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Protests Erupt Over UNC Board's Decision To Shutter Poverty Center

University of North Carolina students and faculty raucously protested the board of governors' vote Friday to disband a poverty-focused think-tank led by a critic of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and the GOP-controlled state legislature. Approximately...Show More Summary

Study: Boyfriends Who Aren’t Speaking Are Thinking About Ending Relationship 90% Of Time

yesterdayHumor : The Onion

CHAPEL HILL, NC—Confirming that the average boyfriend’s thoughts immediately turn to the subject during any period of silence, a study released Thursday by the University of North Carolina found that whenever a boyfriend isn’t speaking,...

Antibiotics give rise to new communities of harmful bacteria

Most people have taken an antibiotic to treat a bacterial infection. Now researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of San Diego, La Jolla, reveal that the way we often think about antibiotics - as straightforward killing machines - needs to be revised. read more

In Memory of Dean Smith: UNC and Duke Students Work Together to Tackle Poverty

Before their first matchup since the passing of legendary University of North Carolina (UNC) coach Dean Smith, both the UNC and Duke men's basketball teams took the court on Wednesday for a moment of silence. With arms linked and heads...Show More Summary

Roy Williams Rips North Carolina Fans For Being Silent

University of North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams called out the Dean Dome crowd for being too quite during the Tar Heels 89-60 home victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon. Williams was particularly upset withShow More Summary

Gary Gallagher Says Farewell to the Civil War America Series

This past week I received a number of advanced copies from the University of North Carolina Press. It’s the first batch of books, where I’ve…

Law faculty accuses UNC panel of attempting to chill free speech

A few days ago, a University of North Carolina Board of Governors’ working group recommended shutting down three centers on university campuses, including Chapel Hill’s Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity — even though the center is self-funding. Why would it be a target if it takes no state money? Critics of the decision, including […]

Republicans want to shut down poverty research in North Carolina

The Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill studies, among other things, the depths of poverty in a state with severe pockets of urban distress, the impact of foreclosure clusters on minority neighborhoods there, and the economic impact of legal aid for North Carolina's low-income residents. Now […]


MEH. MOST EVERYTHING ABOUT UNIVERSITIES IS DRIVEN BY IDEOLOGY, SO WHY SHOULDN’T IT BE THE SAME FOR THEIR CRITICS: Ideology Seen as Factor in Closings in University of North Carolina System. “An advisory panel of the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors has recommended closing three academic centers, including a poverty center and one […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 02/19

Thomas J. Brown, Civil War Canon: Sites of Confederate Memory in South Carolina, (University of North Carolina Press, 2015). James Conroy, Our One Common Country:…

UNC student newspaper disses Coach K ahead of snowy basketball showdown

The editors of the University of North Carolina’s student newspaper had fun putting together its daily weather report for Wednesday. The Daily Tar Heel snuck a jab in at Duke’s coach Mike Krzyzewski, who along with his Blue Devils, are readying to take on their NCAA rivals on a cold and snowy night. Today's weather report […]

Gov. Kitzhaber: Your Job Is Not Yet Done

This post was co-authored with Rob Smith, Associate Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Governor Kitzhaber has given 35 years of steadfast service to the people of Oregon. His tirelessness and courage...Show More Summary

Joseph Haj Named Artistic Director Of The Guthrie Theater

Haj, currently producing artistic director of PlayMakers Rep, a resident theater company at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will take over the reins of the Minneapolis nonprofit from retiring a.d. Joe Dowling, who departs...Show More Summary

Class Warriors Who Do Not Want to be Criticized

The background: Ten years ago, fresh off his loss to Bush/Cheney as John Kerry’s running mate, John Edwards returned home to open a center on poverty at the University of North Carolina School of Law, his alma mater. Today, that move looks downright prescient: Ranked better than average in poverty in 2005, North Carolina has […]

Nebraska Football: Who Mike Riley Should Hire to Replace Charlton Warren

Two months after head coach Mike Riley retained defensive backs coach Charlton Warren from Bo Pelini 's staff, Warren has decided to leave. He's reportedly taking the same role at the University of North Carolina, per Thayer Evans of Sports Illustrated (h/t Hail Varsity). Riley thought he had finalized his staff in January. Show More Summary

‘American Terrorist’: Middle East Reacts to Murder of 3 Muslim-American Students in North Carolina

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

If American mass media seemed reluctant to cover the murder of three Muslims students at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill as a hate crime, the same was not true in the Middle East, where strong opinions were aroused.

Sister of Chapel Hill Shooting Victim Blames “American Sniper” Movie: “It’s Open Season Against Islam”

Dr. Suzanne Barakat, sister of one of three Muslim students shot and killed near the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill this week, visited CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper. Baraket blamed the shooting by a deranged far … Continue reading ?

Sister of Chapel Hill Victim: American Sniper ‘Dehumanizes’ Muslims

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Following her emotional appearance on Morning Joe earlier today, Dr. Suzanne Barakat, sister of one of three Muslim students shot and killed near the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill this week, visited CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper.

Obama Refuses To Blame Radical Atheism For Chapel Hill Murders

Three days after 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks shot and killed three University of North Carolina students, President Obama has finally weighed in on this act of terror. The White House released the following statement Friday afternoon, notable for what it does not say (via email from The White House): Yesterday, the FBI opened an inquiry [...]

Chapel Hill Murders Are About More Than a Parking Dispute

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : Vox Pop

(Photo / Jenny Warburg) Mourners at vigil in The Pit at University of North Carolina/ Chapel Hill on February 11, 2015, where the lives of Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Deah Shaddy Barakat, who were killed in...Show More Summary

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