Davidson College http://wunc.org en 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 KIPP Gains College Partners http://wunc.org/post/kipp-gains-college-partners <p>Two of North Carolina’s private institutions of higher education are partnering with a non-profit chain of charter schools.<br><br><strong>Dave DeWitt:</strong> Duke University and Davidson College are entering into an agreement with the KIPP schools. KIPP, short for Knowledge is Power Program, is a network of charter schools operating in 20 states. There are currently 2 KIPP schools in North Carolina, in Charlotte and Gaston. They are open enrollment charter schools, with an emphasis on preparing low-income students for college.<br> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 17:10:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 2135 at http://wunc.org