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Daily dose: The GOP's glaring whiteness edition

4 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Nichol delivers fiery speech to Rowan Democrats (Salisbury Post) -- Speaking to a crowded room of Democrats, University of North Carolina Law Professor Gene Nichol on Thursday issued harsh criticisms of state government and the Republican-controlled General Assembly. Show More Summary

UNC Researchers Develop Innovative Gene Transfer-Based Treatment Approach

University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine researchers have developed an innovative, experimental gene transfer-based treatment for children with giant axonal neuropathy (GAN).

North Carolina GOPers strip $3 million from UNC law school after professor slams voter ID

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Democrats in North Carolina are accusing Republican lawmakers of punishing the University of North Carolina School of Law with a last-minute budget cut because the school employs a professor who has been critical of their policies. During a budget debate in the state Senate on Monday, Republicans...

Smart Insulin Patch Could Replace Painful Injections for Diabetes

Researchers at the University of North Carolina and NC State have created the first "smart insulin patch" that can detect increases in blood sugar levels and secrete doses of insulin into the bloodstream whenever needed.

"Piñata Politics" is an apt description

The vendetta against Gene Nichol is childish and destructive: A last-minute amendment by Senate leaders Wednesday docked the University of North Carolina School of Law budget by $3 million. Democrats say it's political payback for the school's employment of legislative critic Gene Nichol. Show More Summary

A Detailed Look at the Chapel Hill Shootings and the Atheist Who Killed Three Innocent Muslims

The latest issue of the New Yorker has perhaps the most detailed account yet of what happened on February 10 of this year, when 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks went to an apartment near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...Show More Summary

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Accrediting Body Places University of North Carolina On Probation. …

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Accrediting Body Places University of North Carolina On Probation. “The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will not lose accreditation over the academic fraud that occurred there, but it will face one year of probation, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges announced Thursday. In October, the […]

UNC Put On One-Year Accreditation Probation Over Academic Fraud Scandal

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- An accreditation agency important to colleges receiving federal funds put the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on probation Thursday for a year over its academic fraud scandal. The board of Southern Association...Show More Summary

Why Are College Buildings Still Named After White Supremacists?

Two weeks ago, the board of trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced that Saunders Hall -- named for William Saunders, a 19th-century North Carolina secretary of state and chief Ku Klux Klan organizer -- would be renamed Carolina Hall. This wasn’t enough for many activists who have been fighting to remove Saunders’ name. Show More Summary

UNC hit with accreditation board's 'most serious sanction' amid sports scandal

Twelve months academic probation, with NCAA punishments likely coming soon as well. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the commission that accredits the University of North Carolina, has placed UNC on 12 months probation...Show More Summary

University of North Carolina sanctioned amid academic fraud scandal: reports

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

The Chapel Hill school received the most serious sanction available from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, according to the newspaper, reporting from the group's board meeting Portsmouth, Virginia. Show More Summary

If The NCAA Is Mad At Roy Williams, It Probably Will Punish UNC Women's Basketball

3 weeks agoSports : Vice: Sports

The NCAA is weighing in on the University of North Carolina's academic fraud scandal. Predictably, it looks like women's hoops may take the fall.

University of North Carolina Charged With Five 'Level 1' Violations By NCAA

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The NCAA has been looking into the case for several years, after allegations of widespread grade inflation for student athletes at the school.

NCAA Allegations Reveal Decades of 'Shadow Curriculum' for UNC's Student-Athletes

In this photo taken Monday, April 20, 2015 the Old Well is shown among the spring foliage on campus at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) The University of North Carolina could be in some very deep trouble. Thursday afternoon, the school released the Notice of Allegations sent [...]

North Carolina charged with lack of institutional control

Ever wondered what an NCAA Notice of Allegations looks like? Well, the University of North Carolina released the 55-page document Thursday afternoon. If you enjoy bland, repetitive reading, “this includes, but is not limited to,” opening the file and perusing the contents. Show More Summary

NCAA Alleges Lack Of Institutional Control At UNC

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

After two weeks of review, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has released the NCAA’s notification of allegations, and like the other reports and investigations that have come out in the past five years concerning UNC’s academic scandals, this one isn’t pretty. Read more...

UNC Releases Notice for Allegations by NCAA of Academic Fraud

The NCAA gave the University of North Carolina its Notice of Allegations for the academic scandal that has rocked the school. According to Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel, North Carolina received four Level I allegations with the...Show More Summary

NCAA outlines serious violations at North Carolina

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The NCAA has accused the University of North Carolina of exhibiting a lack of institutional control over the academics of its student-athletes. The organization’s findings were released Thursday in a Notice of Allegations, which North Carolina received on May 22 after investigations by both the school and the NCAA. In all, the NCAA has accused […]

Race, History, and Naming Buildings at the University of North Carolina

The University of North Carolina has long had a building named for former KKK leader William Saunders. Public protest has finally moved to renaming the building “Carolina Hall” (which really, could you be more bland?). But the school’s Board of Trustees can’t go all the way and confront the past. UNC law professor Eric Muller: […]

‘The million-dollar question’: What gets millennial readers to care?

4 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Jenny Surane (Photo courtesy of Jenny Surane) Jenny Surane recently wrapped up a year-long stint as editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel student newspaper at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The million-dollar mediaShow More Summary

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