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UNC Wilmington professor gets $504K settlement with school

Jul. 2, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has reached a half-million-dollar settlement with a professor who announced his retirement amid backlash over his comments on social media, which included calling the state’s governor “Massa Cooper.” In an email...

Money for N.C. "Freedom Park" signed into law by Cooper

Jul. 2, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another two dozen bills were signed into law by Gov. Roy Cooper, including one with money to help build a long-planned park to honor the contributions of African Americans in North Carolina. The $1.5 million in matching funds for a “North Carolina Freedom Park” in...

People remove belongings on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The UNC system announced Tuesday that it would be instructing students to return to their permanent address unless granted an exception to remain in university housing due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

UNC fined $1.5M for inadequate campus crime reporting

Jun. 30, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

Raleigh, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced Tuesday that it will pay a $1.5 million fine to the U.S. Department of Education to resolve a dispute over its failure to fully report information about crimes that occurred on campus. A report from the education department in...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2014, file photo, outgoing State Budget Director Art Pope smiles in Raleigh, N.C., as he talks with the press after Gov. Pat McCrory announced that Pope would be stepping down from his post. The Senate picked on Thursday, June 25, 2020, longtime conservative donor and former lawmaker Pope to the state public higher education system’s Board of Governors. The 32-15 vote electing Pope to the 24-member body tasked with overseeing the 17-campus University of North Carolina system comes as lawmakers neared the end of their legislative session. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP, File)

GOP donor, ex-lawmaker Art Pope elected to join UNC board

Jun. 25, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A longtime conservative donor and former lawmaker was picked Thursday to the state public higher education system’s Board of Governors by the Republican-controlled Senate. The 32-15 vote electing Art Pope to the 24-member body tasked with overseeing the 17-campus University of...

Former university chancellor sues UNC system over his exit

Jun. 23, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The former chancellor of East Carolina University has sued the University of North Carolina system over his departure from his job last year, saying his exit was the result of a vendetta by a school official. The lawsuit filed by former Chancellor Cecil Staton alleges his...

FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Peter Hans, the newly elected president of the N.C. Community College System, delivers remarks during a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina's community college system president will become the next head of the University of North Carolina's 17-campus system, a UNC governing board member said on Thursday, June 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

N.C. community college head Peter Hans to lead UNC system

Jun. 19, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of North Carolina’s community college network was named on Friday to lead the state’s 17-campus public university system. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors unanimously voted for Peter Hans to serve as the next system president. He’ll...

FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Peter Hans, the newly elected president of the N.C. Community College System, delivers remarks during a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina's community college system president will become the next head of the University of North Carolina's 17-campus system, a UNC governing board member said on Thursday, June 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Board member: Hans to become next UNC system president

Jun. 18, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's community college system president will become the next head of the University of North Carolina's 17-campus system, a UNC governing board member said on Thursday. Peter Hans, who began the community college job just two years ago, will be introduced on Friday as the...

UNC lifts moratorium on changing building names on campus

Jun. 17, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is lifting a moratorium that had been in place since 2015 preventing the school from removing names on campus buildings that may be associated with slaveholders or white supremacy. The university imposed the moratorium after changing...

Judge throws out parts of N.C. workplace undercover law

Jun. 15, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a victory for animal rights activists, a federal judge has thrown out portions of a North Carolina law designed to discourage undercover employees at farms and other workplaces from taking documents or footage. Several groups sued state officials for a 2015 law that provides civil...

FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, the NCAA headquarters is shown in Indianapolis. More than a dozen national associations in various sports – hockey, soccer, tennis, golf, swimming and gymnastics, among them – have signed a memo outlining “significant concerns” about effects of allowing athletes to profit for use of their names, images and likenesses (NIL). (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Florida governor signs college athlete NIL compensation bill

Jun. 12, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

Florida has cleared the way for college athletes in the state to earn money from endorsement deals as soon as next summer. That comes even as some in college sports want to slow things down due to concerns about how athlete compensation will actually work. A bill that would allow college athletes in Florida to be...