UNC-Greensboro http://wunc.org en Two New Chancellors Welcome Students http://wunc.org/post/two-new-chancellors-welcome-students <p>College students began meeting their new roommates and unpacking boxes last week at several of the large universities in the Triangle and Triad. This year, the freshmen won’t be the only new faces on campus.</p><p>Carol Folt began her first official day on the job as chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill a little over a month and a half ago. She replaced Holden Thorp, who is now the provost at Washington University in Saint Louis. Folt comes to Carolina from Dartmouth. She’s the first woman to lead UNC-Chapel Hill.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 20887 at http://wunc.org Two New Chancellors Welcome Students Artist Takes Public’s Words To The President http://wunc.org/post/artist-takes-public-s-words-president <p></p><p>Sheryl Oring used to be a reporter, and though she still uses one of the instruments of old-school journalism, she considers herself an artist. She takes a manual typewriter, dresses up in 1960s garb and asks people to dictate to her messages for the president. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:35:32 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 9638 at http://wunc.org Artist Takes Public’s Words To The President Terra Cotta http://wunc.org/post/terra-cotta <p>Mill villages were once a common feature of the North Carolina landscape from Appalachia to the Eastern counties. Here in the Triad, the Pomona Company operated a pipe factory about five miles outside of downtown Greensboro. The pipe was made out of terra cotta and the village where the factory workers lived was called Terra Cotta. The factory closed down in the 1970s, and now there’s an effort to turn the village into a living history museum.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 19:03:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 4577 at http://wunc.org When Did Indians Become Straight? http://wunc.org/post/when-did-indians-become-straight <p>Words like "straight" and "gay" are thrown around in the popular discourse about sexuality these days, but what relationship do they bear on how people rule themselves?</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:03:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 3695 at http://wunc.org When Did Indians Become Straight? Underpass To Link UNC-Greensboro Expansion http://wunc.org/post/underpass-link-unc-greensboro-expansion <p>UNC-Greensboro is breaking ground on a pedestrian underpass this morning.</p><p>The project will provide a pathway under Lee Street and a railway. It will connect the main UNC-G campus with a mixed-use village, currently under construction. When complete, Spartan Village will include 1,400 resident beds, retail space and a new student recreation center. Jorge Quintal is Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities. He says this project will increase the campus by 20-percent.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 1921 at http://wunc.org Michelle Obama Campaigns In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/michelle-obama-campaigns-north-carolina <p>First Lady Michelle Obama is at a campaign fundraiser in Raleigh this afternoon. Earlier today she made a stop in Greensboro.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii:</strong> Speaking in front of nearly 23-hundred, mostly standing, people at UNC-Greensboro, the First Lady urged Triad voters to give a few hours of their time this month. The “It Takes One” effort was announced last week as the campaign tries to mobilize voters for November’s election. Obama also told the audience how they can respond when others ask what President Obama has done since he took office.<br> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 21:14:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 1961 at http://wunc.org Zones of Contention http://wunc.org/post/zones-contention <p>The border between the United States and Mexico is a hotspot of political controversy. Concern over illegal immigration led to the construction of a wall separating many border communities and further dividing the U.S. from its neighbor to the South. A new exhibit at the <a href="http://weatherspoon.uncg.edu/" target="_blank">Weatherspoon Art Museum</a> at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro examines the border. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:57:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 4405 at http://wunc.org Zones of Contention Who’s Responsible for Human Rights? http://wunc.org/post/who-s-responsible-human-rights <p>Last month, a conference in Greensboro brought together more than 70 attorneys, activists and average citizens to talk about human and civil rights violations at the hands of law enforcement. Among the issues discussed were racial profiling, police brutality, mass incarceration, torture and rendition. The event was a call to action and the message was that every member of society is responsible for speaking out about abuses of state power. Thu, 24 May 2012 16:15:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 4720 at http://wunc.org The New Young Coach at UNC-Greensboro http://wunc.org/post/new-young-coach-unc-greensboro <p>Many veteran college basketball coaches have thinning hair, wrinkles and a scowl to protest questionable calls. This isn't the case at UNC Greensboro, where Wes Miller has a full head of hair, the smile of a college student and just two months of experience. He’s the youngest coach in men’s Division 1 and is trying to get his team to think about a championship, all while removing the ‘interim’ next to his name. Jeff Tiberii reports on the former Tar Heel turned Spartan.<br> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 3265 at http://wunc.org The New Young Coach at UNC-Greensboro Gender in Sports Conference at UNC-G http://wunc.org/post/gender-sports-conference-unc-g <p>The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is hosting a national conference on girls and women in sports.<br><br>The three day event will feature speakers from around the country. Presenters will discuss practices for encouraging girls to be physically active, myths about muscles and strength for females in sports, and the role of nutrition before and after physical activity.</p> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:45:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 7324 at http://wunc.org