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Student mentored by former UNC leader William Friday perseveres — The News & Observer

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May 142015
 
Student mentored by former UNC leader William Friday perseveres -- The News & Observer

Gail Markland, like any proud UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, will wait her turn Sunday to smile for a photograph at the Old Well in her cap and gown.

It’s been a long time coming for the Chapel Hill hairdresser, who is 50. The moment will be sweet, but also bittersweet.

U.S. College Enrollment Has Dropped Nearly 2% Over Past Year — The Wall Street Journal

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May 142015
 
U.S. College Enrollment Has Dropped Nearly 2% Over Past Year -- The Wall Street Journal

The number of students at U.S. colleges and universities fell nearly 2% between May 2014 and this month, continuing a four-year slide, according to a report to be released Thursday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Editorial: Campbell University’s expansion helps students and region — The News & Observer

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May 132015
 
Editorial: Campbell University's expansion helps students and region -- The News & Observer

Here, perhaps, there is a lesson in the history of East Carolina University’s medical school. Getting the school was a hard-fought battle, with the university promising it was going to train family physicians for rural areas. The skeptics of the time questioned whether that was possible. But that’s exactly what the medical school has done.

Ex-UNC player charged over N.C. sports agent law — The News & Observer

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May 132015
 
Ex-UNC player charged over N.C. sports agent law -- The News & Observer

Five years after UNC-Chapel Hill football player Marvin Austin sent out a tweet that launched investigation after investigation into the university’s college sports program, state investigators have arrested a former UNC player and accused him of violating North Carolina’s sports agent laws.

Baby brings joy, challenges for ‘paralyzed bride’ — The News & Observer

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May 112015
 
Baby brings joy, challenges for 'paralyzed bride' -- The News & Observer

The Chapmans had met at East Carolina University, and they also befriended Laurel Humes. Humes had read Rachelle Chapman’s blog about the accident and her desire to have children, and contacted them through Facebook with an offer to act as their surrogate.

“ECU gave me lots of things in addition to my education – my future husband, my future surrogate,” Rachelle Chapman said.

Campbell University banks future on health care — The News & Observer

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May 112015
 
Campbell University banks future on health care -- The News & Observer

In the tiny town of Buies Creek, the pace of change at Campbell has been swift and determined: a physician assistant program in 2011; a medical school in 2013; physical therapy in 2014. In March, Campbell broke ground on a nursing school, and will launch an engineering school next year. Occupational therapy is also coming to Campbell, which got its start in health sciences with a pharmacy school that enrolled its first students in 1986.

GSK, UNC partner to find AIDS cure — The News & Observer

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May 112015
 
GSK, UNC partner to find AIDS cure  -- The News & Observer

Scientists are zeroing in on an AIDS breakthrough that until recently had been thought impossible: finding a cure.

On Monday, that goal will gain new impetus with the announcement of a new life sciences company in the Triangle, based on the growing confidence that scientists are within striking distance of an AIDS cure. The new venture, Qura Therapeutics, will be equally owned by UNC-Chapel Hill, a national hub for AIDS research, and GlaxoSmithKline, the world’s second-largest maker of HIV drugs, and will be housed on UNC’s campus.