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Lantana – Did It Survive

Q: I was wondering when I should give up and accept that my Chapel Hill lantana did not survive the winter? Should it have started growth by now? A: I think it’s a goner. ‘Chapel Hill Yellow’ was discovered by plantsman Michael Dirr, who theorizes it is a cross between winter-hardy ‘Miss Huff’ and wide-spreading, […]

UNC Basketball: Brice Johnson Must Follow Offensive Blueprint Set vs. Kentucky

With a few more Brice Johnsons on the court, North Carolina might have actually had a shot to knock off top-ranked Kentucky last Saturday. But since none of the researchers in Chapel Hill have perfected cloning to that extent, the Tar...Show More Summary

NC: DOT Spending Plan Includes Rail Project

Gov. Pat McCrory's administration signaled on Thursday that it intends to help fund the construction of a light-rail connection between Durham and Chapel Hill.

Modern monitoring systems contribute to alarm fatigue in hospitals

(Chapel Hill, N.C. - Dec 4, 2014) - Jessica Zègre-Hemsey, a cardiac monitoring expert at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her colleagues at the University of California San Francisco, revealed more than 2.5 million alarms were triggered on bedside monitors in a single month - the first figure ever reported from a real-world hospital setting. read more

North Carolina Surgeon Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS, Elected Chair of ACS Board of Regents

Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS, Chapel Hill, N.C., was elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons during the College's annual Clinical Congress, held in San Francisco, October 26-30, 2014.

UNC vs. Iowa: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction for ACC Big Ten Challenge 2014

An intriguing matchup in Chapel Hill at 7:30 p.m. ET kicks off a strong night of hoops in the ACC -Big Ten Challenge. Iowa (5-2) will make the trip down to the Smith Center to take on No. 12 North Carolina (5-1) during the final night...Show More Summary

UNC researchers pinpoint chemo effect on brain cells, potential link to autism

CHAPEL HILL, NC - UNC School of Medicine researchers have found for the first time a biochemical mechanism that could be a cause of "chemo brain" - the neurological side effects such as memory loss, confusion, difficulty thinking, and trouble concentrating that many cancer patients experience while on chemotherapy to treat tumors in other parts of the body. read more

Harvard’s Asian-American Problem Has a Solution, Chapel Hill’s Does Not

Roger Pilon In his op-ed at the New York Times yesterday, Yascha Mounk, a fellow at New America, asked “Is Harvard Unfair to Asian-Americans?” A century ago, Harvard had a problem, he writes: “Too many Jews.” Today it’s Asian-Americans. Show More Summary

Suing For An Affirmative End To Affirmative Action

The anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions is suing Harvard and UNC Chapel Hill, claiming that their admissions policies discriminate against Asian students: The lawsuit filed against Harvard cites an Asian-American...Show More Summary

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

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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.

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