On the primary ballot, North Carolina voters will be asked to vote yes or no on a proposal to allow the state to borrow $2 billion – with two-thirds going to the state’s public universities and community colleges.
Many people who accomplish short-term goals get a rush of achievement in the moment but don’t create the behavioral changes needed to maintain and improve, said Tom Raedeke, a professor of kinesiology at East Carolina University who specializes in exercise psychology. “Somehow, we have to help people go beyond . . . just meeting the New Year’s resolutions or just accomplishing this goal,” Raedeke said.
In a dimly lit room inside Mendenhall Student Center, four East Carolina University students stood in front of mirrors labeled: “TOO FEM, TOO FAT, TOO MASC, TOO SKINNY.”
Next door, a woman talked about the isolation she experienced after coming out as bisexual. Behind a curtain, a black student expressed her disgust about a classmate petting her hair like she was an animal. The students were actors, but the stories were real.
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.
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.
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 […]