Stories tagged: "higher education"


Geeta Kapur, a civil rights attorney from North Carolina, is the author of the new book "To Drink From the Well: The Struggle for Racial Equality at the Nation's Oldest Public University." (Image via Geeta Kapur)
UNC’s ‘Racist Roots’ Fueled Nikole Hannah-Jones Scandal and Legacy of Injustices, Legal Scholar Says

Enslaved people literally laid the bricks at UNC. So how does its past reflect on the turmoil of today?

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones stands for a portrait at her home in New York, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. A controversy over tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill has supercharged debates in North Carolina about teaching the state's history of racism in K-12 and higher education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
‘What Gets Taught Matters’: Why North Carolina Must Confront Its History of Racism

The author of a North Carolina history book explains why it’s so crucial for the state’s K-12 students to understand our state’s history of racism.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Delaware in September 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Report: Biden’s College Plan Would Pay for Itself in 10 Years. Here’s Why That Matters in NC.

Student loan debt skyrocketed in the last decade in NC. Here's what the presidential candidates, particularly Biden, want to do about that.

Duke University students, forced off campus by coronavirus, spearheaded a fast-growing pandemic aid group. (Image via Shutterstock)
How a Duke Student Masterminded a Growing Coronavirus Aid Group

When the pandemic shuttered colleges, a group of Duke students turned a Facebook support group into a fast-growing coronavirus aid nonprofit.

The bell tower at UNC-Chapel Hill. NC's flagship university jettisoned in-person classes after several coronavirus hotspots popped up on campus this month. (Image via Shutterstock)
State Employees Head Demands UNC System ‘Step Up’ and Hold Reckless Students Accountable

After coronavirus forces UNC-Chapel Hill shutdown, head of state employee group says UNC System must ‘step up’ and hold students accountable.