The UNC Board of Governors struggled to explain its decision last year to force out former UNC President Tom Ross, records show, and the board’s former leader sought the advice of a public relations firm to quell the controversy.
Montague’s case is particularly emotionally charged, given his very public role on campus and the team, but allegations of sexual misconduct are common at campuses across the country, with university officials facing the difficult task of determining the truth in often-complicated situations. Shanlon Wu, a former federal sex crimes prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice who is now in private practice with a focus on student defense, offers his opinion on the issue.
Some residents may not see the threat of change the same way their local governments do, research shows. Christine Avenarius, an anthropologist at East Carolina University, conducted interviews in 2013 and 2014 with residents of Tyrrell, Hyde, and Dare counties, about environmental and economic change.
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.
On Wednesday, the anniversary of the deaths, friends and family of the victims and advocates for the Muslim community will hold memorial events at UNC and NCSU. The day will end with an awards ceremony recognizing “beacons” who perform public service in their communities and educate people about Islam.
Many contend that we should strive to run all of our public institutions “like businesses.” Following that principle, it is now the express policy of our state that for most purposes we are no longer considered citizens but instead “customers.” No matter how many scandals and failures are suffered by our benighted businesses, emulating corporate America remains an article of faith for many.
Sculptors, painters and ceramicists have created work based on their own interpretations of three of James Applewhite’s poems for the annual James Applewhite Poetry Invitational. City Art Gallery has collaborated with the North Carolina Literary Review to host the sixth-annual event, which opens today and continues through Feb. 19.