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.

Obituary: Elmer E. Erber (1921 – 2016) | The Daily Reflector

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Feb 082016
 
Obituary:  Elmer E. Erber (1921 - 2016) | The Daily Reflector

February 6, 2016 Dr. Elmer E. Erber, son of the late George Erber and Minnie Seegers Erber passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at the age of 94. The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, February 6 at 3:30 at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park. Dr. Erber was […]

Lower tuition may be coming to some UNC campuses | The News & Observer

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Feb 082016
 
Lower tuition may be coming to some UNC campuses | The News & Observer

A plan to drastically lower tuition at several UNC system campuses is being considered by the state Senate leadership – a proposal that could create a more affordable option for students while altering the size and makeup of universities initially created for black and American Indian students.

At George Washington U. medical school, a tomb of unknown cadavers | The Washington Post

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Feb 082016
 
At George Washington U. medical school, a tomb of unknown cadavers | The Washington Post

George Washington University has stopped accepting donated bodies at its medical school because it lost track of the identities of as many as 50 cadavers, making it impossible to return remains to families as promised.

Va. Tech murder plot suspect was no longer seeing mental health counselor | The Wahington Post

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Feb 082016
 
Va. Tech murder plot suspect was no longer seeing mental health counselor | The Wahington Post

It is common for students to have challenges in transitioning to college, and many among the millions of students at the nation’s schools seek counseling help as they move to adulthood and life on their own.

Andrew T. Heath: Connect NC bond is an investment North Carolina can afford | The News & Observer

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Feb 052016
 
Andrew T. Heath: Connect NC bond is an investment North Carolina can afford | The News & Observer

Regarding questions about how the state can afford to pay for a $2 billion bond issue without a tax increase: Aggressive debt retirement, strong revenues and a conservative bond proposal well within the state’s credit capacity is why the Connect NC bond will not require a tax increase.

They took the tests. But they got into a selective college without sending scores. | The Washington Post

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Feb 052016
 
They took the tests. But they got into a selective college without sending scores. | The Washington Post

Most selective colleges and universities still require applicants to go through the admissions testing ritual and submit the results. Still, the test-optional movement is gaining traction in some corners of the market.