U.S. Urges Colleges to Rethink Questions About Criminal Records | The New York Times

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May 122016
 
U.S. Urges Colleges to Rethink Questions About Criminal Records | The New York Times

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.

UNC board members to hash out stance on HB2 amid lawsuits | The News & Observer

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May 112016
 
UNC board members to hash out stance on HB2 amid lawsuits | The News & Observer

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 […]

UNC President Spellings: UNC system caught in middle of state, federal fight on HB2 | The News & Observer

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May 102016
 
UNC President Spellings: UNC system caught in middle of state, federal fight on HB2 | The News & Observer

As the federal government and state elected leaders launched legal battles over North Carolina’s controversial bathroom law Monday, UNC system President Margaret Spellings said the university is “truly caught in the middle.”

Former UNC-CH faculty leader Jan Boxill refutes NCAA allegations against her | The News & Observer

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May 092016
 
Former UNC-CH faculty leader Jan Boxill refutes NCAA allegations against her | The News & Observer

Jan Boxill is reeling. The former UNC-Chapel Hill faculty leader and counselor for women’s basketball is at the center of NCAA allegations against the university in the academic and athletic scandal that has dragged on for years.

ECU student creates petition for stoplight at dangerous intersection | WNCT

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May 062016
 
ECU student creates petition for stoplight at dangerous intersection | WNCT

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 […]

Student debt is actually not holding back the housing market, says economist | The Washington Post

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May 062016
 
Student debt is actually not holding back the housing market, says economist | The Washington Post

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.