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Sep 6, 2023

Students criticize UNC’s response to active shooter

CHAPEL HILL — As sirens blared across the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and cellphones lit up with alerts of an active shooter, Micah Baldonado cried quietly at his desk while his teacher proceeded with the lecture. “I know there’s no right way to react, but I just lost it,” he said. “I […]

Sep 1, 2023

911 caller immediately ID’d UNC shooting suspect

RALEIGH (AP) — A 911 recording indicates police in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, quickly received the name and description of the accused shooter just after a professor was fatally shot this week. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a recording of Monday's call. Police say Zijie Yan was shot inside a science building. Tailei Qi was arrested less than two hours later. He's cha[...]

Jul 31, 2023

UNC bars use of race, sex in admissions

CHAPEL HILL (AP) — The board of North Carolina's flagship public university has voted to strictly bar the use of "race, sex, color or ethnicity" in admissions and hiring decisions following recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings striking down affirmative action in forming student bodies. The Board of Trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill approved the resolution Thursday. Court m[...]

Feb 6, 2018

Judge: 5,500 doctors at 2 med schools covered by pay lawsuit

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — About 5,500 faculty will be represented in a class-action lawsuit alleging two prestigious North Carolina medical schools conspired to depress their wages by agreeing not to poach professors from each other. U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles ruled Thursday that the lawsuit filed by former Duke University physician Dr. Danielle Seaman can […]

Feb 20, 2015

Malcolm X conference planned on 50th anniversary of death

DURHAM (AP) — Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will mark the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination with a public conference at their schools. Scholars will discuss the life and teachings of Malcolm X and assess his relevance today for the U.S., Islam and the world. The conference will […]

Jan 16, 2015

UNC system President Tom Ross leaving the school next year

CHAPEL HILL (AP) — A board member says University of North Carolina system President Tom Ross will be leaving the school next year. The board member asked not to be identified because the decision was to be announced at a board of governor’s meeting in Chapel Hill later Friday morning. Ross, 64, will leave the […]

Mar 13, 2014

UNC scales back budget request

University of North Carolina system leaders have pulled back for now on their request for additional construction money for next year, but insist more operating funds are needed beyond what Gov. Pat McCrory's budget office has suggested.

Nov 27, 2013

UNC fraternity suspended in wake of death

A fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been suspended during an investigation into suspected hazing.

Sep 6, 2013

New law helps correct deep flaws in campus courts

Late last month, Gov. Pat McCrory signed a law guaranteeing that students or student groups in the UNC system who face discipline for non-academic offenses may hire lawyers to represent them in campus hearings. While this right had long been granted to our state’s K-12 students facing extended suspensions or expulsion, most people don’t realize that college students are routinely denied the ri[...]

Sep 4, 2013

Ohioans know the real deal

Will the real “Carolina” please stand up? The University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina both market their athletics programs simply as “Carolina,” and for as long as anyone can remember fans of the two schools have battled over which team could rightly lay claim to being the “real” Carolina. Now we […]

Jul 25, 2013

UNCW investigates student taunted by men in truck on campus

WILMINGTON (AP) — Officials at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington are investigating an incident in which a student was taunted by a group of men riding in a truck. UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller said in a statement that that track and field team captain Brent Campbell was working out on the school’s intramural […]

Apr 25, 2013

Former UNC board chair gets three years for income tax fraud

A former chairman of the University of North Carolina's governing board and two-time Democratic congressional candidate has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for tax fraud.

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