Kristen King

Editorial – Challenges, opportunities abound for new chancellor | Star News Online

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Jul 022015
 
Editorial - Challenges, opportunities abound for new chancellor | Star News Online

Fifty years ago, what then was called Wilmington College marked one of the most important dates in its history as it awarded its first four-year degrees. After making the transition from a junior college, it would be only a few more years before the school would become the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Official: Subsidies ensure access | The Daily Reflector

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Jul 012015
 
Official: Subsidies ensure access | The Daily Reflector

Thursday’s Supreme Court decision to uphold nationwide tax subsidies for health insurance means continued access to affordable health care for thousands of eastern North Carolina residents, according to a spokesman for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

Colleges Brace for Supreme Court Review of Race-Based Admissions | The New York Times

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Jul 012015
 
Colleges Brace for Supreme Court Review of Race-Based Admissions | The New York Times

The Supreme Court’s decision to reconsider a challenge to affirmative action at the University of Texas at Austin has universities around the country fearing that they will be forced to abandon what remains of race-based admission preferences and resort to more difficult and expensive methods if they want to achieve student diversity.

World running out of water? A local expert weighs in | WNCT

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Jun 302015
 
World running out of water? A local expert weighs in | WNCT

A new study, just released by NASA, finds that 21 of the 37 largest aquifers in the world are in danger of running dry. Aquifers are large underground reservoirs that store groundwater. It’s estimated that about a third of the world’s water supply comes from these reserves.