North Carolina A&T University http://wunc.org en NC Cooperative Extension Celebrates Its 100th Birthday http://wunc.org/post/nc-cooperative-extension-celebrates-its-100th-birthday <p></p><p>Employees from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension will travel from across the state to Raleigh today and tomorrow to celebrate the organization's 100th anniversary.</p><p></p><p>The Cooperative Extension is based out of North Carolina State University and NC A&amp;T State University. Their personnel work in every county to connect farmers with new research and technology. But the organization, which runs 4-H, is also invested in helping families in general.</p><p></p><p>Sheri Schwab is an associate director of the Cooperative Extension at NC State.</p><p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 11:37:00 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 35738 at http://wunc.org NC Cooperative Extension Celebrates Its 100th Birthday North Carolina A&T Nursing School: Future Uncertain http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-nursing-school-future-uncertain <p></p><p></p><p>North Carolina A&amp;T's nursing degree program is in peril after the UNC Board of Governors decided to temporarily suspend enrollment.</p><p></p><p>In 2010 and 2011, fewer than 75 percent of A&amp;T's nursing school passed the National Council Licensure Examination on the first try.&nbsp; That could have terminated the program, but the Board of Governors gave the nursing school two more years to get passing scores above 85 percent.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:45:05 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 34289 at http://wunc.org North Carolina A&T Nursing School: Future Uncertain Professor Seeking Office Suspended (With Pay) http://wunc.org/post/professor-seeking-office-suspended-pay <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A professor at North Carolina A&amp;T State University has been suspended with pay. Jamal Fox is a 25 year old political science instructor seeking public office for the first time. </span></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:31:25 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 24986 at http://wunc.org Professor Seeking Office Suspended (With Pay) NC A&T Celebrates First NCAA Tournament Victory http://wunc.org/post/nc-celebrates-first-ncaa-tournament-victory <p>North Carolina A&amp;T has its first ever NCAA Tournament victory.&nbsp; The Aggies narrowly defeated Liberty University, 73-72, last night to advance.&nbsp; A last-second shot by Liberty missed as time expired to preserve the A&amp;T win.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Before last night, the Aggies had never won in nine trips to the tournament.&nbsp; Head coach Cy Alexander said his team didn't fold under pressure.<br><br>"I thought our young men showed a lot of resilience because Liberty didn't back down and we would go up a little bit and they would keep coming back," Alexander said.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:33:53 +0000 Gurnal Scott 12331 at http://wunc.org NC A&T Celebrates First NCAA Tournament Victory NC A&T Aims For Spoiler Role In NCAA Tournament http://wunc.org/post/nc-aims-spoiler-role-ncaa-tournament <p>NC A&amp;T will tip it off against Liberty tonight in Dayton, OH as part of the First Four. The Aggies surprised everyone last week when they seized the MEAC championship in a 57-54 win against Morgan state.</p><p>Last year Norfolk State represented the MEAC in the NCAA Tournament. As a 15-seed the Spartans defeated 2-seed, Missouri, 86-84. It is one of only six upsets where a 15-seed knocked off a 2-seed. With a victory tonight, North Carolina A&amp;T would meet 1-seed Louisville on Thursday. A 16-seed has never beaten a one-seed.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:07:37 +0000 Laura Candler 12221 at http://wunc.org NC A&T Aims For Spoiler Role In NCAA Tournament Five NC Schools Join The Madness http://wunc.org/post/five-nc-schools-join-madness <p>Five North Carolina teams made the NCAA men's basketball tournament, including the ACC's Big Three in the Triangle.&nbsp;</p><p>Duke is a number 2 seed in the Midwest region and faces Albany Friday afternoon.</p><p>"We're excited with the position we're in," forward Ryan Kelly tells <a href="http://goduke.com">GoDuke.com</a>.</p><p>"We've got some time to prepare and every team we face from this point on is capable of being us and we're certainly capable of beating them.&nbsp; That's how we have to approach it.&nbsp; A loss is the end of your season, so we just have to keep winning."</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:13:40 +0000 Will Michaels 12189 at http://wunc.org A&T Four Celebrated 53 Years After Iconic Sit-in http://wunc.org/post/four-celebrated-53-years-after-iconic-sit <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four civil rights pioneers will be honored Friday in Greensboro on the </span>53<sup>rd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of their famous sit-in. North Carolina State University A&amp;T Freshman Joe McNeil, </span>Ezell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Blair </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., Franklin McCain and David Richmond sat down at an all-white Woolworth’s lunch sparking a significant movement in the Jim Crow South. </span></p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 01:01:50 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 9325 at http://wunc.org A&T Four Celebrated 53 Years After Iconic Sit-in Conviction Overturned, LaMonte Armstrong Adjusting After 17 Years http://wunc.org/post/conviction-overturned-lamonte-armstrong-adjusting-after-17-years <p><strong>Issac-Davy Aronson: </strong>LaMonte Armstrong walked out of a Greensboro Courthouse a few weeks ago. The 62-year-old grandfather, graduate of North Carolina A&amp;T and longtime basketball coach was free. Convicted of murder in 1995 and sentenced to life, Armstrong has always maintained his innocence. A local law clinic intervened, evidence raising significant doubts was revealed, and ultimately a judge overturned the conviction.<br> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2007 at http://wunc.org Conviction Overturned, LaMonte Armstrong Adjusting After 17 Years NC A&T to Look at African American Psyche http://wunc.org/post/nc-look-african-american-psyche <p>A two-day conference getting underway at North Carolina A&amp;T State University will weigh how certain events affect the African-American psyche.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii:</strong> The Dialogue On Progressive Enlightenment Conference, or DOPE, will focus on higher education. The conference began three years ago as an outlet for social concerns within the African-American community. Brian Sims is an Assistant professor of Psychology at North Carolina A&amp;T. He described the conference on the State of Things.<br> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 01:45:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2996 at http://wunc.org D.O.P.E. Conference http://wunc.org/post/dope-conference <p>The annual Dialogue on Progressive Enlightenment (DOPE) Conference was designed to examine developmental psychology in African and African-American communities. The event returns to the <a href="http://www.ncat.edu/" target="_blank">campus of North Carolina A&amp;T State University</a> and this year’s theme addresses the challenge of being a non-traditional college student. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:20:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 5094 at http://wunc.org