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Harvard Doesn’t Like Asians? Lawsuit alleges Discrimination

WASHINGTON — Apparently, the likes of Jeremy Lin (an Asian-American NBA player for the Los Angeles Lakers) may have a tougher time to get into Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). The Washington Free Beacon reported a lawsuit has been filed against Harvard and UNC for having discriminatory affirmative action […]

NC: Public Comments Will Help Fix Orange-Durham Light Rail Route

At three days of public meetings this week, Triangle Transit planners are asking residents for help in making a few decisions about a planned 17-mile light rail-line from UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill to Duke University and downtown Durham.

Rejected for Being Asian: Students Sue Harvard, UNC Over Race-Based Admissions

5 days agoNews : Reason

Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are facing lawsuits over their race-based admissions schemes, which hold Asian and white students to higher standards because of their skin color. The lawsuits were...Show More Summary

Why Kay Hagan Lost In North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- When the smoke cleared, the most expensive contest of 2014 had become the costliest Senate race in U.S. history. More than $111 million was spent by both sides in the North Carolina battle for incumbent Democratic...Show More Summary

Why Kay Hagan Lost In North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- When the smoke cleared, the most expensive contest of 2014 had become the costliest Senate race in U.S. history. More than $111 million was spent by both sides in the North Carolina battle for incumbent Democratic...Show More Summary

UNC researchers silence leading cancer-causing gene

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and colleagues at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a new approach to block the KRAS oncogene, one of the most frequently mutated genes in human cancer. Show More Summary

A slightly more acidic ocean may help coral species

Researchers from North­eastern University’s Marine Sci­ence Center and the Uni­ver­sity of North Car­olina at Chapel Hill have found that mod­erate ocean acid­i­fi­ca­tion and warming can actu­ally enhance the growth rate of one reef-??building coral species. Show More Summary

How corals can actually benefit from climate change effects

Researchers from Northeastern University's Marine Science Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that moderate ocean acidification and warming can actually enhance the growth rate of one reef-??building coral species. Show More Summary

Romar Morris Arrested: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

North Carolina Tar Heels junior running back Romar Morris was arrested and charged with impaired driving DWI Sunday morning at 4:12 a.m. ET in Chapel Hill, according to Harold Gutmann of The Herald-Sun. The school will release a statement Monday, per Gutmann, who provided the following details about the incident: Morris, 22, was arrested at 4:12 a.m. Show More Summary

NC: Chapel Hill Transit Plans for Less Congested Future

Chapel Hill Transit recently wrapped up another round of public meetings -- the second of three -- designed to spread the word about potential transit systems and to gather feedback from residents and transit riders.

Improved mouse model will accelerate research on potential Ebola vaccines, treatments

In the war against Ebola one important hurdle has just been cleared – by a mouse. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues have developed the first genetic strain of mice that can be infected with Ebola and display symptoms similar to those that humans experience. Show More Summary

NC: Chapel Hill Rolls Out Bike, Ped Safety Plan

Nearly a month after a local cyclist was killed on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the town has a renewed focus on bicyclist and pedestrian safety.

University of North Carolina bans student travel to countries affected by Ebola

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said on Wednesday that students will now be prohibited from school-related travel to three West African countries due to concerns about the Ebola outbreak. Faculty and staff will have to seek advance approval to travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and...

UNC's Marcus Paige missed ACC media day because of an exam

They're really cracking down in Chapel Hill, huh? If Marcus Paige isn't the best returning player in college basketball this season, he's certainly one of them. With Paige's North Carolina squad entering the season as a consensus top 10 team, it would make sense that the point guard would be a main attraction at ACC Media Day on Wednesday. Show More Summary

A UNC Athlete Got An A-Minus In A Fake 'Paper Class' With This Ridiculous One-Paragraph Final Essay

A new report released Wednesday details how the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offered "paper classes" — courses that never met and required only one final paper — to help boost athletes' grades and keep them eligible. In...Show More Summary

Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes.

Read the report: 18 years of academic fraud at UNC for athletes, other students

For nearly 20 years, employees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill perpetrated an academic fraud involving fake classes and grades that permitted at least 3,100 students — many of them athletes — to graduate, according to a newly released report (which you can read in full below). While a number of employees […]

UNC's Fake 'Paper Classes' Were Not Just For Athletes — They Were Also Very Popular With Frat Boys

While most of the attention following Wednesday's report of widespread fake classes at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has focused on the school's student athletes, more than 50% of the students enrolled in the so-called "paper classes" were non-athletes — with many being referred through the campus' fraternity system. Show More Summary

Probe: Athletes took fake classes at University of North Carolina

last monthNews : The Newsroom

By Marti Maguire RALEIGH N.C. (Reuters) - More than 3,000 students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received credit for fake classes over an 18-year period as part of a program that allowed many of them to remain eligible to play sports, according to a report released on Wednesday. Show More Summary

At Least 9 UNC Employees Have Been Fired Or Disciplined Following Report On Fake Classes Scandal

At least nine University of North Carolina Chapel Hill employees have been fired or had disciplinary procedures started against them following a report detailing a widespread academic scandal involving fake classes, chancellor Carol Folt said Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. Show More Summary

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