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Michael Jordan’s old sneakers that sold for more than $33,000 at auction might not be authentic

A pair of Converse sneakers that sold for $33,387 at auction on Thursday under the description that they were worn in the 1981-82 season by Michael Jordan at the University of North Carolina might not be real. Now, Grey Flannel Auctions is offering the winning bidder his money back, ESPN reports. Sneakers worn by Michael […]

UNC's Big Men Clearing the Way for Backcourt to Solve Consistency Issues

Even without three-point shooting, the University of North Carolina remains one of the better basketball teams in the country. No. 24 North Carolina absolutely dominated No. 12 Ohio State in the paint, winning by a score of 82-74 and...Show More Summary

Converse Shoes Worn by Michael Jordan at UNC Fetch $33,000 at Auction

During his playing days at the University of North Carolina, Michael Jordan wore Converse shoes during games. Of course, that was before Jordan was able to team up with Nike—before the dominant Jordan Brand was ever created. Now, a pair of his game-worn Converse sneakers have fetched quite a bit of money at auction. Show More Summary

Facing an epidemic of mislabeled seafood

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

In 2004, a team of scientists in my research lab, then at the University of North Carolina, used DNA sequencing to show that at least 60% of fish sold as red snapper in markets across the U.S. were mislabeled and were other species. The seafood industry responded by saying seafood substitutions...

Why does treating heart attacks cost so much money?

An article from the JAMA has been gnawing at my consciousness for the last couple of weeks. Dr. Prashant Kaul and colleagues out of the University of North Carolina reviewed records from hospitals in the state of California from 2008 through 2011, looking for patients who had been hospitalized with heart attacks. Specifically, they were looking for […]

22 Romney Aides Had to Approve Each Tweet During 2012 Campaign: Study

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

At one point during the 2012 presidential election, each of GOP nominee Mitt Romney's official tweets, Facebook posts, and photos had to be vetted and approved by 22 campaign staffers, according to a new University of North Carolina study that cited interviews with campaign staffers.

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

What UAB's football death means to UNC Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and University of Alabama-Birmingham have often been seen as sister schools, at least athletically. The former Conference USA mates each have metro campuses in their state's largest city, and each have fought the commuter school image. Show More Summary

UNC Researchers Pinpoint Chemo Effect on Brain Cells, Potential Link to Autism

University of North Carolina scientists discovered how the chemo drug topotecan affects individual neurons to potentially cause "chemo fog." A similar long-term affect in the developing brain could trigger autism.

N.C. news outlets sue UNC for records in cheating case

News & Record The (Greensboro) News & Record, The Charlotte Observer and WRAL-TV are among news organizations that have filed suit against the University of North Carolina asking for employee records in a cheating scandal. More thanShow 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 […]

Two Lawsuits Represent First Wave of Fresh Attacks on Affirmative Action

The lawsuits argue race-based admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina improperly discriminate against whites and Asian Americans. Image: Shutterstock The post Two Lawsuits Represent First Wave of Fresh Attacks on Affirmative Action appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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

last monthNews : 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

2 new affirmative action cases filed — against Harvard and the University of North Carolina.

SCOTUSblog explains:“Given what is occurring at Harvard and at other schools,” the lawsuit filed in Boston argued, “the proper response is the outright prohibition of racial preferences in university admissions — period. Allowing this...Show More Summary

A Lesson in Politics, Sports and Sweet Potatoes

As a proud North Carolina liberal with a degree from the University of North Carolina, last week wasn't pleasant. I watched our Democratic senator loose to a Republican and witnessed my alma mater relinquish a piece of its stellar reputation. Show More Summary

Jalen Dalton to UNC: Tar Heels Land 4-Star DE Prospect

The University of North Carolina received a major boost for the class of 2015 by getting a commitment from defensive end Jalen Dalton. It shouldn't take long for the edge-rusher to make an impact for the Tar Heels once he arrives onShow More Summary

'If Y'all Came Here for an Education, You Should Have Gone to Harvard'

"If y'all came here for an education, you should have gone to Harvard." Tydreke Powell maintains that his former football coach Butch Davis said this to him when he entered the University of North Carolina. Powell, who called in to Greensboro,...Show More Summary

UNC student-athlete scandal gets renewed scrutiny as man claiming to be former football player goes on radio to name names

The University of North Carolina is continuing to deal with the fallout from a bombshell report that laid out an academic scandal that spanned nearly two decades and affected thousands of student-athletes. The Washington Post’s Chuck Culpepper wrote about the report when it first broke in October: An eight-month probe has estimated that the ‘shadow curriculum’ that existed […]

Former UNC Football Player Michael McAdoo Suing School over Quality of Education

Many critics who are against the idea of paying collegiate athletes argue that athletes are compensated with an education and a degree. However, former University of North Carolina defensive lineman Michael McAdoo doesn't think that's enough—at least following the recent scandal involving the Tar Heels. Tom Foreman Jr. Show More Summary

Ex-UNC Athlete Files Class Action Over 'Paper Classes'

A former University of North Carolina football player has sued the university over an 18-year academic scandal that kept athletes eligible to play sports by taking classes that never met. Mike McAdoo was a football player who lost his...Show More Summary

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