The Obama administration is urging universities and colleges to re-evaluate how questions about an applicant’s criminal history are used in the admissions process, part of an effort to remove barriers to education, employment and housing for those with past convictions, in many cases for minor crimes.
By Jane Stancill May 10, 2016 To view news video in The News & Observer, click here. CHAPEL HILL The UNC Board of Governors met Tuesday for more than three hours to try to sort out the university system’s next steps on House Bill 2, North Carolina’s sweeping law with a controversial bathroom provision. Now […]
By Maria Satira May 6, 2016 GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A petition about a dangerous intersection created by an ECU student gets the attention of Greenville’s mayor. The petition on change.org wants Mayor Allen Thomas and the Greenville Police Department to look at installing a stoplight at the intersection of 10th Street and Copper Beech […]
A few years ago, as the country grappled with the meteoric rise of student debt, economists warned that education loans were holding back college graduates from buying homes, putting a damper on the economic recovery. Yet a new look at popular data used to support that claim tells a very different story.