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U-Va.’s suspension of its Greek system to remain until Jan. 9 — The Washington Post

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Dec 092014
 
U-Va.’s suspension of its Greek system to remain until Jan. 9 -- The Washington Post

The University of Virginia’s suspension of social activities at fraternities and sororities will remain in effect until early January despite doubts raised about the magazine article that prompted the action, school officials said Monday.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Changing how colleges mishandle rape charges — The News & Observer

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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.

Fraternity advocates urge end to U-Va.’s suspension of Greek organizations — The Washington Post

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Dec 082014
 
Fraternity advocates urge end to U-Va.’s suspension of Greek organizations -- The Washington Post

Groups representing fraternities and sororities urged the University of Virginia on Sunday to end the suspension of Greek organizations it imposed last month after a magazine story about an alleged gang rape at a campus fraternity house.

Opinion: Time for UNC leaders to get real on cuts — The News & Observer

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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.

Opinion: What are student-athletes owed?

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Nov 172014
 
Opinion: What are student-athletes owed?

But what began with unacknowledged use of others’ writing is turning into an entirely original legal chapter. McAdoo, a defensive end out of Antioch, Tenn., who played during UNC’s 2008 and 2009 seasons, has sued the university for breach of contract claiming he was denied the education promised him by then-head UNC football coach Butch Davis.

Cheating concerns force delay in SAT scores for South Koreans and Chinese — The Washington Post

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Oct 312014
 
Cheating concerns force delay in SAT scores for South Koreans and Chinese -- The Washington Post

Concerns about possible cheating on the SAT in Asia have led test overseers to withhold scores for students from China and South Korea who took the college admission exam nearly three weeks ago.

Ebola prompts new UNC, NCSU travel rules — News & Observer

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Oct 302014
 
Ebola prompts new UNC, NCSU travel rules -- News & Observer

UNC-Chapel Hill tightened rules Wednesday for official travel to the three West African nations that have been hit by the Ebola epidemic – banning such travel outright for students and requiring more layers of approval for faculty and staff.

N.C. State University plans to issue similar restrictions Thursday.