UNC President Spellings hires Hans, former board chairman | Raleigh News & Observer

UNC President Margaret Spellings has hired former Board of Governors chairman Peter Hans on a one-year, $240,000 contract to be a senior adviser. The position was announced in an internal letter obtained by The News & Observer. Hans, a senior policy adviser with Raleigh law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, will be a special consultant on strategic planning, online learning and other projects, Spellings said in the letter.

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To Reassure Nervous Students, Colleges Lean on LGBT Centers | The Chronicle of Higher Education

The mass shooting early Sunday at an Orlando nightclub that left 49 people and the gunman dead has heightened fears of anti-gay discrimination and persecution, especially among the college-aged. While officials were still investigating the shooter’s motives on Tuesday, the effects of the massacre were acute among college students — and not just because several of the victims were enrolled in local institutions.

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Hot Dish: Danny Smith finds his niche at The Seahorse | The Daily Reflector

Like many East Carolina University MBA students, Danny Smith always felt that he should run his own business. “When you own it, 100 percent of your effort is rewarded with 100 percent of the profit, which simply does not happen when you work for someone else,” Smith said. His decision to overcome the fear of leaving a secure corporate job was prompted when his employer failed to recognize his contributions, an all-too-common problem these days.

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Hundreds of colleges had zero rape reports in 2014. And that could be worrisome. — The Washington Post

There were no rapes reported in 2014 at California State University at Long Beach, a public university with about 36,000 students. That could seem like a positive sign. But school officials aren’t boasting about it. They know sexual violence victims are often reluctant to step forward, and they want to hear more often from survivors.

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