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UNC Can No Longer Remain Silent On Silent Sam

4 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

When I first laid eyes on Silent Sam, he made me uncomfortable. As I looked up at the Confederate soldier who stands watch over students in the upper quad of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I wondered if the university where I chose to spend four years of my life still secretly supported the legacy he represents. Show More Summary

Remembering Stuart Scott

Photo Credits: USA Today As the ESPYs approach, we remember longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott whom lost his private battle with cancer. He was 49. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Scott got his start at a few stations in the south, making stops in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Show More Summary

Apple CEO Tim Cook joins roster of new trustees at Duke University

North Carolina's Duke University on Tuesday announced the addition of several new members to its Board of Trustees, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, who will help direct the school's educational and fiscal policies.

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#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Target Confederate Monuments

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

Yesterday, officials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found a statue commemorating Civil War Confederate veterans spray-painted with the words "Murderer," "KKK," and "BLACK LIVES MATTER."

1913 Civil War memorial statue at the University of North Carolina found vandalized with the words “black lives matter”

CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina – A Civil War memorial statue at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was found vandalized Sunday morning with the words “black lives matter.” The statue, known as Silent Sam, was erected in 1913...Show More Summary

‘Black Lives Matter’ Spray-Painted on Confederate Statue at UNC Chapel Hill

The Silent Sam statue, depicting a Confederate soldier, on the grounds of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been spray-painted with various messages, including “Black Lives Matter,” “KKK” and “murderer,” WRAL repor...

University Of North Carolina Confederate Statue Vandalized: Should ‘Silent Sam’ Be Removed?

A Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina was vandalized over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The “Silent Sam” statue was dedicated to 321 Chapel Hill alumni who died while serving as Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Show More Summary

'Silent Sam' Confederate Statue At UNC Vandalized

A controversial statue on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus depicting a Confederate soldier known as "Silent Sam" has been defaced with graffiti saying "BLACK LIVES MATTER," "KKK" and "MURDERER." But not everyone...Show More Summary

Distributed technique for power scheduling advances smart grid concept

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for “scheduling” energy in electric grids that moves away from centralized management by tapping into the distributed computing power of energy devices.Show More Summary

When We Fully Claim Black Lives Matter, We Move Closer to All Lives Matter

At a recent training on implicit bias and targeted universalism that I was leading for a foundation and a number of its grantees in North Carolina, one of the speakers noted that while we were going to be focusing on implicit bias, it...Show More Summary

Daily dose: The GOP's glaring whiteness edition

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

Education Secretary Arne Duncan: These Are The Things Parents Should Demand From Schools

Certain educational rights should be universal, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Friday. While speaking at the 2015 National Parent Teacher Association Convention and Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina, Duncan detailed a handful of rights he said all parents should be able to demand from their children's schools. 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

2 weeks agoNews : 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

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

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

3 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

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