Major public universities ranked on shift toward out-of-state students | The Washington Post

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Feb 042016
 
Major public universities ranked on shift toward out-of-state students | The Washington Post

A Washington Post analysis published last weekend showed how prominent public universities are recruiting more students from out-of-state than ever before in response to demographic trends and financial pressures.

Chicago professor, formerly of UNC, resigns amid sexual misconduct investigation | The News & Observer

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Feb 042016
 
Chicago professor, formerly of UNC, resigns amid sexual misconduct investigation | The News & Observer

A prominent molecular biologist at the University of Chicago has resigned after a university recommendation that he be fired for violating the school’s sexual misconduct policy. He previously faced allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct while working at the University of North Carolina.

An Emerson College student rented his dorm room on Airbnb, and now faces misconduct hearing | The Washington Post

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An Emerson College student rented his dorm room on Airbnb, and now faces misconduct hearing | The Washington Post

College students have always come up with creative ways to pay tuition. They’ve been known to live off of ramen noodles, and more recently, the loan-burdened but intrepid have tried crowdfunding their education.

Editorial: Bond offers two futures | Daily Reflector

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Feb 012016
 
Editorial: Bond offers two futures | Daily Reflector

This year’s March 15 North Carolina primary election ballot will offer an important opportunity — to welcome or to squander.

Voters statewide will be asked to approve the issuance of a $2 billion general obligation bond package for new construction, repairs and renovations.

Colleges, universities aim to convince voters of building needs | The News & Observer

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Feb 012016
 
Colleges, universities aim to convince voters of building needs | The News & Observer

Some classrooms at UNC-Chapel Hill’s medical school resemble a 1970s-era high school chemistry lab – old-fashioned lab stations, chalkboards on the wall, sinks obsolete.

Leaders at the university say this is no place to train roughly half the state’s doctors, and they hope voters will agree on March 15.

Jeff Lebo working to build a winning basketball program at ECU |The News & Observer

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Feb 012016
 
Jeff Lebo working to build a winning basketball program at ECU |The News & Observer

Sure, he has put on a few pounds since his playing days at North Carolina. He has lost most of his hair, but that occurred when coaching at Auburn. Still, there are no bags under those sparkling blue eyes, and his laughter often reverberates around his office. Truth be known, there is little physical evidence to show that Jeff Lebo has the toughest job in all of men’s college basketball.

Raleigh man recovering from cancer to get dream trip with his mom to Super Bowl | The News & Observer

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Feb 012016
 
Raleigh man recovering from cancer to get dream trip with his mom to Super Bowl | The News & Observer

Grant Lafoon is slowly regaining his balance. That will be important for all the cheering he plans to do for the Carolina Panthers at the Super Bowl next Sunday.

Lafoon, 26, has spent the past year dealing with stage four brain cancer. He has struggled to walk, hear and talk.

Tom Ross, former UNC president, headed to Duke | The News & Observer

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Feb 012016
 
Tom Ross, former UNC president, headed to Duke | The News & Observer

UNC system President Emeritus Tom Ross, who stepped down earlier this month, is going to Duke University.

Ross has been named the first Terry Sanford Distinguished Fellow at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He’ll start Feb. 1 and the fellowship will last at least through the spring semester, according to a news release from Duke.