Meredith College http://wunc.org en [PHOTOS] Theater Of Belief: The Ritual Of Masking Across The Globe http://wunc.org/post/photos-theater-belief-ritual-masking-across-globe <p>When people don masks and costumes in the United States, it is often for Halloween or to root for their favorite sports team. But in Africa and the Caribbean, masking carries a much deeper meaning.<br />&nbsp; Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:30:39 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 30742 at http://wunc.org [PHOTOS] Theater Of Belief: The Ritual Of Masking Across The Globe Raleigh Film Festival Showcases Local Female Filmmakers http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-film-festival-showcases-local-female-filmmakers <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px"><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt">The Meredith <a href="http://www.meredith.edu/news/detail/meredith-college-documentary-film-festival-january-26">College Documentary Film Festival </a>offers movies made by women that address a wide range of topics. </span></font><p><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt">&nbsp;Filmmaker Joan King Widdifield's "Rainy Season" explores the lingering damage of the Vietnam War. Kristin Bedford's film, "Field Notes, Durham Noir" is an aesthetic interpretation of the tobacco town. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:32:25 +0000 Frank Stasio & Meghan Modafferi 29376 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Film Festival Showcases Local Female Filmmakers Tens Of Thousands Descend On Area For Graduations http://wunc.org/post/tens-thousands-descend-area-graduations <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you live anywhere near a college campus and don’t have a compelling reason to attend the half-dozen or so graduations going on in the Triangle and Triad, this might be a good weekend to get out of town. Tens of thousands of family and friends are set to descend on Durham, Raleigh, and Greensboro for commencement events throughout the weekend.</span></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 08:19:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 15071 at http://wunc.org Tens Of Thousands Descend On Area For Graduations New Reports On Women Show Progress and Setbacks In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/new-reports-women-show-progress-and-setbacks-north-carolina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two new reports examine the status of girls and women in North Carolina.&nbsp; As it turns out, girls are bucking the stereotype. They’ve seen gains in math and science testing.</span></p><p>"Middle school is when we typically think of girls sort of disengaging from science and math,"&nbsp;<a href="http://www.meredith.edu/sociolog/faculty.htm">Amie Hess</a>&nbsp;told Frank&nbsp;Stasio&nbsp;in an interview on The State of Things.&nbsp; Hess is the lead researcher on&nbsp;<a href="http://meredith.edu/status-ncgirls/_downloads/13-016-status-of-girls-report.pdf">The Status of Girls in North Carolina.</a>&nbsp;"What we found when you look at the 8th grade end-of-grade testing rates is that girls are right on par with boys.&nbsp; In some cases, [they are] slightly ahead of boys," she said.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:29:01 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 12797 at http://wunc.org New Reports On Women Show Progress and Setbacks In North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban Debated http://wunc.org/post/gay-marriage-ban-debated <p>Multiple perspectives will get an airing at a panel this evening on the proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and civil unions in North Carolina.<br><br>The <a href="http://www.meredith.edu/enews/announcement_details.php?id=10150" target="_blank">discussion</a> at Meredith College will be moderated by religious and ethical studies assistant professor Steven Benko. He says legal experts on both sides of the issue will offer analysis of the law. And religious leaders will also participate.<br> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:40:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 2983 at http://wunc.org