Higher Education http://wunc.org en Athlete Literacy At UNC-Chapel Hill http://wunc.org/post/athlete-literacy-unc-chapel-hill <p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">The athletic program at Carolina came under scrutiny&nbsp;when academic advisor and tutor Mary </span>Willingham<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;"> made her research on athlete literacy public.</span></p><p><font face="Arial" size="3"> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:13:37 +0000 Frank Stasio & Meghan Modafferi 29840 at http://wunc.org Athlete Literacy At UNC-Chapel Hill American Indian Students In Higher Education http://wunc.org/post/american-indian-students-higher-education <p><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Since 2010, the number of American Indian students in the UNC system has been declining. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Today, there are 87 American Indian students in a student population of 19,000 undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. </span></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 26440 at http://wunc.org American Indian Students In Higher Education 'Black And Blue Tour' Focuses On African American History At UNC http://wunc.org/post/black-and-blue-tour-focuses-african-american-history-unc <p>Tim McMillan is a senior lecturer at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill's Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies.&nbsp; He is also the creator of The Black and Blue Tour.&nbsp; In 2001 Tim was teaching a seminar called “Defining Blackness” when he realized how much of UNC’s&nbsp; own racial history went overlooked.&nbsp; He started the Black and Blue tour of the UNC campus to help people gain a more nuanced perspective. He knows these conversations can make people uncomfortable.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:09:03 +0000 Phoebe Judge 26371 at http://wunc.org 'Black And Blue Tour' Focuses On African American History At UNC History, Other Majors Could Cease At ECSU http://wunc.org/post/history-other-majors-could-cease-ecsu <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elizabeth City State University could drop several common degree programs such as history, political science, physics and philosophy. An </span>ECSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> faculty member, who asked not to be named, confirmed </span>staff has<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> been told several programs are on the chopping block.</span></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:10:35 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 24923 at http://wunc.org History, Other Majors Could Cease At ECSU From The Classroom To The Graduation Stage http://wunc.org/post/classroom-graduation-stage <p>http://www.thestory.org/sites/default/files/public/audio/story/2013_09_23_american_graduate.mp3</p><p>Over the past 20 years, the U.S. Department of Education has reported a steady decline in the numbers of students who drop out of school before graduating. It says the rate dropped from 12 percent in 1990 to 7 percent in 2011.<br><br>But a stark figure remains: On average, about one million students leave every year before graduation.<br><br>In this special program, American Graduate: Crossing the Stage, host Dick Gordon looks at ways – some innovative and some traditional – that educators are trying to keep students in school and help them succeed in the careers they choose.<br><br> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:54:53 +0000 Dick Gordon 22976 at http://wunc.org From The Classroom To The Graduation Stage State Board Of Elections To Hear Disputed Local Cases http://wunc.org/post/state-board-elections-hear-disputed-local-cases <p>Local County Board of Elections meetings are usually quiet, lightly attended affairs. But in Watauga and Pasquotank Counties, recent meetings have been acrimonious and highly partisan.</p><p>Last month, the Watauga County Board of Elections moved a polling site off of the Appalachian State University campus. Across the state, the Pasquotank County Board of Elections denied a college student a chance to run for local office. Both decisions were decried by Democrats as efforts to suppress the votes of young people. Since this spring, all local Boards of Elections are Republican-majority.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 08:43:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 21672 at http://wunc.org State Board Of Elections To Hear Disputed Local Cases Is Higher Education Still Worth It? http://wunc.org/post/higher-education-still-worth-it <p>Student loan debt has reached a trillion dollars in this country, and Congress has been unable to prevent the interest rates of some federally subsidized student loans from doubling. With the skyrocketing cost of higher education, is it still worth it? Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:50:52 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 19118 at http://wunc.org Is Higher Education Still Worth It?