University faculty have renewed calls for the university to rename its most iconic building, Tillman Hall, which bears the name of a white supremacist governor who was one of the university’s founders.
The University of North Carolina system would have to locate $26 million in spending reductions – less than the $49 million in reductions in McCrory’s spending proposal. The East Carolina University medical school would get $8 million and Elizabeth City State University $3 million to help address recent financial challenges.
A fraternity at Western Carolina University that has already been suspended for hazing allegations now faces more trouble.
The suspense was killing me. In late April or early May each year the winners of the prestigious Randall Jarrell Poetry Contest are announced. … As it turns out, this year’s winner is Gabrielle Freeman, who earned her MFA in poetry at Converse College in 2013 and teaches at East Carolina University in Greenville.
The public investments in the university system have paid off many times over. North Carolina’s economic strength in the second half of the 20th century was due in no small part to the system’s superiority and creation of a well-educated populace.
Now, outgoing UNC President Tom Ross says, the system’s continued eminence is at risk.
When the graduation parties broke up on Sunday in Durham, many Duke University grads packed up their belongings and headed to their parents’ homes or celebratory vacations.
Not Safaa al-Saeedi. She is unable to return to her family in Yemen, the Middle Eastern country where war has raged this spring. A no-fly zone means commercial flights aren’t going in or out of the nation.