NC Central University http://wunc.org en Debra Saunders-White Officially Installed As NCCU Chancellor http://wunc.org/post/debra-saunders-white-officially-installed-nccu-chancellor <p>Debra Saunders-White was officially installed Friday as the 11th chancellor at North Carolina Central University.&nbsp; She has been serving as the school's leader since last June.&nbsp; She is the university's first female chancellor and only the second woman to lead one of the five historically black colleges in the UNC System.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:21:57 +0000 Gurnal Scott 33271 at http://wunc.org Debra Saunders-White Officially Installed As NCCU Chancellor The NCAA Tournament Takes On A Distinct Triangle Flavor This Year http://wunc.org/post/ncaa-tournament-takes-distinct-triangle-flavor-year <div>Four North Carolina universities -- all located in the Triangle -- have earned bids to this year's National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament. &nbsp;The highest seed is Duke. &nbsp;The Blue Devils are third in the Midwest region. &nbsp;But the Atlantic Coast Conference runner-up will open tournament play against Mercer University at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Friday.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>North Carolina Central University is making its first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. &nbsp;The Mid Eastern Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament champions are seeded 14th in the East region. &nbsp;They will put a 20-game win streak on the line against third-seed Iowa State Friday in San Antonio. &nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:13:42 +0000 Gurnal Scott 32177 at http://wunc.org The NCAA Tournament Takes On A Distinct Triangle Flavor This Year Frazier Appeals Firing To NCCU http://wunc.org/post/frazier-appeals-firing-nccu <p>The football coach recently fired by N.C. Central is making an appeal to get his job back. Henry Frazier, III says he was wrongly terminated.</p><p>Frazier says his second arrest in two years came after he tried to inform his ex-wife that he would be paying a parking ticket on their car. Frazier was suspended last year after being arrested for spousal abuse and was subjected to an order of protection.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:06:09 +0000 Dave DeWitt 21628 at http://wunc.org Frazier Appeals Firing To NCCU 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 Exploring The Life, Legacy And Unfinished Work Of Julius L. Chambers http://wunc.org/post/exploring-life-legacy-and-unfinished-work-julius-l-chambers <p></p><p>In 1948, William Chambers, a black maintenance worker in Montgomery County, NC was denied payment for a job by a white customer. William Chambers spent many afternoons searching for an attorney to represent him, but all the white lawyers he asked refused. William told this story to his son, Julius Chambers, who then vowed to become a lawyer and fight for justice.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:08:51 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 20827 at http://wunc.org Exploring The Life, Legacy And Unfinished Work Of Julius L. Chambers Friends, Colleagues Honor Julius Chambers' Legacy http://wunc.org/post/friends-colleagues-honor-julius-chambers-legacy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Friends and the state's legal community are honoring the life of Julius Chambers who died last week.&nbsp; He was 76 years old.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chambers was active in the </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Civil Rights movement, founding the law firm that became North Carolina's first integrated practice.&nbsp; A statement from the Ferguson, Chambers and Sumter firm said Chambers argued eight cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and won all of them.&nbsp;</span><br> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:01:10 +0000 Gurnal Scott 20193 at http://wunc.org Friends, Colleagues Honor Julius Chambers' Legacy LGBTA Center Opens On NC Central Campus http://wunc.org/post/lgbta-center-opens-nc-central-campus <p>A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally Center recently opened on the North Carolina Central University campus. School officials say the goal of the facility is to establish a safer and more inclusive environment for all students. Tia Marie Doxey, Director of Student Life Assessment at the university, &nbsp;says there have been some emotional moments there so far.</p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid--b2f872e-0695-b0db-7ac2-21d6456aedcd" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:54:39 +0000 Eric Hodge 19392 at http://wunc.org LGBTA Center Opens On NC Central Campus North Carolina Central University Hosts Its 23rd Annual Jazz Festival http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-central-university-hosts-its-23rd-annual-jazz-festival <p>North Carolina Central University became the first university in the state to offer a jazz degree in 1977. The university has since been a force on a state and national level in keeping the jazz scene alive.</p><p>The university is now throwing its 23rd annual <a href="http://web.nccu.edu/jazzfestival/">Jazz Festival </a>this week. <a href="http://www.nccu.edu/directory/details.cfm?id=iwiggins">Ira Wiggins</a>, director of their jazz department, founded the festival in 1990 with hopes of creating a space for students to meet and learn from seasoned jazz musicians. This year the festival features jazz artists Carl Allen and <a href="http://www.bennygolson.com/artist-profile.html">Benny Golson</a>. Benny Golson is a world-renowned saxophonist, composer, and producers.&nbsp; Ira Wiggins and Benny Golson join Host Frank Stasio to talk about the state of jazz education today, and give us a sneak peek of the festival. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:55:12 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 13890 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Central University Hosts Its 23rd Annual Jazz Festival Historically Black Colleges and Universities take part in "Hazing Hurts" Forum http://wunc.org/post/historically-black-colleges-and-universities-take-part-hazing-hurts-forum <p>It's the beginning of the Spring Semester and&nbsp;sorority and fraternity in-take season is about to begin on many college campuses.&nbsp; This has traditionally been an exciting time at historically black colleges and universities where many of these Greek organizations are turning 100 years old.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>But entry into these close-knit groups have sparked major out-cry because of hazing.&nbsp; And administrators say the sometimes violent and mentally taxing pledge process has spilled over into other campus groups, like the band, sports teams and even honor societies.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:05:39 +0000 Leoneda Inge 8786 at http://wunc.org Early Voting Packs NC Polling Places http://wunc.org/post/early-voting-packs-nc-polling-places <p>Thousands of people packed polling places across the state yesterday as early voting began.<br><br>North Carolina Central University’s drum-line led a parade of voters in Durham to the student union where they could vote early.&nbsp; Leotrice Pegues is a senior at NCCU.&nbsp; She was excited about casting her vote early.&nbsp;&nbsp; Pegues didn’t get to vote in 2008 because she forgot to switch her registration.<br> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 3018 at http://wunc.org Early Voting Packs NC Polling Places