The 28-member board stirred up a lot of dust when it began discussing ideas to move the UNC General Administration from Chapel Hill to Raleigh or to the Research Triangle Park; to reorganize the staff of UNC President Margaret Spellings; and to lower student tuition and fees. The board also voted to bar litigation by UNC Law’s Center for Civil Rights.
The late Sen. Jesse Helms made his political bones attacking the liberal media, using many of his 2,800 commentaries at WRAL-TV from 1960 until 1972 to rake The News and Observer and other news organizations over the coals.
The decline in funding at UNC has bipartisan roots, but it is hard to find champions of higher education in today’s Republican ranks that match past Democratic leaders of the NC General Assembly. Nationally, the Pew Research Center found Republican support for college and universities had sharply dropped.
The Chinese Lantern Festival at Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary, NC treats visitors to hundreds of larger-than-life holiday lanterns made up of over 15,000 LEDs including a dragon, dinosaurs and spinning pagodas.
The Triangle's most elaborate holiday lights display
A lighthearted look at Black Friday madness
Journalist Charlie Rose accused of sexual misconduct by 8 women
Blue Devils look sharp against the Paladins, Krzyzewski explains why