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Study: Social media use may help identify students at risk of alcohol problems

Research from North Carolina State University and Ohio University finds that having an "alcohol identity" puts college students at greater risk of having drinking problems - and that posting about alcohol use on social media sites is actually a stronger predictor of alcohol problems than having a drink. read more

BREAKING: HRC Welcomes News that UNC Won’t Enforce Vile HB2 Law

HRC Communications Director Jay Brown issued the following response after media reports that the University of North Carolina will not enforce the deeply discriminatory HB2: "While it's welcome news that UNC won't be enforcing NorthShow More Summary

North Carolina Gov. Already Enforcing HB 2 With Trespassing Laws (Video)

Meanwhile, the University of North Carolina system now says it won't enforce the controversial law while court proceedings play out.

UNC system says it won’t enforce transgender bathroom rules

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina system says in legal filings that it won’t try to enforce a law requiring transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to their biological sex. The affidavit by system leader Margaret Spellings was filed Friday along with a motion asking a federal court to halt civil legal […]

Black Lawmakers & Activists Fight North Carolina's Plan To Gut HBCUs

'I n a controversial move, the North Carolina State Senate introduced a bill that could eventually bankrupt five of the state’s universities. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Western Carolina University, Elizabeth City State...Show More Summary

New study suggests women find men more attractive if they have a specific skill with their mouths.

2 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

New research suggests that a man's storytelling ability makes him more attractive to women. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and SUNY Buffalo conducted the studies, in which undergrad students read descriptions of both males and females and then rated their attractiveness. Show More Summary

Data Science Education at NCSU: Education with a Mission

The Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) at North Carolina State University (NCSU) is one of the oldest Data Science degrees in the country. The program began in 2007, with the school’s Institute for Advanced Analytics focused on supporting the success of its students. Show More Summary

Ex-Presidential Adviser Denounces North Carolina Anti-Trans Law In Commencement Speech

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

CNN political analyst and former presidential adviser David Gergen called for the repeal of North Carolina's anti-trans law, known as HB 2, while giving a commencement speech at Elon University. "Enough is enough," Gergen said in his address on Saturday, which can be viewed above. Show More Summary

No junk-food diet: Even in cities, bees find flowers and avoid processed sugars

New research from North Carolina State University finds that bees in urban areas stick to a flower-nectar diet, steering clear of processed sugars found in soda and other junk food. read more

Research finds skull condition thought extinct is actually widespread

Some forensic anthropologists thought the skull condition called cribra orbitalia (CO) was a thing of the past - but new research from North Carolina State University and the University of the Witwatersrand finds that it not only still...Show More Summary

The Case for Cash for All

Cross-posted from Medium Universal tax credits could be the much needed bipartisan tool to spur growth and boost the income of most Americans My father, born in 1932, grew up in rural North Carolina as the son of a textile worker and golf course manager. Show More Summary

Volcker Alliance chooses former college president as new leader

The Volcker Alliance, named for Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, has named a new president – Thomas W. Ross, president of the University of North Carolina (UNC) system until he was forced to resign in January. Volcker started the organization three years ago to promote effective implementation of public polices and […]

Accuracy of Russell Wilson’s commencement speech questioned

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was the commencement speaker at the University of Wisconsin last weekend, and Wilson was apparently his usual smiley and cheery self. Unless you ask some people associated with North Carolina State University. They think Wilson fudged the truth when speaking to graduates of Wisconsin, where Wilson played his final year of

Oprah Delivers Commencement Address Only The Way Oprah Can

Sunday morning, Oprah Winfrey stood in front of a crowd of college graduates, their family members and a slew of reporters to deliver the commencement address at Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina. And, even years ago, she...Show More Summary

West Wing Week: 05/13/16, or "Stylin', Huh?"

This week, the President celebrated the 2016 graduating class of Howard University, hosted the 1983 NCAA National Champion North Carolina State Wolfpack, and the 2016 NCAA National Champion UConn Huskies. Meanwhile, the First Lady traveled to the Invictus Games in Orlando. That's May 6 to May 12, or "Stylin', huh?"

2015 Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award

Considering the past 6 years, environmental economists win it about 50% of the time: Dr. Leah Greden Mathews of the University of North Carolina Asheville The winner was announced at the 2015 meeting of the Southern Economic Association in New Orleans, LA on Sunday, November 22, and was awarded a...

The future of sound and thought at Moogfest 2016

Moogfest bills itself as the synthesis of music, art, and technology. Now in its 12th year, Moogfest will take place in Durham, North Carolina about a mile from Duke University, from Thursday May 19th through Sunday May 22nd.

My Son Was Accepted to a College He Can't Afford. Now What?

In early April, my son Dan arrived home from the University of Wisconsin's Admitted Students Day holding a Wisconsin windshield sticker--and immediately affixed it to our car above his older brother's University of North Carolina sticker, with a smile I can only describe as vengeful younger-brother joy. Show More Summary

Why It's Unlikely North Carolina Schools Would Lose Federal Funding Over HB 2

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings insisted in a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday that the public universities under her leadership are not violating federal civil rights laws. The DOJ declared...Show More Summary

Researchers integrate diamond/boron nitride crystalline layers for high-power devices

Materials researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique to deposit diamond on the surface of cubic boron nitride (c-BN), integrating the two materials into a single crystalline structure. "This could be...Show More Summary

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