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We've provided a lot of coverage to the saga of Gene Nichol, the alleged law professor at UNC, who appears to do little more with his six-figure salary than publish articles bashing Republicans.
John Fennebresque's friends and coworkers call him "Czar." That appears to be a fitting nickname, for his imperious exercise of authority was his downfall as chairman of the University of North Carolina system's Board of Governors.
The Pope Center publishes this paper as part of our continuing effort to spur transparency in higher education. North Carolina citizens need to know if the UNC system is fulfilling its mission of discovering, creating, transmitting, and applying knowledge. The new edition of...
Governor Pat McCrory is preparing to pay up after losing a football bet to South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley when the University of South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, 17-13, Thursday in the season opener for both schools.
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after the announcement that Margaret Spellings was unanimously elected President of the University of North Carolina System by the Board of Governors
Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Richard Burr (R-NC) applauded the UNC Board of Governors for electing former United States Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings as the next UNC System President.
On Feb. 27, the UNC Board of Governors voted to close the Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity at its Chapel Hill campus. Many on the left and faculty within the UNC system argued the board's decision was political and an attack on academic freedom.
Lefties across the state and country are giggling mercilessly over the bad publicity being doled out against the UNC-Chapel Hill athletics department.
It tells a gripping story. The 131-page report by Kenneth L. Wainstein and his colleagues peels back 18 years of scandalous secrecy at UNC-Chapel Hill to reveal that between 1993 and 2011, more than 3,100 students took "paper classes."
Imagine that a UNC Center for Western Civilization (which, of course, does not exist) were to co-sponsor a conference with the Heritage Foundation.
In 2012, a UNC-Chapel Hill freshman with a blood level of alcohol nearly three times the legal limit was found dead. Winston Crisp, vice chancellor for student affairs, saw this as indicative of a nationwide problem-one he has been working to address since then.
In the past few months, under the chairmanship of John Fennebresque, the UNC Board of Governors has been more aggressive than in the past, drilling down into more topics and increasing its discussions in committees and in the full board meetings.
More than 100 students, faculty, administrators, and political activists packed a lecture hall at UNC-Chapel Hill last Thursday to hear controversial indigenous studies professor Steven Salaita speak about academic freedom and censorship.
Since the 2007-08 academic year, the state of North Carolina has allotted more than $7 million to the Academic Summer Bridge Program, which is intended to prepare academically weak students for the rigors of college.
The most important decision that the University of North Carolina system's Board of Governors will make this year is the selection of the next system president.
Among the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill there are two quite different views of the university's recent athletic/academic scandal.
The reopening of UNC–Chapel Hill Law School's Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity as the "North Carolina Poverty Research Fund" by law professor Gene Nichol shows great contempt for the UNC system Board of Governors, the state legislature, and the people of North Carolina.
Higher education in the United States has long been geared toward aggrandizement. It seems like every president or chancellor wants to leave his or her stamp on his or her campus with a new building.
Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement on the passing of former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Basketball Coach Bill Guthridge...
Starting next fall, N.C. Central University, Elizabeth City State University, and Fayetteville State University will be allowed to admit students with SAT scores as low as 750 (the current systemwide minimum is 800).
The 1971 law reorganizing the University of North Carolina declared that the UNC system should "encourage an economical use of the state's resources" to further the state's constitutional mission of providing public higher education.
Over the past two years, the University of North Carolina has been implementing recommendations laid out by the General Administration and Board of Governors in their 2013 "strategic directions" report, "Our Time, Our Future: the UNC Compact with North Carolina."
Since the 2007-08 academic year, the state of North Carolina has allotted more than $7 million to the Academic Summer Bridge Program, which is intended to prepare academically weak students for the rigors of college.
Starting next fall, N.C. Central University, Elizabeth City State University, and Fayetteville State University will be allowed to admit students with SAT scores as low as 750 (the current systemwide minimum is 800).
The 1971 law reorganizing the University of North Carolina declared that the UNC system should "encourage an economical use of the state's resources" to further the state's constitutional mission of providing public higher education.
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