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Emails show how UNC board struggled with explanation of Tom Ross ouster — The News & Observer

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Mar 212016
 
Emails show how UNC board struggled with explanation of Tom Ross ouster -- The News & Observer

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.

Lawyer: Yale basketball case shows the difficulty of campus sexual assault investigations — The Washington Post

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Mar 212016
 
Lawyer: Yale basketball case shows the difficulty of campus sexual assault investigations -- The Washington Post

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.

Kansas professor who used racial slur in class is cleared of wrongdoing — The Washington Post

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Mar 212016
 
Kansas professor who used racial slur in class is cleared of wrongdoing -- The Washington Post

A University of Kansas professor will get to keep her job after using a racial slur in class last fall, upsetting a group of graduate students, who said she has a history of discriminatory behavior and needs to be fired.

UC-Santa Cruz congratulates thousands on admission. But, oops, they didn’t apply. — The Washington Post

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Mar 182016
 
UC-Santa Cruz congratulates thousands on admission. But, oops, they didn’t apply. -- The Washington Post

The upbeat emails went out this week to 4,000 students in the District, Maryland and Virginia who are on high alert for anything regarding their college applications. It seemed like great news:”Congratulations on your admission to UC Santa Cruz!”

Are you one of the 13 million Americans at risk of flooding?– Bloomberg News

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Mar 152016
 
Are you one of the 13 million Americans at risk of flooding?-- Bloomberg News

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.

UNC president lobbies for bond support in Charlotte — The Charlotte Observer

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Mar 152016
 
UNC president lobbies for bond support in Charlotte -- The Charlotte Observer

Margaret Spellings, the newly appointed head of the University of North Carolina system, made her first official visit to UNC Charlotte Monday and used the occasion for a last-minute plea to voters to approve a $2 billion statewide bond referendum on Tuesday’s ballot.

Parking employee sues Duke University and a top university administrator — The News & Observer

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Mar 152016
 
Parking employee sues Duke University and a top university administrator -- The News & Observer

A contract parking employee filed a lawsuit Monday against Tallman Trask III and Duke University, alleging that the highly ranked Duke administrator hit her with his car and called her a racial epithet.

Berkeley moves to fire assistant basketball coach after sexual harassment complaint — The Washington Post

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Mar 152016
 
Berkeley moves to fire assistant basketball coach after sexual harassment complaint -- The Washington Post

The University of California, Berkeley, fired its assistant men’s basketball coach Monday, just days before the team faces Hawaii in the NCAA tournament — and just days after the high-profile resignation of the university’s law school dean in another case involving alleged sexual harassment.

Wellness: How to turn a fitness goal into a lifetime of good health (fluctuating weight included) — The Washington Post

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Feb 092016
 
Wellness: How to turn a fitness goal into a lifetime of good health (fluctuating weight included) -- The Washington Post

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.

A year after slayings of Muslims, community seeks dialogue, harmony — The News & Observer

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Feb 092016
 
A year after slayings of Muslims, community seeks dialogue, harmony -- The News & Observer

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.

Op-Ed: At UNC-CH, too many chiefs, not enough integrity — The News & Observer

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Feb 092016
 
Op-Ed: At UNC-CH, too many chiefs, not enough integrity  -- The News & Observer

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.

New, Reading-Heavy SAT Has Students Worried — The New York Times

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Feb 092016
 
New, Reading-Heavy SAT Has Students Worried -- The New York Times

BOSTON — For thousands of college hopefuls, the stressful college admissions season is about to become even more fraught. The College Board, which makes the SAT, is rolling out a new test — its biggest redesign in a decade, and one of the most substantial ever.

New Education Department Office to Crack Down on Colleges — The Wall Street Journal

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Feb 092016
 
New Education Department Office to Crack Down on Colleges -- The Wall Street Journal

The Obama administration plans to boost the federal government’s power to investigate and punish colleges accused of deceptive marketing tactics and other misconduct, part of a campaign to address years of student complaints about for-profit institutions.

Artists interpreting art — The Daily Reflector

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Jan 222016
 
Artists interpreting art -- The Daily Reflector

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.

This week’s SAT is the last of its kind — The News & Observer

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Jan 222016
 
This week's SAT is the last of its kind -- The News & Observer

The current version of the SAT college entrance exam has its final run this weekend, when hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour reading, writing and math test. A new revamped version debuts in March.